Sunday, September 9, 2012

Raining Cats and Dogs Quilt

Yey!  I'm finally done with my Raining Cats and Dogs quilt.  This pattern is from Bunny Hill Designs and I started this applique project around December of 2011 and finished it last Sunday.  I re-named this quilt "My Fluffy, Furry Friends".  





Quilting the individual blocks were a bit of a challenge because I got bored making loops and stars and loops and leaves.  I really need to expand my free motion quilting repertoire.

My friend Jennifer does great feathers (freemotion) but I am not at that level yet.  I did a modified feather in the inner border and I am quite happy with it.  It is almost like making half a heart on each side and just alternating it.  

I also blocked this quilt so I don't understand why there is a slight wave on the bottom border.  If anyone has a tip or advice to share for getting quilts to hang nice and straight, please let me know.




The quilt doesn't really photograph very well because the colors are so muted but maybe it is my camera and photography skills.

So far, I have completed 3 of Bunny Hill's applique patterns and I have 2 or 3 other patterns I'd like to make.

I don't own any pets but I wouldn't mind getting a little dog.  Something like this...

  
or one of these...
(all dog photos from the internet)

but I'm gonna have to lock up my shoes.


2 comments:

  1. That's adorable Gigi! I didn't know you had a blog until I saw it mentioned on facebook. Glad to see it here and I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I will be reading your blog, as well.

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