Finished Quilt

I finally finished this single-sized bed quilt!! 

The pattern was easy to put together. I decided to hand quilt it using the bishop fan pattern. 

This close-up makes it easy to see a square and the detail of the hand quilting. It took about a year to quilt it by hand.

Many of these fabrics I bought years ago and have been in my stash for a long time, especially the fabric with the little hearts, which I used for the backing.
Because it is a directional fabric, I was a bit picky about where I would use it.

I dedicated this quilt to Emma our cat. I have dedicated a quilt to our other two cats, Josie and Biscuit as well. One of my early quilt teachers told me she did that and I thought is was a lovely thought. 

Sometimes the cats will lie on them. Sometimes we display them on this stand. If one of them has come home from a difficult visit with vet or isn’t feeling well, I create a circular nest with the quilt around him or her while they are resting.

And of course we use these quilts for snuggling under on the couch while watching TV or reading too.

I will photograph all three outside when the weather gets better and post them, but that isn’t going to happen too soon.

Linking up with http://www.freshlypieced.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-kaleidoscopic.html
And with Forth Worth Fabric Studio.

Happy Quilting!!

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  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl January 13, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Congratulations on the finish! I love the idea of dedicating a finished quilt to a fur baby. That is sweet. 🙂

  • Reply Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts January 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I must say, I grew up in a family of hand quilters. You work is stunningly perfect! I can't tell you how many times my mother & grandmother would coach my stitches to be "smaller" like yours. Beautiful work–an heirloom to cherish for certain!

  • Reply Anne Beier January 14, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks, Yvonne. Maybe we need to get more pets now so I can continue to dedicate quilts to them. lol. Our two cats are perfect for right now, and the fostering we do is too.

  • Reply Anne Beier January 14, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you, Shannon. Your lovely compliment has made my day for sure!!

  • Reply Neil and Lorelei January 17, 2015 at 1:44 am


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