Cats in Space – A Little Boy’s Quilt

It was started roughly a year ago. Then it sat, and it sat and it sat some more. The top was mostly done.

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsThe minky backing was in the press (that’s what we Irish call a cupboard) along with the pre washed flannel sheet I intended to use instead of batting. Three really was no excuse. And still it sat. And then I finally got my act together. It didn’t take long to add a final border and spray baste the layers together. It did take some a lot of effort to quilt, but quilt it I did. And this weekend this little boy’s quilt was finally delivered to it’s new home.

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsA quilt for a little boy who is my nephew/godson.

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsA boy who loves trains, and cats, and whose favourite colour is green.

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsA boy whose first words on seeing the quilt were “There are train tracks!”, Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and Pins

followed closely by “and cats in space!”

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsIt’s finished, it’s snuggly and it’s definitely going to be much loved and I for one think that although cats and trains are not a combination you would usually put together they couldn’t be more perfect in this instance.

Cats in Space Boy's Quilt | Mud, Pies and PinsAnd although I never could think of a name for this quit in all the time I was working on it, it was the words of my nephew that gave it it’s title. It shall henceforth be known as “Cats in Space” as I can’t think of a more perfect name.

I’ll be linking this one up with Sew Cute Tuesday over at Blossom Heart Quilts as well as Friday’s Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and TGIFF, which should be hosted by A Quarter Inch from the Edge this week.

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