Friday, March 10, 2017

Kitty Kat Quilt


This has got to be one of the cutest quilts I have done for a customer and I am not a cat fan!  But it's soooo cute!

This adorable quilt measures approximately 58.5" x 70" and was completed by the same customer who brought me the Purple Curvy Log Cabin quilt.  

Frances does awesome quilts and makes my job so much easier in that she always has an idea for each quilt she brings me.  This time she wanted paw prints in the center section and cat silhouettes in the open border areas.  No other quilting in the border but to outline the appliqué.  And........she wanted all the quilting in black.  She winced when she made the announcement to me and gave me that quizzical look.  Wow!  Talk about pressure!

So, on to Pinterest again for cat templates.  That was pretty easy.  What took time was getting each one, I used four, to approximately the right size for the border area.  I was shooting for about 5 - 5 1/2" tall.  Next was to remember to use my lightbox and mark the designs on the quilt PRIOR to sandwiching.  Yes!  Got it done!

So here's the paw prints in the center that I mixed in with large meandering, something I don't often do but it looked good in this case.  We ended up using Aurifil 50 weight thread in black in both the top and bobbin.

Instead of a design on the smaller black border, we stitched in the ditch on both sides to keep it simple.

The outside border?  Oh my goodness!  First I stitched around each appliqué and then stitched the stencils.  Here's each corner.  Aren't they cute?

And that's Kitty Kat Quilt, waiting and ready to go home!

Have a super weekend and remember to check out the links on my sidebar for some wonderful quilty spots and don't forget Crazy Mom Quilts at for Finish It Up Friday!