Friday, September 1, 2023

Psychedelic Crazy Cat Lady Quilt


I present to you Psychedelic Crazy Cat Lady Quilt...finally finished!!!  This quilt began life as a finished flimsy back in 2016.  The pattern is Fat Quarter Shop's (free pattern) No Bake Jolly Bar.  

I ordered two 10" square packs in Cat Lady and Mosaic Blooms from Connecting Threads to create my own 5" x 10" rectangles. 

It's like these fabrics were made to be together. 

And together they would stay, married to a fun white on white print for 6 years (well technically for life) until I decided enough is enough, I want to quilt this quilt!

So, it was time to come up with a plan.  For the quilting I used a light Aurifil 50wt gray thread, the Piece and Quilt 4-in-1 Mini Quilting Ruler and the Handi Quilter Scollop Ruler.  Each white section received a different filler and each row of colored squares had a different free motion quilting motif.  Inspiration for those motif's came from Natalia Bonner's Let's Stitch a Block a Day  and Angela Walter's Shape by Shape books.

I shared a few quilting videos on my Instagram page that you can check out below.

Needless to say, I had so much fun quilting this one!  

I wish all quilts quilted up like this one.  Actually, I think they do, it's just me that gets in my own way.  This finish definitely has me supercharged wanting another one.  Fingers crossed I'll have another finish soon enough.

If you look to the left of the quilt, you can see where the deer have been bedding down at night to stay warm.  So, it's kind of like having a bed with a quilt.  

Full disclosure....I actually wrote this post back in March and somehow forgot to post it.  I call it tax season brain.  I promise there have been no freak snow storms in August.  Though, honestly, nothing would surprise me.


Gretchen Weaver said...

I was wondering about that snow! I know you're not in the southern hemisphere! The quilt top is very cute but your quilting just took it to a whole other level! WOW! I love your quilting! Happy stitching!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting...and yes, that snow had me puzzling!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Isn't that a fun one!! love the colors and the quilting!
Thanks for the pattern link!!

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