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.