This is a quilt I made for my mother-in-law as a Christmas present. It's been in the works for a while, mostly because I got distracted by other projects.
It was inspired by two different blocks from the Quilt Maker's Gift. The nine-patch block is called Puss-In-The-Corner and the star is called Friendship Star. The names of the two blocks were what guided me to the seemingly complicated name for the quilt - Calico Cats Under Paisley Stars. "Calico cats" for the the puss-in-the-corner block made of varying colors and "paisley stars" for the friendship star block and the multitude of paisley prints in the quilt. We'll just chalk it up to "creative liberty." :)
I quilted it myself on my machine with a puzzle-piece design everywhere except the stars, which I just outlined. I used a variegated thread in similar colors as the fabrics.
Here's some of the quilting from the back.
A folded shot...
... and the label...
Here is shot of the back of the quilt with the sun shining through from the other side. Just kinda liked it.
And the totally gratuitous rolled-up shot.
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