The Tale of a Stack of Fat Quarters

So it all begins when Gotham Quilts sends out the email re Tula Pink’s new collection, “Tabby Road.” Of course, I had to adopt it! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Sometimes, pieces just make themselves. I pulled 4 FQs to make a tribute to all of my friends who marched in January…couldn’t resist interpreting my feral cutie as a woman with a message…


Note the perfect harmony of these Aurifil spools ๐Ÿ˜! I tried to make this more about the fabric than about thread-painting a kitty…to augment the fabrics without overwhelming them.


With 21 FQs left, I could make a lap quilt that I had seen online–my apologies to the original pattern designer, I could not locate it. So, with the help of a little graph paper…


…and lots of MistyFuse (of course)…


…it was a simple matter of randomly  arranging squares to distribute this wonderful riot of color evenly. (Um, yeah, right…it always amazes me how difficult it is to achieve a random look ๐Ÿ˜ณ.) Next, step back and wish I hadn’t downsized my longarm table  ๐Ÿ˜‚…


Ahem. On to the much happier topic of thread- I decided to try Aurifil on my longarm because the colors were just too perfect…and it worked! A multitude of colors for the hearts…


…and a cone of my new favorite neutral for the background:


Going for major cozy here- wool batting and not-too-much stitching.


Remember those little squares left over from the cutting? They became a small piece which WILL be heavily stitched ๐Ÿ˜:


…after my next pet portrait, that is. Stay tuned for an adorable Westie ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ…

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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