I'm sorry in advance for the vagueness of this post. I started this quilt after the Festival of Quilts and finally finished it this week. I have mentioned it a couple of times but deliberately didn't post any photos because I had wanted to put together a tutorial for an online shop. I made a pitch and earlier this week the shop owner gave me the green light to make the quilt and write a tutorial. I am extremely excited, but I can't reveal the quilt here until it has been on her website. I am going to show snapshots of the quilt, but I won't show it in its entirety, so please think of this quilt as a game of "Give us a Clue".
This quilt is going to a couple from work who are about to have a baby girl. They have a couple of pet cats, so cat fabric had to make it into the quilt. I really love this pink cat fabric, and am so pleased that I bought plenty of it in this and the other colour ways as well. Far Far Away fabrics by Heather Ross also feature prominently.
The binding is my first effort at machine binding. It's not perfect, but it is reasonable enough and was considerably quicker to complete. I've seen a few blog posts and tutorials on this now, and everyone says that you get better with practice, so I will do just that.
I am so pleased with the backing fabric, which I will be buying more of because it is brilliant for baby quilts and bringing lots of colours together. I also did a good job of keeping the edges straight. To divert your attention from looking too closely at the quilt backing, you can see that my cat Brutus made a cameo appearance. (Thanks Brutus!)
I hope you like my "Give us a Clue" quilt, despite not seeing it whole. Trust me, it is nice. In a while, when my second version is made and the tutorial written, no doubt I will be shouting from the rafters and showing plenty of more complete photos.
Thank you for stopping by.