I showed a sneak peek of this quilt a few weeks ago.
I bought this kit, Fanciful Felines by Laurel Burch, to make for mom for Mother's Day. 2 years ago. I completed the top but had some issues with it. The center panel wasn't cut straight when the kit was put together and my efforts to straighten the panel ended up shrinking it smaller and smaller. So I finally gave up and figured I could quilt it out(how many times as a longarmer do you hear that request???)
Anyways, I finally decided I needed to quilt it. I added a very thin extra piece of batting under the center panel and started quilting.
I ditched around the center squares and stippled in the black background. Than I ditched the square border and carried that into the final border as piano keys.
I love how it turned out; the center squares are puffy and it makes a very neat affect.
And it looks great hanging in mom's hallway. Along with all the other wallhangings I've made her.