By far, most of the quilts I’ve made have been given as gifts to family and friends. I’d love to have a stack of quilts at home, so I’m investing some time making quilts that have special meaning for us.
When I thought about how to sum up the last year or so for our family, one word came to mind: Kittens. (They do tend to take over the house, especially in multiples.) A cat themed quilt seemed cute but maybe too general. Since this is just for the people in our house, I went for something more specific and personal. Diego (Deegie) was the first of our recent kittens, so I’m piecing together a quilt top of his strikingly light/dark face to represent our Year of Kittens.
Cutting took ages. Piecing is a bit more fun, especially since I’m using my “new” Singer Featherweight.
And there’s my progress as of this snow/sleety/icy morning. Still half a Deegie face to go, and then he’ll be off to the quilt shop. I’ve teased the kids that I might make pillows of Leo and Percy faces. I just might …