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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

More animals!

I've written about the 'horsey' themed parcel of goodies that I've sent off to the northern hemisphere, and now I'm posting about another recent project. And surprise, surprise...hexagons are once more involved! Lol
Yes it's a mini quilt and this time the featured animal is cats...
The cat fabric that I chose dictated that the hexies were 1 1/2 inch and I moved completely out of my 'comfort zone' by using a lot of autumn colours. The fussy-cut cat hexagons used such colours and other fabrics I 'auditioned' just 'jarred'!! I don't have a lot of browns/autumn colours in my fabric stash but this Grab Bag pack of Cherrywood Fabrics came in very handy. I had bought this pack which features so many colours, a few years ago now but hadn't used many of those autumn shades.
The backing I used was also from my stash...

But when I came to put the binding on I found the chosen fabric didn't look too good at all. So I searched through the stash and was just about to give up and buy something when I remembered my Kaffe Fassett bundle...I didn't expect to find anything in that lot that would suit...but I did...

So the binding is cut from this very brightly coloured fat quarter, which just happens to have some autumn shades in amongst those bright colours.
I'm linking up here with Anthea over at Hibiscus Stitches blog for the Piece Yourself Together twice monthly sharing of EPP projects. 

12 comments:

Pamela said...

This is great. I love the fussy cut cats! I have a lot of cat fabrics - maybe I' ll try a "neko kiruto" next. Your binding fabric is perfect.

angela said...

Love it. It's purrrfect. What a clever little busy bee you are lol

doodles n daydreams said...

Lovely, just goes to show what you can do with stuff you have stashed. Very nice.

Diana

ukcitycrafter said...

What a lovely present for a cat lover.

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kiwikid said...

Fantastic mini quilt, love the cats!! The binding is perfect!

linny said...

Love your mini Marie. The cat fabric looks great.

Anthea said...

Great work Maria - love the 'stash-diving' approach!
I think the bind fabric is just perfect for it, well done!

margaret said...

what a delight, love the cat faces will have to look out for some of that fabric and very tempted to do hexies if I can find some like you wonderful

Hilachas said...

Awesome little kitties. I love autumn colors and the fabrics you chose, I think, are wonderful!

elliek said...

Great idea for a mini.

Susan said...

There is always a reason to have a stash - but even better when you can actually use it!

Lin said...

Great finish Maria - love that binding fabric. xx