I’m working on a wonderful, happy, colorful quilt for my daughter-in-law, Celia, for Christmas. You’ll see the quilt in a few months in a pattern, but I have to show this one thing now!
Celia’s birthday is on Halloween, and she starts decorating in September. She and Jeff have two wonderful black cats, Carl and Millie, and consequently, they enjoy cute black cat-related things.
When I found this fabric, I knew I’d use it to make something for Celia. (If you need it too, search for “Mischief Night” by Dinara Mirtalipova for Windham Fabrics, Pattern #40644.)
But upon closer inspection, I noticed that one of the figures is a dark-haired girl standing on a pumpkin, wearing black cat ears. It is just so Celia!
I knew I had to find a spot for this little Halloween girl on Celia’s quilt. The scale of the design is wrong, and it doesn’t go with the quilt, but I know that Celia will love this magical little figure, so I appliquéd her in the lower right corner of the top, near where I will quilt in my signature.
I enjoy the quirky parts of any quilt. They make me smile, and I find that it’s the quirky bits that linger in my mind. Don’t be afraid to be a little quirky!