|CATS - Appliqued Wallhanging (1991)|
This was my very first attempt at quilting.
I'd just had surgery and was on sick leave for six weeks. After a week, I was pretty much back on my feet and looking for something interesting to do, so I visited a quilt store, QuiltNFriends, close to home. The store owner was very friendly and helpful and suggested I take a class to learn the basics of quilting. Well, that class was to take place a week later and I was raring to go, so I bought a pattern for the wallhanging above.
The instructions were very basic. but I had no idea how to use a rotary cutter, so I believe I used scissors to cut all the necessary pieces. Fusible webbing was used to attach the cats to the background pieces and having no experience in the patchwork process, I assembled the blocks first and pieced the corner pieces last. What a mistake that was because I was faced with Y-seams which were a complete nightmare!
The center seams must have been really crooked and wonky, which is why I applied the red bias tape. Why I chose red is beyond me!