I have been sewing since I was a girl, but quilting for about 10 years now. I love to design my own quilts and have really started doing this more in the last few years. I work in science at the University of Michigan so quilting allows my creative side to have a voice.
I belong to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild and this quilt began in response to a guild challenge. A box of crayons was dumped into a paper bag and we each drew out a crayon. We were challenged to use that color in all its shades, and only add black, gray or white to make a quilt.
I had seen the work of Donna Mibus and just knew that her cat would translate into a spectacular quilt using the red-violet crayon I had drawn. I wrote to her asking her permission to make her art into a quilt and not only did she say yes, but she was very enthusiastic about it. I have 4 cats, so this is a subject near and dear to my heart! So I gathered fabrics, drew the cat and planned the quilt:
It was a fun quilt to make and I adore that oh-so-sixties cat! That era had such fun designs. I believe That Cat will be showing up in some of my future designs as well. I hope everyone loves making this quilt as much as I did.
Thanks a million, Pam! We love this quilt so much, we decided to also make it in cute Riley Blake fabrics in Halloween colors and offer quilt kits for it. Backing fabric is also available. The pattern for the Halloween version is a FREE web bonus, so download a copy for your personal library now!