Boog the Cat
Boog the Cat was an experience! One of the best there is to have. The kind that takes you on an unknown journey into yourself and comes out great in the end.
The cat quilt that began Boog
Facebook photo that came from Pinterest. Actual owner never found
Yep, pretty sure it was the squares and the fresh ideas for weighted blankets that prompted me to re-post the image on my business page on Facebook @Comfyquilts19
I just kept thinking…Why NOT? Shouldn’t our weighted blankets be gorgeous? Shouldn’t we have great colors? What about a lovely layout with an image, if we want?
Then an old friend contacted me on FB messenger and she commented on how much she loved the cat quilt. How it reminded her of her cat Boog (short for booger).
Next thing I knew, she wanted a weighted blanket. Her requests were, an orange cat, with a dark spot by his nose (the booger) and green eyes and his name. Boog was born!
Needless to say, I was so excited! I opened up my EQ8 (for those not in the know, that’s Electric Quilt 8) and started designing a layout. I pulled fabrics and sent her photos of fabrics. Online, I found other fabrics. I was very lucky that she mostly told me that she trusted my judgement. So I trusted my judgement also and started cutting.
I made lots of half square triangle blocks and a nose and I made eyes. Those eyes were very likely the smallest curves I have every ventured. They tested my skill as a sewist to the screaming point. It wasn’t the curves so much as it was getting them straight. How hard can that be? Right?
The end result of this blanket was a hit! My friend loves it and I had so much fun! Boog weighs 15lbs and finished size is 54″x 67.5″