11.10.2012

Kitty Quilt

Last year (almost to the day) Merrilee of Mer Mag shared her design of the most adorable quilt ever made. I knew instantly that I needed one. Who wouldn't want 63 black quilted cats keeping them warm at night? Luckily I also love teaching myself new things because I didn't know the first thing about how to make a quilt! I learned a lot over the last year making this monster: don't be lazy - iron everything, a cutting mat and rotary cutter are my best friends, when figuring out how much fabric you need do the math twice and then just buy more anyway. 
I had the top of the quilt finished in about a month, but then I was stuck on what color to use for the back. I finally settled on this mustard yellow and got that done in another week. I had done all but the binding because, honestly, I was scared of that part. It sat in my closet all summer. Yesterday I decided to go for it and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be! It was actually pretty fun! 
So here's another item crossed off my bucket list. Hooray for kitty quilts! Oh, and I got a kitty! Say hello to Muffin in the last picture! She's not too happy about all these new kitties on the bed.

7 comments:

  1. Very nice..but Im more interested in that adorable sheep!! Did you make it from a sweater? How?

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    1. Thanks! I knit the sheep from this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sam-the-ram

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    2. I wish I could knit..I can crochet though..hmmm. I wanted to also say the more I look at your quilt the more I like it!

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  2. I love this so much! It's definitely inspired my next quilting project. I hope you don't mind, I have posted one of your pictures on my blog, but of course I linked back to your lovely post.

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  3. I love this quilt! I would love to make it but I think mine would come out crazy wonky looking!

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  4. I'm too distracted by that amazing lamb pillow. WANT!

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  5. I love hello kitty, I think is so cute and I love making hair bows of her. and believe me, I have made them in all colors available.

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