Nine Lives started out as Nine Green Bottles (OK, a bit of artistic licence on the bottle colour, but the overall effect is green). It was a nice study on curved piecing. The more I looked at these bottles, the more I saw cats. In the end, I gave in and appliqued heads and tails on each bottle and Nine Lives was born.
I hadn't quite developed the range of FMQ patterns that I have now, but the background mix was intended to look like a wall...
with the odd mouse...
from the cats.
And this is Cara, who decided not to be left out. She is a cat I am fostering for the Cats' Protection League until she can find a permanent home. She has already used 2 of her lives, one costing her a tail and the second an eye ... but neither seem to bother her much. That look says, 'Never mind about quilts, photos and blogs, where is my food?'
Please find below a list of linky parties. I may not link with all of the every week, but with some of them most weeks. Please go and have a look at some of the other wonderful quilts and quilters there.
Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
WIP Wednesday at freshly pieced @ http://www.freshlypieced.com/
WIP Wednesday at TN + TN @ http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/