Friday Cat Blogging – 20 December 2013

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This is the second of Marian’s watercolor heart quilts. (You saw the other one in August, and yet another heart-themed quilt on Valentine’s Day.) It’s machine pieced and machine quilted. It’s also nearly our last quilt of the year. There’s one more to go next Friday, which will make for a grand total of 23 quilts if I’ve counted correctly, and then in 2014 we’ll return to garden-variety catblogging. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and watch out for the shopping mobs.

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