Friday, August 2, 2013

The Cat's Meow

This quilt evolved from an unfortunate addiction to buying fabric, and too much of it to boot. It was a lot of fun to work with, though.  Here's what happened; my Mom found this Cat fabric line at Hancock's and loved it so much, she literally purchased the bolts. We weren't sure what we would do with it, but figured it would come to us.
Fast forward a couple years and I came across these cute color-on-color fabrics at JoAnn's. I immediately thought of these Cat fabrics, and wondered if they would go well together in a quilt. I had been wanting to try the Churn Dash pattern, and decided to go for it.

I really was trying to maximize the use of the fabric.  It's very bright and fun.  When I made it, I really had no idea what it would be for, other than great practice, but my daughter just loves it! She likes all the kitty faces on the pink fabric the best.

The orange border helped break up the cat fabric a bit, and really jumps out at you.  (Can you tell the different days of pictures? Some sunny days, some rainy days; neither provided good light. Oh well).

Again, trying to use up as much of the fabric as possible, I pieced together some of the fabric on the back.

I also got to practice some quilting.  I made my own cat templates.  They kind of look like snowmen with pointy ears on top.  It was some of my early quilting, so not my best, but it turned out pretty well.  I was very happy with it. 

The crazy thing is, I still have more fabric left.  Six years later I am still not sure what to do with the fabric that's still left. 

I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday. Look forward to seeing what everyone else has finished up. Have a great weekend!


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    1. Thank you for the comments, and for stopping by!

  2. So hard to resist buying cute animal fabric - you have really maximised it here - looks great!

    1. In a way, it's probably a little too much kitty, but I was trying to use it up. I was glad two of the prints were a little smaller so from a distance it wasn't as overwhelming. :) Thanks for the comments, and for stopping by!

  3. Oh they are really really cool! I love cats!

    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Always good to hear from others.