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! 🐾🐾

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 😍! 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 😳.) Next, step back and wish I hadn’t downsized my longarm table  πŸ˜‚…

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 😁:

…after my next pet portrait, that is. Stay tuned for an adorable Westie πŸ’œπŸΎπŸΎ…

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