Since Tina has the best sister in the world, I thought that I should make her a quilt. Of course, I started thinking this a while ago, in plenty of time for her *milestone* birthday. But I missed that, as one does, which means I was able to give her a quilt when we visited in April!
For the top, I used Meow or Never by Erin Michael for Moda. I decided on a chain link fence pattern, and determined the size of the squares and strips based on the large dot cat print. I used most of the cat prints that came in the fat-quarter bundle that I bought - that is a cat-centric quilt! There are 4 cats that live in her house (I think three of them actually belong to my niece), and we've both always loved kitties, so I knew I wanted to make her a kitty quilt. I cut out the center squares and used my design wall to determine how to arrange them. Gosh, I love that design wall! And based on picture, it looks like the quilt was started and finished/given within a 2-month time period! That must be a record!
|we may have trespassed a little for some of the photos|
The first night down there (Easter! I got to spend a holiday with my family!) I asked if everyone wanted to see the newest quilt that I made. When I brought it out, Tina's response was "Kitties!" I had Trekker read the "tag" of the quilt...
|For Tina From Kristin|
Meow or Never 2017
I think she was happy with it. I hope so! At least it will get used. Trekker was under the quilt before they left for the evening!
|This photo taken at Mom's house, on her request. Turned out to be the best photo-shoot location...|
|Tina's response when I asked her to show the "back side"...|
|Man, I love using Audrey's long-arm sewing machine!|
The Meow or Never Quilt was my third quilty finish of 2017.
Cooking Up Quilts
Laugh Love Quilt
Freemotion by the River
Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Show Off Saturday
Let's Bee Social