My December 2020 One Monthly Goal was to make the quilt top for the quilt I plan to give to my friend, Kristen’s baby girl who is due to make her appearance this spring. Kristen has requested a quilt with cats and birds featuring purple and teal colors. I have added in blue as a transition between purple and teal. The center of the quilt is the Geometric Cat, pattern by Kristy at Quiet Play. I used most of the colors from my Dimension in Dusk Quilt designed by Nydia Kehnle, though I substituted the baby-friendlier, Kona Caribbean, for the more subdued Kona Teal Blue.
The hummingbirds are from a panel that I like so much that I have at least one more in my stash besides the one I used in May for a different Hummingbirds quilt. The five-inch inner borders each have a small sparrow flitting around in different directions and annoying the Geometric cat to be sure! From Mitzie@Jittery Wings , I downloaded the free Sparrow Quilt pattern and paper-pieced the smallest sparrows using purple, blue, and teal Kona solids. I cut the sparrows into 3.5” squares rather than the shape on the template. I rotated the squares to a diamond shape so the sparrows were angled at 45 degrees, and I then sewed setting corner triangles onto the diamonds to make them into 5 inch squares.
There is one more cat on the back of the quilt, but I will wait to share that cat until I get my quilt finished. I sent off the quilt top that measures 57” X 57” and backing this morning to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting, so progress is definitely being made!
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: December 2020 OMG Finishes.