Nothing inspires like last minute panic

Well, MQX is right around the corner, and I got the fabrics for the Pet charity challenge long ago.  Actually, I knew what I would make with those fabrics even before they arrived, but did I do it?  No!  I have been in such a funk this winter — I don’t know if it’s the weight loss, the sadness experienced by so many friends this year (it’s been a terrible one, hasn’t it?), or just that I’m getting old and curmudgeonly.  Anyway, I finally began to whip my cat quilt together last week and finished it on Saturday night at about 8:00.  I had to take the picture, check and entry form out to the post office by 10:00 to have it postmarked on the 1st of March (entry deadline), and I made it with about an hour to spare.  Getting the lighting right for a picture, especially of an unquilted quilt, is difficult, but at least you can see what the quilt will basically look like.  I need to get it on the machine (maybe next weekend, I have a customer who needs their quilt first) and then there will be some embellishments.  It is called, “If I Had Two Mice, I’d Give You One.”mqx-cat.jpg

The center is from a pattern by Janet Kime called “Tryst” in her book It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.  I enlarged the cats looking at the moon, then added the dogtooth border and then the larger one in the themed fabric (Bad Kitty by Michael Miller).  It looks a bit wonky hanging there, but it is actually a fairly flat quilt.  I hope I don’t mess it up when I quilt it.