Friday, April 17, 2015

Painted Cats of Sorrento

 2015 Finish-Along
19. Kitty Wedding Ring

The Laurel Burch fabric reminds me of the painted ceramics of Sorrento, Italy.


Here are some photos of the process. 
I have not had a chance to measure or photograph the whole quilt at this time 
so more details will eventually follow . . .


This quilt was started in a class with the Narragansett Bay Quilters Guild, 
East Greenwich, RI in 2008. I can't believe it was that long ago. 
Of course the only way I know the date is my Quilty friend Peggy-doodle, 
who also took the class, finished her project and has a label to provide the date in question. 
Thank goodness for friends that don't judge.

The class was taught by a wonderful quilt artist here in RI. 
After the class I just packed up all the fabric, brought it home and promptly forgot about it 
- for about 6 1/2 years! Then the same instructor was gathering a UFO class - 
the premise - bring a quilt you want to have finished and if you succeed, 
you receive 1/2 the class fee back. 

EUREKA - not only the motivation to finish the quilt - 
but also the quilt artist  to show me what to do! 
At the start, I was just hoping to get 9 rings together for a wall hanging 
but the bits a pieces started to come together and I was having too much fun to stop. 
It grew to 5 x 7 (35 rings). 


The quilt is finally finished, except for the label and a hanging sleeve 
 for a local show in September - but of course there is plenty of time for that.  
The backing is flannel so it'll be nice and warm for these crazy New England winters. 

Finally a finish to link up with 

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  1. Fantastic colour! The cats are really cool and I like the rainbow coloured rings - it has all come together really well!

    1. Thank you - I loved this fabric when I purchased it and am so glad I had fabric to match the colors. All the rings came from my stash of favorite fabrics. The binding and squares were donated from my friend Peggy! Thanks for commenting!

  2. I really like your quilt and the way you put together the colored rings. Looks great!