I have finally finished a quilt that I probably started 8 or 9 months ago, just in time little Chloe’s second birthday. The quilt top is stitched entirely by hand, using english paper piecing technique. The cat and dog images came from a Tammis Keefe line of fabrics that was put out by Michael Miller Fabrics. I am really happy with how it has turned out, I think it’s purr-fect for a little girl, but I kind of want to make another, larger version to keep for myself.
Instead of quilting it in the traditional way, I decided to use embroidery thread to tie a knot in the centre of each “pedal.” I did this because the quilt top is already so detailed and there is so much going on that I didn’t want to make it even more busy. I think it turned out nice and simple, and maybe even just a bit whimsical.
On the back I used a pink flannel designed by Anna Maria Horner. I also embroidered a small message: