Ok…. I’ll admit it…. I’m a dog person. So why did I make a purple kitty? Well a wonderful Fabric Artist Pat Mattison recently moved to our area and is now a member of our Quilt Guild (Quilters by the Sea). I just love her fiber collage work and she taught a wonderful workshop in the Fall of 2013.
We roughly traced the dark and light areas (focusing on the values) and then fussy cut fabric to recreate the image.
I decide to make mine a purple kitty and I chose some purple flower fabric and used it to construct the kitty. Overlaying and glueing pieces on top of one another was also a good project to work on when we loss power in a recent ice storm.
I shredded shear white polyester fabric and glued it on, to give a bit of a fur effect.
I also did some thread painting (when power returned) on the kitty to added texture and again give it a furry look.
I couched some floss for the whiskers and did a bit of triple stitching for some additional (and lighter) whiskers.
Lastly, I used a big purple rick-rack for the binding. It was a fun piece to work on.
Here is my finished kitty.
It’s a small piece but kinda cute (I think) for a cat. I plan on giving it as a gift to a friend who loves cats. I hope she likes it.