Sunday, December 31, 2017

Tumbling Cats Mini Quilt

In May I was super excited to go on the bi-annual quilt retreat for my quilting guild. It was going to my first quilt retreat ever. Then we had some family issues, and at the last minute I couldn't go...I was super sad to miss it. But, I had been working on a mini quilt for the secret sister swap we were doing, so I was excited for her to get it.

She's a librarian and love cats. Easy to accommodate! So, I found a pattern called Cat Weave from The Sewing Chick and Tumbling Cats from Better off Thread, then I modified those a bit. The hardest part was trying to decide on the color. As the focal fabric, I chose Anna Maria Horner Starry Eyed and then I mixed it with some Kona Cotton solids.

I did some 1/4" quilting lines which were definitely a pain keeping straight! It made me wish I just stuck with my wavy lines.

Then I made her a book mug rug with cat fabric using Kate Basti's awesome (and free!) Tall Tales quilt block. It was my first paper piecing block EVER! Super fun! Plus I added a silverware holder that I've made a bunch of times before.

Then I threw in a bunch of goodies. 

I wish I would have gotten to give it to her in person, but she thanked me a bunch via pm and in person. It was definitely a fun project!

Until later, happy sewing!

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