20 April 2008

Cat quilt







Inspired by Spirith Cloth I have started a new quilt - Cat Quilt. I want to experiment a bit with different fabrics: linen, cotton, wool, and more. The colors and theme is desided by my two cats. So I have started washing and cutting up thrifted linen trousers, mens shirts and som fabric from my stash. I am planning to sew a lot by hand. For now I am using a metod of english paperpiecing without paper, cutting up batting to 6" squares. This is the first layout - and guess what, my cats kindly let me evaluate my color choises...




I am planning on piecing some blocks and test out different applique technics. Handpiecing can be very comforting and relaxing. At least thats what I am hoping for.

2 comments:

Bea said...

The blocks look nice and the cats certainly do seem to be enjoying themselves.

loulee1 said...

They seem to approve so far!