Saturday, October 1, 2011

September In Review

Fresh Sewing Day
Most of September, I spent time working on this quilt.  It started as some scraps that I won from Nadine at Quilted Bliss.  I was in a handwork phase and pieced all of these by hand.

But I finished it in my "multiple quilting techniques"  stage so it really is a quilting sampler.  I need to bind and wash it then will write up a post on the techniques that I used and the relative merits of each. 


At long last, I finally got the whiskers on the big-ass cat.  This 60x62 inch kitty was made for the Charley Harper Challenge that Ethne at Flaming Stitches had a while ago.  This was a lot of fun and used multiple techniques which gives wonderful texture when viewed up close.  The cat is hand-quilted, the branches and background FMQ on the machine, and the leaves are 3-D with each quilted individually using a walking foot, then stitched into place on the quilt.  I made this quilt for me! :)


I also got distracted by a challenge from Leah Day to applique some flowers that would show off Leah's amazing Free Motion Quilting. 



In October, I hope to get some UFO's crossed off the list. My plan is to make progress on 4 quilt tops that need quilting and 3 piecing projects.   

 

8 comments:

Heather D. said...

Hand piecing...wow, now that is something I can only aspire to at this point. Your work is just beautiful.

Nic said...

Nice to meet another hand-piecer out there :)
Love the cat!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, I love the cat - stunning!! I love all your needle turn applique flowers, particularly the one on the bottom right!

Patti said...

Everything is so beautiful, but I am completely in love with your big ass cat!!!

Annabella said...

I love hand piecing too and everything you have done this month is so lovely. I still love that BA cat, whiskers or no whiskers!

Ethne said...

Good to see someone has had a busy / productive month

Katie said...

love the puss cat looking soo relaxed lol - you can tell you put the extra effort into the leaves they stand out really well. I also love the simplicity and vibrancy of those giant flowers :)

Lynne said...

The cat made me smile - so relaxed, so cute!