No, not another cat. I’ve mentioned before that Wife is a quilt maker, and a new one has just been finished. It’s called Aurorabearialis. All our quilts get names, as is traditional. First, a picture or two, (click to enlarge) then some details about it.
You can see where the name Aurorabearialis comes from. The greenish-orangish batik and the orange fabric represent the aurora, the bear-tree-fish fabric is the bear.
We both enjoy working on the quilts, I like the color-pattern-design aspect, Wife really enjoys the sewing and piecing part. So often I will pick fabrics and a design, then we go over the fabrics together, make adjustments and decide on a final design together. Then she gets to work cutting and assembling into a finished quilt, such as the one you see here.
This one: we were at a fabric store and I was wandering around while Wife was doing the real shopping for specific stuff. I saw the bear fabric, thought “cute kid fabric”, then I saw the dark bear paws fabric, and the gold, and saw other possibilities. I ended up buying all the fabrics you see in the quilt and a few weeks later began working on the block and overall designs.
That was about a year ago, and when this project’s turn came – there are always one or two quilts in progress – we went over the fabrics and design a last time and then she made it. This one took about 8 weeks. Here’s one more picture, showing a closeup of the quilting, the gold band has bear paws quilting in it:
We have a professional quilter do the quilting on anything over about 36″ square. She does a great job for us.