Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Kitty Heads

Heather Spence Mystery Quilt button

One of my finishes from last month was my 2012 Fall Mystery Quilt from Heather Spence Designs. I call it "Happy Kitty Heads" (inspired by the Laurel Burch print I used).

Happy Kitty Heads, front view

I quilted the heck out of it using Aurifil Mako 50/2 threads to coordinate with the fabrics: dove (2600), bark (1140), and rusty orange (2240).

Happy Kitty Heads, quilting detail

And my love affair with Angela Walters continues! Once again, her fabulous book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, inspired my background quilting. I used her "Swirled Hook" design through all of the grey areas.

Happy Kitty Heads, even more quilting detail

I kind of did my own thing in the orange areas and I think it works pretty well. Then I just did some straight-ish line quilting in the center kitty areas, and feathers in the outer border.

Happy Kitty Heads, back view

As I have been wont to do lately, I used the leftover fabrics from the front on the back as well as pieces from my stash. I swear, quilt backings are the best stash-buster ever!

Happy Kitty Heads, back feather detail

Using this Moda marble on the back ended up being a great choice because it really shows off the quilting. Feathers! You can't really see them at all on the front because of the busy print (which was intentional, as I am not-so-confident of my feather quilting skills as of yet)-- but seeing them on the back is a treat since they turned out better than I had hoped.

Happy Kitty Heads, label

I used one of the last scraps of the kitty head fabric with my label.

Happy Kitty Heads, draped on a bench

This one is for me!


  1. I don't blame you for keeping it. It's fantastic.

  2. gorgeous!! you are one clever lady. *wink*

  3. Well done! I love what you did in the orange. Cute label too.

  4. Such a great job quilting this quilt! The back is as fun to look at as the front!!