She's a librarian and love cats. Easy to accommodate! So, I found a pattern called Cat Weave from The Sewing Chick and Tumbling Cats from Better off Thread, then I modified those a bit. The hardest part was trying to decide on the color. As the focal fabric, I chose Anna Maria Horner Starry Eyed and then I mixed it with some Kona Cotton solids.
I did some 1/4" quilting lines which were definitely a pain keeping straight! It made me wish I just stuck with my wavy lines.
Then I made her a book mug rug with cat fabric using Kate Basti's awesome (and free!) Tall Tales quilt block. It was my first paper piecing block EVER! Super fun! Plus I added a silverware holder that I've made a bunch of times before.
Then I threw in a bunch of goodies.
I wish I would have gotten to give it to her in person, but she thanked me a bunch via pm and in person. It was definitely a fun project!
Until later, happy sewing!