Monday, February 27, 2017

More Quilting on Cat

I took the path of least resistance and just followed the patterns on the fabrics for the quilting on the cat forhead.

I am hand quilting the lower part of the cat face to add some extra texture.

I'm not a big fan of stippling, but I thought it was just right for the inner part of the cat's ears.

The big chore, though, is the background.  I am doing this fill on the upper, right hand section.  I was inspired by a sampler by Jodi Robinson where she showed several variations using one of her templates.  My version is double hers in size (6") and I am alternating 3 variations with dots, squares and open for texture variety.

Because I am FMQ this on my domestic machine, it means that all my stitching lines need to be drawn on first rather than any kind of ruler work.  This is my 3rd time using the Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers.  I've had no problem with the lines washing away.  And the variety of colors work well on different background colors.

I'm now about 1/2 done with the sections I've marked, and am waiting to be inspired on what fills to use for the other sections.  60 square feet of quilt is a lot of quilting!


Amy said...

So much quilty goodness for one cat! Are you going to quilt scales in the fish? Tim Latimer uses Crayola washable markers for his work. I'll give them a try on my next marked quilt.

Angie in SoCal said...

It's great to see a FMQ post of someone using a domestic sewing machine. Off to try some myself. Thanks for the ideas. This is looking great. Have you posted at Lizzy Lenard Vintage Sewing Free Motion Mavericks? It's a Friday Linky party where one can see more FMQ. Your post would fit right. Thanks for sharing.