Quilled Black Cat
Meow, meow, meow, meow! Here is a tribute to the crazy cat-lady in all of us.
I think these little kitties are simply purrrfect! They are easy to make, they come out the same every time, and I think everyone can appreciate them. My favorite is the seal point siamese, my husband’s is the blue point. I’m hoping to add more quilled kitties to my collection in the upcoming weeks.
Constructing quilled cats is one of the easiest projects you can tackle. Though it seems like you should be able to make one in a very short period of time, they actually take a little while, but maybe I’m just a slow and pokey quiller. LOL!
Each cat has only 15 major pieces (plus six whiskers). The shapes used for the body and legs are tear drops. The tail is just a scroll. The head is a marquis or football shape. The ears are a triangle. The muzzle is a loose coil and the nose is a tight coil pinched into a triangle. The eyes are made with tight coils that I wrapped in a single strip of paper and pinched the ends to make it look like they were lidded. The ears and body were two colors on the same quill.
I’ve had a lot of people suggest I create dogs but for some reason, the dogs seem to be more complex than cats. But, it’s something that I do think I’m going to try at some point.