meow quilt

Meow quilt is ready with six curious cats eager to travel towards their new home.

To make them more presentable for their journey, I thought it is a good idea to highlight the black & white whiskers which is their best feature. So I added a 2" border with black dots on the outside. 

A bunch of black cats also made their way into the border. I almost forgot about having this cutie fabric. The cats are covered in glitter, probably the result of rolling on a crafter's table as is their habit!

I followed a different approach to finish this quilt, quilting the top two layers with stich-in-ditch, then sewing the backing fabric to the top with right sides together. I left an opening of about 8" to flip the whole thing like a pillowcase. And again quilted the three layers together with straight lines.

For backing, I didn't have enough of the checkered yarn dyed fabric, so I also used a plain brown woven fabric. It is actually a dupatta (scarf) that I bought in India, similar to shot cotton but has a slightly heavier feel to it. Both are soft and squishy and so nice to touch! 
Background fabric on the front is organic cotton in sage, I used it in two other quilts and this is the last of it. Solid fabrics for the cats are from Free Spirit designer collection except the white one which is a linen. Quilt size is 40" x 60".
Pattern for the paper-pieced cat block is by Anna @ six white horses  blog.

 Hope you are enjoying this lovely long weekend with family and friends! Take care! ( ' v ' )



Little cat likes to jump on the ball

spy on a sneaky bird

catch mice or play guitar when hungry

count numbers on lazy nights

dream of fish deep in the sleep

 go for sailing when life gets boring!

I needed a gift for a friend who is fond of cats. I googled for a cat block and came across Whiskers pattern by Anna @ six white horses  blog. It is a paper-pieced block and easy to make. Thank you very very much, Anna for these charming cats that filled my days with their fun activities!! Each block is 15.5" square which was a perfect size to plan for the big fussy cut ears. (^ x ^)

Have a happy weekend! (meow)