I used red silk thread (YLI 100 wt.) to microstipple around the print on the Santa cat. White swirls were quilted on the beard for a curly effect. The background between the snowflakes is a jagged line simulating etching--I used clear polyester monofilament (Superior Monopoly)because it is shinier than nylon.
Pirate kitty has a white clamshell design on his leg and black circles quilted on his paw-print body. The background patchwork is stitched-in-the-ditch to keep it from rising up and looking "loose".
The full length view of the 12 cats. Camie is planning to finish it with a scrappy binding, add a hanging sleeve and display it proudly. There are a lot of design decisions to make when it comes to quilting a quilt like this but it was a great education for me to work on it and apply my free form quilting skills to something more than a practice piece. Mission accomplished!
Copyright 2008, Sharon Baggs