Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Black Cats Staring done!

Woo hoo! it's done, the binding is on! This is the project I did for Lazy Gal's First Ever Class. Making the top was the easy part, it was the handquilting that seemed to take forever, but after taking a break from it, I was able to finish it quite quickly! This quilt was made completely from scraps from my stash as was the binding. If I had more purple or green scraps I may have done the binding in those colours, but I had lots of orange still, so orange it is. I will hang this in my front window for Halloween, I think.

I outlined the letters in a variegated orange embroidery floss (but 3 strands was a little heavy, next time I would use 2 strands), and then did spiderwebs in a variegated purple hand quilting thread from Coats, in the large open spaces. Then I handquilted parallel lines along the outer edge where there were no spiderwebs.



16 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Love it! (Is that for me?)

dot said...

Great quilt. It is very creative and will work great for Halloween.

Vicki W said...

Terrific!!

Quilt Pixie said...

congrats on finishing! The quilting is a wonderful touch :-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

so fabulous! you did such an incredible, inventive job with this one. big woohoo!

Clare said...

Marvellous! You've reminded me my Halloween quilt is still waiting to be quilted (sigh).

Carol E. said...

It's fabulous! I love how the cats' tails help form the letters.

BrendaS said...

This is great. I've been watching you piece it. I love the eyes peering through the boards, and the way the letters twist and turn.

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the letters, love the cats, love the quilting.

Folllowed a link here from Vicki -- so glad I did! I used to read your blog but took a blog vacation for a few months and somehow lost the link. Glad I found you again!

Angelcat said...

I too followed a link here from Vicki, I love your quilt. It has two of my very favourite things, cats and the colour orange, yummy!

cher said...

you must be thrilled to have it done and it turned out so fabulous!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wow - absolutely love the way it turned out!! I so admire the hand quilting... (and I'm glad you used the orange for the binding). Congratulations!!

Finn said...

It looks just wonderful! And the quilting with the 3 strands looks just about the same as when I use size 8 perle cotton.
Does the embroidery floss seem to get frayed from the pulling though? I know Ton uses floss and have always wondered if it frayed.
The entire look of the quilt is just marvelous..great job! Hugs, Finn

kimberlym said...

ooh, I love the web quilting! I have been thinking about doing that on my halloween project, but of course, I have to get back to work on the top before I can think of quilting it!
Great job

Ms. Jan said...

I just love this quilt! Great work!
jan

Magpie Sue said...

Oh that's FABULOUS! Your background fabric is a print I've not seen before (the little eyes peeking out); I'm jealous that I don't have any!