Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Cat With Many Names

Failcat 

"Failcat" 13.5" x 13.5" Machine pieced and quilted cotton. 2012. 

This is a portrait of my BFF's cat. I thought about portraying Failcat with dirty paws or a half-dead bird (she earned her name!) but I wanted to focus on the adorable tongue she sticks out and the "classic Coke-bottle green eyes" that BFF loves so much.

Failcat, detail 

The piece came out much, much cuter than I intended. The combination of gingham and bandanna-paisley can't have helped. Still, I like how it turned out and I hope Failcat's person will as well. This is the first quilt that will leave my home and that's pretty exciting, even if it is as a gift.