Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival- BA Cat

For Blogger's Quilt Festival this year, I thought I'd share my favorite quilt I made this year and one of the few quilts I ever made for myself.  It was for a challenge by Ethne at Flaming Stitches to make something inspired by the artwork of Charley Harper.   The original was called "Limp on a Limb" but because the finished quilt is 60"x62", it is generally referred to at my house as "The Big Ass Cat".

This helps explain the scale of the quilt. 

Taken in better light but before whiskers.


The cat was hand quilted.
The background and branches are free motion quilting.

The leaves were made as mini-quilts using a walking foot, then attached using FMQ. (Each leaf is 12 inches long and 7 wide)

This was a fun project!  I love how it turned out and it was a great experiment in quilting texture.

31 comments:

Debbie said...

oh my, I love your cat quilt!! Just precious & so nicely done. Very cool!!

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Ethne said...

You've done it again Marjorie - another great quilt in the BQF - he's one amazing cat

Nicky said...

I saw the beginning of this quiltalong and was sorely tempted to join in - I didn't and regret it but as a new blogger didn't have the confidence! Love the result you have - love the size too!

Sabine said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Teje said...

Hi! I love your amazing and beautiful cat quilt! Great idea, so well designed and made!
x Teje

Wendy said...

This is a favorite of mine that you did also....He is just stunning! I absolutely love everything about this quilt! Such inspiration!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Lovely to see this quilt again, I'd somehow missed the size of it before and thought it was a mini quilt so I got such a shock when I saw the cat on a cat photo!! Wonderful quilt and I love the leaves you added - genius!

Janet said...

What a wonderful work of art! Do you have it hanging up or on the couch for your kitty?

Patti said...

So nice to revisit one of my all time favourites quilts! Cute as ever! Thanks for bringing him back out to say "hi".

Allie said...

This just blows me away, I love it so much - and I LOVE how big it is! The leaves are an awesome touch!

Leanne said...

I have loved this for a while but I did not realize its scale, it is fantastic!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your cat! You did a fantastic job. The leaves give it a nice touch too.

Lynne said...

So cool! Unique and wonderful.

mac said...

Great quilt - love the fat ass cat.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a super fun quilt!! Thank you for sharing your technigues also - just a joy.

Julie Fukuda said...

I am still working my way down the page visiting each entry. I'm glad to see you picked this one to show. It was such fun to watch the process.

Margaret said...

I love Charlie Harper and your quilt speaks to me! Love it.

christhequilter said...

I LOVE cat quilts, and yours is fabulous!!

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing your BA cat! I was not familiar with the art of Charley Harper, so you've treated me to two wonderful inspirations today.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh so cute!! :o)

Marj said...

Wow! That is a big cat! The colors are great and it looks just like the painting.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

While watching you make this, I had no idea it was this big. Really spectacular!

quilthexle said...

What a lovely big cat ;-)) Glad you picked this quilt to show in the festival, it's a stunner! And I love the "scale"-picture with the "real thing" on the quilt ;-))

Kriza said...

that is an awesome quilt, I love it! well done.
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Sooo clever! I love the style of the cat. Fun!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Thompsons said...

Soooo cute! My son said, "Kittie Cat!" He's a fan as well.

Robin said...

I love this quilt! And the texture you achieved is just fabulous. Beautiful work!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I love the 3D effect of your quilt. So cute and interesting. I also looked at your nutrition blog. Thanks for posting information there. I live in southern ID, so Howdy neighbor!

Eileen said...

That is one big cool cat! Fun to see it in relation to your real kitty! Great design and wonderful construction. Just love it! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great day

Charming's Mama said...

What a great quilt, truly a work of art.