Saturday, April 8, 2017

CATUS ROMANUS

A year or 2 ago I saw the amazing Garden Patch Cats quilt with blocks of appliquéd cats designed by Helene Knott.  Since my sister is a cat lover, I figured she would like it and I sent her a photo of the quilt I saw.  Each cat depicts a vegetable or fruit.  Here is the quilt that I saw in Hillsboro, OR in October, 2015.  You might be able to see the words that are embroidered on each block, or maybe you can tell which fruit or vegetable each cat represents.


And here is the pillow I made for my sister's birthday this week.  This same pattern is the top left block in the quilt above and it represents romaine lettuce.  The green sections are the lettuce parts.  It took a couple weeks of contemplation to decide which fabrics to use.  


Finished pillow.


Pillow back.  I use velcro for the closure.  I love the backing fabric that I used - mostly blue, with some green and purple.


She received it and is happy!!

10 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Good thing she's happy, because I think a lot of us would be more than willing to take it off her hands! That is totally sweet!

Marsha said...

That is one cute kitty! I'm sure she loves it. You did a wonderful job choosing fabrics and putting it together. The backing fabric is beautiful, it really shines with the kitty fabrics!

Katie said...

So cute - who wouldn't love that? (And that reminds me that I have the peas in a pod pattern myself...hmmm)

---"Love" said...

Great fabric choices all around! Your applique work is great too! After seeing that, I can understand why you said the applique on my bee hive was easy. *giggle* Your cat pillow turned out great; any cat lover would agree. ---"Love"

Lori said...

That is really darling!

Frog Quilter said...

Oh so cute. I will also volunteer to take this pillow and quilt. It will be loved by my six kitties and myself lol.

Janet O. said...

What a fun quilt design. I think your pillow is purr-fect! Wonderful choices on the fabrics.

a good yarn said...

Isn't that clever! It looks like you used Bali fabrics - great choice. Your sister will love it I'm sure.

Barb said...

Adorable pillow...love applique

Clare M said...

It's totally "purrfect" I would agree. Your colours are very nice and the back looks great. Very blessed sister.