I posted about this quilt a few months ago.  At the time I thought it was the ugliest quilt ever made.

As it turns out, it is the most favorite one I’ve ever made.

I went on an Artist’s Retreat to Santa Fe in November, having just finished the top.

I showed the blog and the pictures to some artist friends there.

And guess what?  Someone asked me how I would price it as a finished quilt. I told them. And they bought it!

Yes, they bought it right there off the picture on my computer. I was flabbergasted.

I thought we were just talking in terms of “What if…”

I finished it last week.  I backed it with some vintage muslin that I found in Santa Fe.

She wanted it plain with no border.

I used an organic cotton batting. I quilted it myself with the free motion foot.

I hand stitched the binding with the same vintage muslin.

It measures 64 X 40. I think she’s going to use it as a throw over a chair or maybe on a table.

I have the usual “kitty confluence” as I’m photographing the finished quilt.

I shoo them away because I don’t want any pictures of kitties swinging off my art.

They will not be deterred.  I feel something tugging on my leg.

I look down and Grey Kitty is climbing me like a tree.

She’s hanging off my jeans!  So far she’s not making contact with my skin. I’m not sure how to proceed.

I wonder if other artists have these incidents.

It’s kind of cute . But if I try to move her, she just might dig in.

Unfortunately, she did grab ahold I had to partake in a “Kitty Smackdown”.

 Sorry Grey Kitty.

I wonder if other quilters have ever had a “Smackdown” over a quilt.

 My mind wanders abstractly.

 One of my first “Sold” pieces of art. The one I thought at first was so ugly that no one would ever want it.

It started out in an old box of scraps at a tag sale. It spoke to someone and now it’s hers.


Love,   Cowgirl Red   aka  Terah


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  1. Lisa at Greenbow says

    Yay, way to go Terah. What a wonderful feeling to have someone want your art.

  2. It really reminds me of the quilting my mom did when we were little. She’d let us put all these crazy cobinations together and it always worked!!

  3. That’s WONDERFUL!! How exciting to sell your first official work of art!! You must be thankful you didn’t throw it out. Funny how we can all see things so differently. The person who bought it obviously loves it. Congrats and happy CED! (are you gonna make more now?) 🙂

  4. Great post and a beautiful quilt ! I love the stitching on it! 🙂

  5. I always liked it! And with your artistic random sewing when you were putting it together–even better! Congrats!!

    When we were living on a farm (didn’t farm, though-rented the barn and fields) the barn cats often did that to us after Dagan and I tamed them–LOL! You feel like a tree. They don’t seem to have the concept that they are hurting you with their claws while they climb you. 😉 You had to be on guard in the summer f you had shorts on–ROFL!! Thanks for the sweet memories, Terah. And the quilt IS beautiful. She’ll love it. 🙂

  6. You sold a quilt – good for you!