Tuesday, March 6, 2018

half hexi smokey cat baby quilt

this poor little quilt got formulated, shopped for and prewashed back in the summer time, and then craziness hit.  jacob & sarah moved their wedding date, so that quilt had to be finished, and then i decided to make my pumpkin quilt in october (which didn't get finished until december) and so it sat.  my dear friend jessica had her second baby girl last year, and i decided she needed a kitty themed quilt.  growing up, she had a black cat named smokey, so when i found this adorable kitty fabric, i knew it was mean to be.   after months of sitting and waiting, these fabrics finally became a top in january at maker monday and got finished up just last month.  the inspiration for this quilt pattern came from one angelina showed us a few maker mondays prior, using hexagons & triangles in various ways to create different shapes and designs.  i had used triangles time and time again, so now it was time to give hexis a go, and i love it!
i may be in the midst of a fussy cut kick, but that peeking kitty was totally a happy accident!
i love that i was able to find this fabric in both colorways - the blue was perfect all alone, but the white just helped lighten things up a little bit with still having some crazy kitties in there.
i got about a yard and a half for the backing of this quilt, because these kitties were too cute to not have everywhere! i really want to buy some more just for myself to hoard. not sure the red will blend with my fussy cut sampler though... ha! i wanted the hexagons to be framed up, which looks awesome on the back as well. some portions also look a little lava lamp-esque... if that's a thing!
with this quilt officially posted, that makes it the first finish of 2018!
i had to go back and check my quilt count, because it had been that long... but this is the first out of (maybe) 20 quilts for the year.  random number goal, don't worry.  i don't actually have 20 quilts currently planned...  more like 10.  ha!
total quilts number: 107 quilts

1 comment:

  1. That is a darling quilt. Love the cats in the flowers!