I finished the quilt a week ago but wanted to get some pictures before I mailed it. It's been a wee bit windy up here on the ridge so it wasn't easy to get that picture you see above. Here's what it was like right after I hung the quilt on the line.........
and then the wind took it away again........
I hope the quilt will warm someone and become a very favorite quilt. It was made in rememberance of my friends, Cathy and Cindy. I titled it "Crazy for Cats". Cathy especially loved her cats, along with her family and friends. Cindy also had cats but her favorite was her chickens, along with her family and friends. Cathy and Cindy were lovely women who were taken by cancer. I and many of my friends miss them but we think of them often.
This quilt began with some cat-themed squares that were shared by quilty friends so that we might make a lap quilt for Cathy. There were not quite enough blocks collected and before enough could be gathered, Cathy had passed away. When the call went out for quilts for BASICS I got out the squares and laid them out to see what might work for a quilt top. There were colorful crazy cat squares and then there were brown, black and white squares of real cat drawings. The two did not look good together. So I took only the colorful ones - 17 of them - and then cut squares from a white on white cat fabric and laid them out in the pattern below.
I was hoping to finish a second quilt to donate but I just did not have the time or the right sewing machine for quilting a larger quilt. That will soon change and I will get another one finished come the new year. This is an ongoing project. If you have a quilt that can be shared, the info on the project is here at the BASICS website.
On to the next project.........setting up the Christmas tree in the basement Family Room. With family coming for Thanksgiving this year, I have moved up all my decorating so it will be a festive mix of Turkeys, Santas, Manger Scenes and Trees. :-)
Have a good Monday!