Cats and Bats

Before knitting took over my life, I was a quilter. I still am a quilter, though it’s more in theory than in practice. I have a nice little pile of seasonal quilts that I pull out at the appropriate times. For the past two weeks, I’ve had my Cats and Bats quilt on the bed.
The Halloween quilt

The blocks feature assorted black cat fabrics.
The Halloween quilt, fabric close-up

The border features bats.
The Halloween quilt, batty fabric
The black cats require no explaining, as I’ve had several special ones in my life, including Archy and Beatrice.

I also love me some bats. I find them infinitely graceful. Our first Christmas together, Melissa gave me a painting of a bat. I’ll see about posting a picture of it in the next week or so. She (we named her Hermione) is soaring across the top of the tall, narrow piece with a swirling black sky behind her. Every time I look at it, I see beauty and courage in her little face.

November 03 2007 11:28 am | Cats and Quilts

5 Responses to “Cats and Bats”

  1. Lin on 03 Nov 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    Quilts always amaze me, They look so hard to make. That is just great for halloween!

  2. grace on 03 Nov 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    I used to love quilting to that one is wonderful, I miss it but it just seems easier to knit!!

  3. thea on 04 Nov 2007 at 11:57 am #

    that’s great – and so October appropriate! I am always so drawn to quilts, but my sewing abilities are soooooo limited. the straight line eludes me. Gorgeous work – tks for sharing. By the way, we get sooooo many comments on Maya’s hat, which she’s wearing all the time. I’ve told more than a couple of folks to check it out on your blog…

  4. Lella on 07 Nov 2007 at 12:26 am #

    I love your bright Halloween quilt. I was a quilter before, too, and actually thought that’s what I’d be doing now.

  5. stacey on 09 Nov 2007 at 4:53 am #

    very nice – I was a quilter in my past crafty life too!

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