A few years ago I discovered Woolies flannel and fell in love with them! I bought a fat quarter stack and proceeded to make a paper pieced quilt of cats. The first couple of blocks were somewhat challenging until I got the hang of it. My hubby is a cat lover and I was making it for him.
Originally I wanted to give it to him at Christmas, but with as much as he is at home, it just wasn’t happening. Most of the blocks were paper pieced at a retreat. I enlarged the blocks with borders (a deviation from the original pattern). The faces are appliqued and embroidered. I’d meet friends at a local coffee shop and bring the embroidery with me – kinda sneaky but it worked! I laid out the blocks and took several pics as I couldn’t keep it on the design wall. One morning I was up early and began to stitch the blocks together but of course that would be the one day he got up an hour earlier than usual – grrr!
Finally it was off to the long arm quilter and I did manage to have a few hours home alone to get it bound. For the backing I used all the large leftover pieces. I absolutely love the pattern my long arm quilter used. Notice that the recipient is being camera shy!
The pattern was a Fons & Porter pattern.