Some kitty treats, extra TLC, and her favorite quilt folded neatly on the couch seemed to assuage her tender sensibilities.
That was my only task for the day, and so I went straight to work on the Wind in the Whiskers quilt. Today I made the butterfly.
The butterfly is attached three dimensionally. His wings are first fused to one side of the fusing medium, then the paper is peeled off and they are fused again and trimmed so that both sides are fabric. Then, the body holds the whole thing together and also serves to attach it to the quilt background.
With that done, I set my sites on the tedious job of making the daisy flowers and their centers. Cutting those was a literal pain in the hand.
It made the job of cutting their stems easy by comparison.
And then, I had enough pieces made that I could start fusing them to the background. To get the placement right, I first made a wax paper template. If you're unfamiliar with that technique, you can read more about it right here. It was a bit of a challenge getting all the "overs and unders" correct, but eventually I was satisfied, and fused it down. It always makes me hold my breath a little when I do this.
Then, I fused the cat.
Then, the bugs and the flowers.
This was all done under the watchful eyes of you know who. He seems to have decided that the bed I've provided him all these years is acceptable for napping, at least for today. That's his bowl of weed right beside him. Adults in the room: please talk to your cat about drugs. If not you, then who?
And I was pretty tired of this project by that time. I still have the leaves and flowers in the upper part of the piece to do, but those will be easy compared to what I've already done.
As I mentioned earlier, the tree on the left side won't be done until I start to sew the whole thing together. I have two days at home coming up, and so I'm hoping to start sewing the completed sections together tomorrow or the next day.