A very special finish
In 2008 my mom gave me my first sewing machine (her Bernina 500). My mom was always quilting as long as I could remember so it was an honor to get such a gift. During that year I started going with her to quilting shops and looking at patterns. At that time I was pretty busy teaching and tutoring and getting my masters so I didn't really have time to take classes. My mom taught me about using a rotary cutter, piecing and all the other essentials needed to quilt.
I ran across a set of patterns on one of my outings with my mom and fell in love. I would go back to my LQS each month and get a different Garden Patch Cat. These patterns were applique so this was very new to me. It took me until last month to finish all the blocks. That is a long WIP!! I am so excited that it is finally finished! I hope you enjoy the finished work of art.
|Trying a new way of basting a large quilt.|
|Can you tell I love pins!|
|Using office clips works!|
|Walla Walla Kitty.|
|Love how this thread turned out!|
|I found this design online. Sorry I can't remember link.|
|Hard to see but an interpretation of paisley.|
|McTavishing and feathers.|
|My favorite design yet! McTavishing and circles.|
|More Mctavishing and swirls!|
|Kitt'ney bean cat.|
There were so many things that I learned with this project and could create many different posts. Hopefully in the next coming weeks I'll be able to share more of my insight.
My goal for the rest of the month is a baby quilt and to start my pieces for the state fair.
Until next time,