A few days after returning from a pleasant trip to the San Diego area, I plunged back into working towards my 2013 goal. I had layered up project #2 to be hand quilted before I left and dabbled at it a bit, but since returning, I've worked on it almost every evening. I've worked out most of my design decisions about the quilting and am moving along at a steady, albeit slow, pace. If I have it finished by the end of August, I'll be satisfied -- because there's another one waiting in the wings that I want to hand quilt this year also.
But I can do two things at once, so out came the Folkart Cats! This BOM from the late 90's was another one I shared with my Friendship group -- they pieced and fused the 12 blocks for me. My job was to stitch the applique edges using the buttonhole stitch on my sewing machine and piece the checkerboard sashing and the (tiny) 3" blocks for the cornerstones. I finally finished the piecing at my guild's retreat this past October.
|The top half!|
|The bottom half!|