Saturday, March 3, 2007

Voila Old Friends!


Here it is, at last the wall hanging is completed. I cannot believe I took so long to finish that quilt. What was I thinking? There was so little left to do. Friday, I took the time to applique the eyes. For the pupils, I decided to draw with black thread using the sewing machine. I do like the way the eyes turned out. Afterwards, I finished the embroidering of the ears, whiskers and mouth. Onward I went to the sandwiching part.

For machine quilting I chose not to do anything fancy as I did not want to detract from the characters. I do like the way the quilt turned out.

I chickened out regarding the borders. The pattern called for a mitered corner border so I cheated by doing a mitered binding. Large binding does require more fabric than mitered borders, but it felt safer. I realize that one day I'm going to have to tackle this fear of mine but today wasn't a good day.

I will now go rummage through my UFO bin to see what project I will tackle next. I'm sure it wont be a quick one like this wall hanging.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to peak at my blog. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.

15 comments:

cher said...

well done! hope your next ufo looks as great as this one.

Nicole and Phil said...

Looks great Carole, and must be terrific to finially have it done! I love the eyes!

inge said...

lovely!

gwen said...

The cats look alive!They have personality. You did a great job with the eyes.

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ said...

Love 'em!!

Judy said...

Great quilt!! If you have a fear of mitered borders, e-mail me. It is as easy as falling off the proverbial log! Good job!

Mary said...

How cute, it's a nice feeling to finish up a UFO isn't it?

Norma said...

I love this piece! Wonderful applique!

Beth said...

The faces just make the cats come alive! I used to live in Plattsburg and went to summer camp near Lake Placid. Arizona does not have nice mountains like the Adriondacks!

pamina (laurence) said...

These cats are adorable ! They look like friends !

Nancy said...

Oh I love this! but then what's not to like? It has CATS on it. LOL!

swooze aka Suzette said...

Gorgeous! I love the tiled floor and the wallpaper effect of the read. What is next?

swooze aka Suzette said...

That should be red not read :D

Pam said...

Must feel good to have it finished. The eyes look great. There really is no reason to miter the border - looks fine the way it is. Looks wonderful actually!

The Calico Cat said...

Nice!

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