I am so excited that I have finished "Catnip". The sun has been playing hide and seek with the clouds today so the colours show up a bit different in each photo. I can guarantee that it is a very bright Happy quilt.
I started the hand quilting on the evening of Friday 12th August and finished that on Friday 2nd September. A little bit each day kept me motivated to finish it. Then the binding was sewn on and I put the last buttons on this morning. I didn't realise how long it took to sew the buttons on. This was the quilt I had almost completed the quilting by machine and unpicked because I didn't like it. I am so Happy to have done that.
I changed the design around a little leaving out the mice that were originally in the pattern. I do not do mice.
I also added the doll faces and the border was completely different. I added flowers and paw-prints and some machine embroidery with the words Catnip and Meow.
I used the fat quarters that I received with my Homespun Magazine subscription last year. The lime green fabric was from the 7 metre length that I got from Goody Sammy's for the sum of a dollar earlier on in the year. I used the same pink that is on the binding for the backing.
The pattern was in Australian Homespun Yearbook Volume No. 92 (Vol 12.1). The quilt is one of Toni Alexander designs.
I have thoroughly loved working on this quilt and adding my own personal touches to it. Near the end of it I was going a bit slower because I didn't want to finish it. Not that that is a bad thing I was enjoying working on it and it will feel strange not having it on my lap in the evening,quilting it.
"Happiness is a completed quilt"
I hope you have a very "Happy Monday"