Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cat Quilt

I've got one for the finish column.  The cat quilt is finally done.  This pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine.  It was published in one of their regular editions in 2012 and then republished in a magazine that has all of the animal quilt designs in it. 

This quilt was started in November of 2012.  It was originally started as a baby quilt for my great-niece Laurel. She was finally given the quilt on Saturday for her second birthday.   I had just finished the binding Saturday morning. That was what I took to work on for our Sit and Sew day.  It was a little strange not lugging my sewing machine with me but as it turned out the binding on this was all I actually finished.  I did get the majority of the binding finished on another quilt too. It just has one or two more feet of binding to be officially done also.  And no - I'm not that fast at binding.  Both quilts had already had the binding started before Saturday. The quilt in the background I can't take credit for. (Wish I could.)  That is a quilt my sister Cathy is working on. What she has done so far is gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished.

Here is a close up of the meander flowers I put in the border.  Quiltmaker had put in meander cat tracks. Pretty much the same thing with only four "toes" on one side of the center.  Since this was my first try at making that pattern I thought it would be safer to go ahead and make mine flowers instead. I didn't want to have to explain that it was supposed to be cat tracks.  Anyway, the quilting turned out great.  I'm ready to try that flower pattern again on a larger quilt.  I used a variegated orange thread for the body of the cat and a light green for the rest of the quilt.  The thread on the back is white.

Have a great Monday!



Vicki W said...

That's so cute!

Kristie said...

I love it! I have the book too, I want to make the cat quilt soon. Right now I am working on my second turtle quilt from the book. They are so cute.

clarel said...

The quilt is great & you are getting so good with the quilting!