Cat Cannonball makes a big splash of color and is a sewing finish. It still needs an actual splash into the washing machine, and a wild 3am dash through the dryer (because that's always when cats makes their wild dashes!)
I did a big, easy stipple in each cat panel block, carefully avoiding stitching over each flanged edge. Actually, that's a lie. I only carefully avoided it on 5 of the 6 panels. On one, I managed to get the FMQ foot caught under the flange and stitched that sucker into place permanently. At least that's how it felt as I tried to unpick those stitches, which of course were tiny and many and hard to see and wrapped around the foot! Sorry I didn't snap a photo. It was ugly and several ugly words may or may not have been heard nearby.
For the black and white blocks, I did wavy vertical lines in several bright thread colors: hot pink, yellow, orange, and a variegated blue/purple. I didn't have any lime green, but I had a softer green that worked well in the bobbin for the entire quilt. It looks a bit puckery in this photo, but it all smooths down nicely. I think there was one little pleat, but I couldn't find it this morning, so it's all good.
The quilt measures 42"x48", a nice toddler size and perfect for sewing up an easy WOF backing. I had these two black and white fabric with a "splash of color" in bright green that were just right. The binding, all machine sewn, was made entirely of 2.5" scrap pieces, woo hoo! That made a dent in the scrap bins. ( It was a very very small dent. So small even the rental car company wouldn't charge me for it.)
The change of binding color shows up a little better in this lousy photo. It wasn't until I saw this picture that I realized how much the busy backing fabrics sort of calm down at a distance. Up close, that spotty fabric in the middle makes my eyes spin a bit. But then again, this is a rather eye spinning quilt!
I'm linking up with Myra's Splash of Color Quilt A Long for final finishes and am eligible for prizes. That's always a fun incentive to get 'er done! You'll see this quilt one more time after its spa day for extra crinkly goodness.