Here's the UnRuly Cat I finished yesterday. It's a big block 17" x 19"
Yes, I know, all cats are unruly. But this one is UnRuly aka free-pieced and liberated. I am so happy with how this block turned out. I think the kitty is lively and happy. Kinda looks like a Japanese anime character.
The different chest "fur" breaks up what would have been a boring body and it was a happy accident. I didn't have enough of the red dotty fabric for the body but I did have two elongated triangles left over from piecing the chin. So I added the triangles to the tail fabric and voila.
I don't think sleepy tucked-up kitty worked as well:
Maybe the lack of contrast between the face and the body? Just too purply. And I definitely prefer a smaller nose.
I'm working on an UnRuly Cat tutorial but it will be a few days. It will include easier versions than these.
Thanks everybody who voted on the topic for the next book. And the winner is: Houses. It will be more than just houses though. More like Home. And I bet you've guessed by now that will include cats. And some dogs and I'm not even sure what else.
The fun part of it is that houses and cats can be Halloween too.
I'm hoping that ya'all will be willing to play along with me. Make blocks for a group quilt(s) again like we did with Cake and Slither Eek Boo? I know, I know, I haven't even put together all the last blocks you've sent me (still have a wonderful pile of names and of random letters and words). But those can't go in the next book, which is not to say I won't be finishing them and doing something fun with them.
So maybe, if you're interested, you could make me an UnRuly Cat? Doesn't have to look like mine, but has to be free-pieced. Let's say, max size of 17" length and 17" width but it doesn't have to be a square. And it doesn't have to be this big!
It can be a Halloween cat, but might just end up in a different quilt (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Meanwhile, work is progress on the UnRuly Quilter website. I've set up a specific spot where I can post the pics of finished quilts from previous classes and challenges. Anyone who's finished a quilt from any of these, please send me pics, would love to include them. I'm slowly adding tutorials - the one on UnRuly Basics is there.
Lots of fun quilts are being made in the current Liberated Amish class. I'm amazed at how many wonderful quilts are already finished and meanwhile I'm still goofing around with my (neglected) blocks. There's still plenty of "room" in the class and the top doesn't have to be finished until June, so please come join us. You have to send an email though if you're a "no-reply" - we've gotten a couple of those lately and have no way to add them to the class blog.
I've got errands to run. Ya'all take care.