More on cats . . .

And so the cat portrait progresses.

Choosing the background color is critical to the success of the portrait.  Here are some fabrics I trialed with the portrait.  As you can see, the different background colors have different effects on the portrait.

I came close to selecting the pink, but in the end, decided to go with the green background since I thought it did the best job of bringing the portrait to life.

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Here is the final portrait.  I used one of the blacks I used in the portrait to bind the edges of the quilt.

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I free motion quilted hearts into the background.  The design is based on a Leah Day design (Heart Paisley) from her Free Motion Quilting Project.  A perfect choice for a beloved pet.  This cat has rather striking white whiskers, so I will probably add them as a finishing touch.