This is one of my favorite quilts. I didn't follow any sort of pattern, and really wanted to try the checked border. Lesson learned: MUST FIGURE OUT ALL MEASUREMENTS BEFORE SEWING A QUILT WITH A CHECKED BORDER. It was a nightmare matching it up with the rest of the quilt.
I like the attitude of these cats, designed by Debra Mason for Robert Kaufman.
I made 2 of these cat quilts. The fussy quilting took longer on this one, but sure gives character to the quilt.