And. if I'm honest, I've been a bit stumped on where to photograph her ... then I remembered reading about this sculpture made from sea containers - cue a sunny day and BAM! One Hello Kitty quilt in the wild ...
These rainbow painted sea-containers were the perfect backdrop for Miss Kitty ...
... as were hubby's hairy legs - I could have cropped them out, but I think they look funny!
This quilt was both tedious and exciting to make.
Tedious because it's a pixel quilt made from a lot of 1 1/4" cut (3/4" finished) squares.
Exciting because watching it come to life piece by piece - like a giant fabric jigsaw puzzle - is really fun!
My daughter wanted this quilt to be a "Hello Kitty Disco Quilt" - gulp - so I machine quilted it with Aurifil Brillo to add the sparkly disco element ... she loves it ... and you'll notice by the white fluff on this next close up shot that Master Monty (our very white fluffy cat) loves it too!
I only used the Brillo as the top thread (I used a pink Aurifil in the bobbin) it worked beautifully in the machine and I encourage you to give it a try.
So here are some quilt stats:
Size: 75" x 62"
I used this cross stitch template to create the pattern. Again, I cut the squares at 1 1/4"
Straight line quilting in a grid pattern using sparkly Aurifil Brillo colour #517
Quilt In the Wild Location
Fremantle Rainbow Art Installation by Marcus Canning #freorainbow on Instagram
Located at Beach Reserve (adjacent to Canning Highway) in Fremantle ... overlooking the Swan River and Fremantle Port.
You can read more about the artwork here
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