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Kool Kats Kwilt

Added Jun 28, 2014

by kanamithedre...

Murfreesboro, Te...






I finished the Kool Kats Kwilt as a secret Santa present for relatives in Canada. They love cats; I love cats; this just made sense to do. The top was pieced at work, and I did the quilting at home. I thought, “I want the cat shapes to be the focus, so I’ll just channel quilt the outlines. That will be easier anyway!”. I was wrong. In order to stitch in the ditch, at timesmany timeswould stitch an inch, try to move the entire fabric/batting mass through the 8” arm of the sewing machine, stitch another inch, then move blob back through the machine. My right shoulder was killing me after a single outline. I did free motion sewing on the borders. I hand tacked the binding to the back of the quilt. It looks amazing, but it took forever! It took longer than the movie Catching Fire. My middle finger lost feeling after that, and only after hand stitching the whole thing did I remember that I had purchased a leather thimble…that was in the sewing box by the side the ENTIRE time. While I am very pleased with the outcome, I don’t think I will be making this quilt again. At least, not until amnesia has set in. The quilt is photographed on my parents’ bed.

Material Notes

quilter’s cotton, thread, cotton/poly batting






Kool Kats Kwilt

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    Jun 29, 2014, 10.48 PMby zenica

    this is absolutely gorgeous! I hope your relatives appreciated all the work that went into it. I wouldn’t use it for fear of damaging it!

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    Jun 29, 2014, 03.24 PMby Kocotte

    it is wonderful and I love cats too

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    Jun 29, 2014, 05.34 AMby pumpkinpatches

    love those cats…awesome!

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    Jun 28, 2014, 11.06 PMby thewallinna

    It’s so cool!

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    Jun 28, 2014, 06.32 PMby libra-s

    absolutely pretty! It’s a wonderful present!

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    Jun 28, 2014, 07.00 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    wow! this is the most creative and fabulous I’ve seen! ;) Congrats – it’s beautiful!!

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