Well, finally, I got some photos of this quilt! I've been waylaid by numerous things over the past couple of weeks, mostly good like graduation, some more concerning issues due to various medical complaints. Things will be fine, but I've just not had the time or inclination to do any sewing.
When I first thought of this quilt I wanted to make some cats that would seem to glow on an indigo background. I had some indigos and found new Japanese prints to round it out. I think the end result meets the goal I originally had. There are 9 cats with various facial expressions which were so much fun to do. **Edited to add: I learned to do the cats in a class with Jude HIll. She considers them her own design.**
I knew that this was one quilt that I wanted to machine quilt myself. My machine quilting skills are improving steadily, but I have trouble when a quilt gets to be too big. This one worked fine. It measures 41" x 52".
I decided to quilt an overall swirl in blue to blend in but have an organic, maybe celestial feel. I left spaces where I could add in some flowers and other garden elements with a variegated orange thread.
I like the back too. The main backing fabric is a cool batik I found recently and I added a strip of the border from the front for some interest.
This week I had visits with an interviewer and photographer from the local paper. Very exciting, but also nerve wracking. The special publication will come out on June 28 and will be available for free all over Sisters. The show is just about 1 month away and I still have some finishing things to do with a few of the quilts, plus some other projects that need attention. More soon!