Now that my cat is done ~ https://thebutterflyquilter.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/wip-cat-on-quilt-photo/
I have to piece my background. I ended up having to piece each of the quilts like I would a regular quilt. At first I thought I would just heat n’ bond each piece into place but changed my mind and ended up piecing each quilt separately, then joining them together before attaching the cat to the background.
My fabric choices for the background quilts.
Now that all the background quilts are done, I had to figure out how to piece them all together. I ended up laying them where I wanted them to go and took a water soluble blue marker and marked them each in place. Cut each one out adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance and piecing them together in different steps. Most were set in seams which are always fun!
Last was adding the cat which was pinned in place with a lot of pins then I used a clear monofilament thread with a small zig zag stitch to sew in place. When I go to quilt the top I will add more threading around the edges of the cat.
With left over pieces of the pieced small quilts that I cut off to square up the quilt, I was able to cut them up into strips and made the outer border with them. You can see pieces of the log cabin blocks and star blocks.
I plan on quilting her this week. Each of the quilts will be quilted like I would a quilt top with its own design.
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