Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ms. A's quilt

The name of this quilt is...."I used to be a pillow."

It all started a few years ago..........I had been reading about using scraps and telephone book paper to make blocks. Intriguing idea! I made one block. Ooooooooooooo fun! I made another and as the late painter Bob Ross would say, "It got to feeling good." A few more blocks and I thought, hmmm, "I have these brand new very big pillow forms...I could make a pillow. In walks one or the other daughter and they say, "Hey is that a quilt for me?" Big sigh! A few years and a few hundred blocks later....viola' ! A quilt!

In the course of quilting this monster, (It was shaped something like a trapazoid when we began it........My wizard Ms. CCCat managed to pin it to death and it finished with only a 1/4" variance from top to bottom!), we became slaphappy. We were not sure what to do once we finished the top border.

We knew what I was going to quilt into the body but were looking for some pizzazz!

Ms. CCCat, who by her name loves cats, suggested we quilt cats into it. I was totally against it as Ms. A hates cats! I think my exact words were, "Ms. A hates cats..... HEY, Ms. A HATES cats! Let's do it!!!" I'm such a good mom! So., as a joke, we quilted one cat into the top.

Like Lay's potato chips, that wasn't enough so we quilted cats with each pass of the longarm. It became a game to hide them in the freemotion quilting!!!!

Suddenly, Ms. CCCAt came up with the idea that we needed mice for the cats to chase! Soon we were quilting a mouse AND a cat. Before you knew it, we had the idea to put mice in the entire border!

All and all it came out cute! Ms. A has a great sense of humor and cracked up when she saw the quilting, and we had a great time goofing around with the longarm.
The photos are not the greatest but it really came out cute. I also made her matching pillowcases....no cats!


Vicki W said...

That's a cool quilt and I love your quilting!

Diana said...

Beautiful finish. I just love all those colors. I'm glad Mrs. A. has a sense of humor!

Silverthimble said...

I love this quilt! I too am piecing scraps to foundations - used dryer sheets, used color catchers, and muslin. I have not yet pieced my scraps to old phone book pages--maybe I should give that one a try!

The Calico Quilter said...

OOH, OOH, I have a quilt I want done with cats! I was thinking about it a few days ago. The BlockCentral BOM that I did in black, white and tan (calico cat colors) will have a cat fabric on the back. I decided that a quilted cat design would be perfect. Where did you get the pattern? Did you invent it? Especially love the mice. Your quilt is darling!

Diane said...

Such a gorgeous job! Love the cat idea too ^_^


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