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Block 14 Cat Entanglement

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Teddy has raised two wonderful cats, Midi and Isis. Because this will be Teddy's quilt, I wanted to make sure to immortalize his cats. I asked him how the cats should be depicted, and he suggested making them into a yin-yang symbol. I spent several hours drafting the design, and this is the result! 

Midi is a Russian Blue, so I found a nice gray fabric that is nearly identical to her color, down to the gentle variation in color (evident in Midi when the light hits her fur). Isis, being a calico, was much more complicated. Teddy wanted me to use a patchwork of different fabrics to convey he calico-ness. Thus, Isis is made up of 30 separate pieces, each added by hand! It took forever, but I think the result was worth it.

Here is detail of the cats' faces.


Midi


Isis


Block Title

Even though they were raised together since kittenhood, and even though each is a most wonderful cat in her own right, Midi and Isis simply do not get along. This represents the cats entangled in a cat fight, just about the only time they have contact with each other!


This Leg of the Journey Completed November 2007

I loved working on this block, seeing Teddy's cats' personalities emerge as I finished the block.


Lesson Learned

If your quilt will be a gift for someone else, find out what they might like included. I would never have come up with the yin-yang concept!

BLOCK 15 LILAC TIME

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