Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Cat

A bit of holiday spirit. Remembering and documenting very early work. My daughter sent me a photo of the Cat that now resides in her home and comes out every December.
I designed this in the late 1980s. Very bright. The holly fabric came from the States. For awhile I did a lot of machine embroidery onto patchwork--pillows and the like. I still have the cams for my little Singer. I made a number of these cats for gifts and also in different colors. This cat originally lived with my folks. The machine embroidery was labor intensive.

Having posted this here, I'm thinking I'd like to create a similar cat now. Bring the past into the present. How would it turn out? It's a nice shape to play with. It would have to be much faster, as I want to be working on the pomegranates. Yet, I think I'd like to play around with those cams again; they've collected a lot of dust. As usual, too many ideas and not enough time.


Nifty Quilts said...

It's fun to see what you made years ago. I'll look forward to seeing a new cat someday!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Thanks, Nifty. Now that I've put this idea out there, it's beginning to brew in my head. It will have to stay on the back burner for awhile, but it tickles me a bit.

This is what I like about this blog/journal. It's widening my vision and helping to keep me organized at the same time. I really love this format.