The Charley Harper Calico Cat is finally whole. Although, after snapping this picture, I realized I still needed to add a branch under her head and a spot on the thigh.
And whiskers. I forgot the whiskers before I started sandwiching the quilt too....I'll applique them on top when the quilting is done.
My cat was most helpful (not) as I was basting the quilting sandwich together on my living room floor.
The good news (from my last cat quilt post) is that I discovered I had enough of the sage from where I cut away the background fabric from the cat body to make the leaves that I still needed.
Yesterday I dug through the garage stash (that's where large cut yardage and non-quilting fabrics live) and found enough of the same color to use for a backing.
Normally, I like to do a pieced back for 2-sided interest. This time, I think the front is so interesting that I don't want to detract.
Also, I am going to hand-quilt the cat and the branches b/c I want that extra texture that only comes with hand quilting & cotton batting. Here's the cat fur from the back. This was about an hour's meandering quilting. I quite like it.