The Ferals Come for a Visit
73" x 81"
Block of the Month. We typically make the blocks and donate them towards making a large quilt out of our blocks that is then donated to charity. I liked this cat face pattern (from Elizabeth Hartman), but felt like it was too much measuring to be fun to make.
Then, this spring, my dear friend entered hospice care. I did not feel like working on art at all. It is such an odd place, waiting for a friend to die. And it was worse after she died. Somehow I found solace in a pattern that made all the decisions for me (with the exception of the colors), and the cat pattern sprang to the rescue. One by one, I pulled out fabrics from my stash. Without much effort, I was able to stitch up a block or two at a time. I could work in the studio, in small amounts, and not really have to think. The sewing helped me through my grief. Meanwhile, the blocks started to pile up. I decided to make a quilt for my daughter, who incidentally had a new kitten.