Monday, August 9, 2010

Halloween Cat Quilt is Finally Done

I put the final stitches in the binding of this little quilt last week.  This is one of my oldest UFO's.  I pieced this top when I'd only been quilting for about 6 months way back in 2001.  Not having a clue or the skills to quilt it, it sat for all these years.  I finally felt comfortable with my FMQ skills earlier this summer to give it a go on quilting this quilt.  I just did a simple loop-de-loop in the cat blocks and then did my wavy line thing in the sashing and borders.  I am pleased with how it turned out and now I can display it for Halloween.  If I remember.  I am not the best about decorating for holidays, especially one that I'm not too thrilled about.  Don't get me wrong, I love the whole color scheme of Halloween, and love making Halloween quilts and stitched pieces.  I just don't like the actual holiday itself.

So here is the finished Halloween Cat quilt:

A couple of close-up pictures of the blocks and the quilting.  I used Sulky Rayon thread in purple and orange for the quilting - purple in the blocks and orange in the sashing and border.

A peek at the back:

And finally, a picture of our own Halloween cat, Mr. Echo, lounging in the sun:


Terry said...

Pretty quilt! I'm not a big fan of Halloween either! I'm just glad the kids are old enough now that we don't have to bother with trick-or-treating anymore!

Loris said...

Very cute quilt! Love the cats and pumpkins and the quilting. I'm with you about Halloween. I bought some cat and autumn fabric that has languished because of the idea of the holiday. They are pretty colors though so I'll have to do something with them someday.
I do love pumpkins :-)

Winona said...

Cute quilt. Yep, not a fan of Halloween here either. I am always glad to get past that day. It was my FIL's birthday, so we always celebrated it while he was alive. Didn't dwell on the holiday. Have a good one. Winona

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful quilt! Celebrating Halloween is new here in Norway. I think the decorations and trick and treat-ing has been picked up from American movies and is being fronted by shops.