Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Pam Kitty is finished!
I've been getting more & more frustrated with my limited quilting abilities, and this quilt put me over the edge. I very badly wanted to do something, anything, other than a simple cross hatch, but there we were. Me & my walking foot had to make do with all we knew. I have since picked up an embroidery foot for my machine, but do you know I haven't even taken it out of the package. Why is free motion quilting so nerve wracking? I'll push through at some point, because I'm getting more & more eager to have options when it comes to quilting.
The main reason it bothered me on this particular quilt was because I wanted to bring out the diamond shape arrangement of the kitties. So, instead of fancy quilting, you can see I added some blue trim to outline them. I'm very happy with that trim. My intent upon entering Hobby Lobby was red ric rac, but their red was too dark. Now that the quilt is finished, I think the smaller blue trim is better anyway. It seems to show up much better in person than in these photos.
The other thing that is very different in person is the color of the kitty blocks. They look almost yellow here, and when you're looking at the actual quilt, you don't at all notice they are not quite as white as the background. Maybe it's operator error on the part of the photographer?
The back is a pink tonal I picked up at Joann's. I didn't have a lot of options, oddly, as nothing seemed to go well with this. You would think with so many different colors going on, I'd have plenty of options.
The binding was part of the Pam Kitty line.
My daughter has slept under it 3 nights now, and we both just love it.
Now that it's finished, I've been eyeing my bundle of Salt Air. That's what I really want to cut into next.
Edited to add: Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday