Today's finish is this bright quilt made with the leftover scraps from Cool Cats.
That fabric was donated to Kat to be used for Covered In Love, and she passed it along to me for that purpose. It's a really nice line from Henry Glass.
I cut the remaining scraps into squares and set them on point using a method I wrote about here. The last few focal cats from the panel were framed with black fabric and scattered throughout. I also put all the fabrics with black background around the edges to create a border, and fattened that border up a bit with a polka dot from stash.
While I was taking photos, this boat called "Salty Cat" went by. I got all excited and thought that was a great name for this quilt, but it turns out that I had already named it Night Cats because of the dark fabrics. Not that the name really matters. I have generic labels for my quilts with only my name on them, not the quilt's name. These pieces I make for charities are named for my own amusement and to help me keep track of them.
And speaking of salty cats, Angel is fascinated with all the activity here in the marina in Key West. She peeks out through the cat-sized hawse pipes to watch fish, birds and boats go past.
The backing fabrics were also donated to Kat. They are a stripe and a geometric from a Studio E line, and contain most of the same colors as the front. I had to do some creative piecing to get the right size backing. I'm sorry I only have this one overall photo with the wind blowing up a corner. You can see the details a little better in the next photo.
Kat also sent me some wool batting, so I used that on this quilt. I did floppy feathers in the center and mostly straight, mostly parallel lines in the border. I love how poofy the quilting is using wool! However, all that poofy floof was a little hard to wrangle under the needle. At times it felt like I had a quilt sandwich of two layers of cotton and a Samoyed in there.
A scrappy binding used up the very last pieces of the fabric, and I feel really good about making the best use of this donation. Salty Night Cats will be shipped off to Kat this week, along with my blocks for the latest block drive.