|Crazy Cat Lady Coasters|
I did it!!! I finally found time to do some sewing and managed to finish the 'Thank You' gift I had planned for Mum before we even left Queensland. Oh well. Better late than never, right?
Long story short, my wonderful Mum did an unbelievable amount of organising to make our move to Tassie much smoother than it could have been. From calling electricians to dealing with real estate agents to cleaning our house (yes...she even cleaned our house so it would be nice when we moved in). My Dad and brother helped too, but they don't appreciate handmade as much as Mum....so they can have stinky old bought gifts LOL.
I wanted to make something unique and fun, so when I came across this fabric I knew it would be perfect. She is a crazy cat lady after all.
|How awesome is this fabric?|
Firstly, I cut each cat square from the panel. I tried to keep them straight, but wasn't overly obsessed with it. I wanted them to have a nice hand-made feel about them.
|Cut each cat square.|
|Cut the batting and backing a little larger than the main square.|
|Lay the backing right-side down, followed by the batting.|
|Four cute little batting sandwiches.|
By the way, this would be a fantastic way to practice free-motion quilting. I'm no Leah Day (http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com.au/p/start-here.html), but I'm sure I'll improve over time.
|Free-motion quilting is so much fun!!!|
|Oooo they're starting to take shape.|
|Add the binding.|
|One finished kitty.|
|The back. Looking good!!!|
|A happy little cat family.|
|Ready for a deserving Mum.|