Friday, January 11, 2013

Kats with Kate - The Start

As teased on Monday, I'm making a cat quilt from this pattern. Since Kate from Life in Pieces is making a cat quilt, too, we thought it would be fun to post together about it.


My pattern incorporates snails tail blocks with the cat bodies to make intertwined tails. I saw it done in reproduction fabrics on a message board almost three years ago, and bought a pile of those at a sale two years ago.

And now I'm FINALLY getting around to making the quilt.

I am the only cat you need, human.

It's probably a good thing I waited. There's a lot of bias edges in the tails, and I'm much better at working with those now than I was two years ago.

{However, I'm questioning some of my fabric choices!}

One of the nice things about the pattern is that it cuts three cats from each fat quarter. Each week, I cut one set of fat quarters and piece one set of cats, and store the extras {in an organized fashion, even!} So by the end of the month, I'll have all the pieces cut and can just put together the rest of the cats.

7 comments:

  1. I love this! Already saved the pattern for Make Someday List... and it looks like you read your cat's mind perfectly. lol What don't you like about your fabrics?

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  2. Cool quilt! I like your fabrics. They're nice and homey feeling - perfect for kitties.

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  3. I really like the cat pattern! And I don't think there is anything wrong with your fabric. But I do have a suggestion about the place of the next group of cats. If you place their breasts towards each other I think you get a nicer form of the background. I'll send you a picture by email, to show you what I mean.
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  4. My niece would love this quilt, having just lost her 20-yr-old Kitty that she has had since she was 4. I think I have to make one for Christmas for her. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Oooh pretty. I like your kitties. Very elegant felines. Will there be any sashing between each set of 4?

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  6. Interesting quilt, I don't think I'd be ready for those snail tails yet!

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