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.


  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?

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

  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.

  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!

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

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