just in case you forgot, are new to this part of bloggin' town, or just for the heck of it, here's what the catvent was all about. and here is onward to the plethora of finished photos of mine.
i've done the good ol' ditch stitch method, and i've botched a few other quilting attempts. so with this small catvent quilt, i was determined to do it right.
so when you ask " so emily. how did you spend your new years eve? any attractive men folk you danced the night away with?" the answer is no. this is how i rung out 2013 and brought in 2014.
i pinned the crud out of this, until i ran out of safety pins. then i chalk lined every inch starting from the top right corner on down. basted over those chalk lines, and once i got all the basting in, stitched over those top lines with the variegated thread. then, unbasted every row and repeated again starting from the top left to create the squares. i'm well aware that things aren't perfect, but it's a pretty dang good job for my first time. so i'll pin a gold star on it and be on my merry way.
the binding came from random selections of fabric that was used for the cats. i cut it a little wider than i should have, but oh well. more fun color around the outside. i was able to pull in a little more of the blue and purple that way, which tied it all together quite well. yep. super love my catvent, and it turned out to be a pretty decent size.
i do anticipate doing a full size catvent in the near-ish future with some fabric from my stash. more stash busting, i know. but it's just so cost effective and helps eliminate what i already have. granted, it encourages me to buy more... but it is what it is.
what will happen of this catvent? not sure yet.
originally i thought that if the quilting looked good, i would find someone to gift it to... but not only do i feel very happy with the quilting, but i like it too much to part ways with it. at least this one.
i think my mom wants to put it up as a wall hanging.
i may store it somewhere for some future currently non-existent child of mine.
maybe i will allow my mom to display it until the time comes.
regardless, i am glad i stumbled across this quilt along thanks to pinterest, and kept up with it doing a block a day through december.
if you've done a catvent of your own, i would love to see it! drop a link in the comments below, and i'll be sure to check it out :)
thanks for stopping by!