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Sunday, 7 October 2012

Meowwww...cat quilt!

Welcome everybody from a bright and sunny Scotland. We have had about 4 days in a row sunshine with the odd heavy shower inbetween. Flowers are still blooming and the trees arn't shedding their leaves just yet. Maybe this was the summer we missed!!

Well, you had a peek at my quilt last week and I'm pleased to say that it is finished and on the couch.

                                            A reminder of last week....

and now on the sofa....
matches my other cushions quite well. This sofa is in the tv/sewing/computer/laze around room.

                                                 A closer look

The quilt is quite small but suitable for putting over the legs when it's chilly. Measuring approx 31"x31". I used the same zebra material for the sashing that was used in the other quilt.

As you can see they all have button eyes and applique facial features. They all look like they need feeding by their expressions! As this quilt is much smaller and was able to get under the sewing machine easily, so the quilting has been done in a random free style embroidery stitch on the machine.

                                               This is the one in the middle.

They make me smile when I look at them! I did see a quilt ages ago with some cat faces on and squirreled it away in the back of my head and then when I came to make mine I adapted it to my own needs.
To say we have eclectic tastes in our house is an understatement and everything is mixed and matched or thrown together and it seems to work in our cottage! A nice cheery red (my favourite colour) and makes to sofa look really cosy and inviting to sit on.

Another daughter wanted a quilt for her sofa so that has been started but as this is all hand appliqued might take some time!

This week linky parties are;
Sunday;
handmadeharbour
sewmanyways.blogspot
flamingotoes
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
#navywifeypeters.blogspot.
Monday
watchoutmartha.
sewingbarefoot.blogspot
 Tuesday;
thediydreamer.blogspot
Wednesday;
lavendergardencottage.
Thursday;
michellestastycreations
frommyfrontporchtoyours



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38 comments:

  1. Very cute! Each of the cats seem to have their own purrsonality.

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  2. This is too cute. Love your bright color choices too!

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  3. Hi there, just popped over from MSE sewing forum, I really love your quilt, and the expressions on the cats' faces! Best wishes from sunny Liverpool!

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  4. I love eclectic decorating. It sits up and says somebody real lives here. Congrats on the finish.

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  5. I love your quilt - the expressions the cats have are really cute!

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  6. Cute. My grandkids would love that one!

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  7. I think it works really well. You have a real talent. Well done.

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  8. I was so looking forward to seeing this after your sneak peek last week. It's utterly fabulous!

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  9. I adore cats and I absolutely LOVE this quilt! It's gorgeous! I would love for you to share this at my new link party called Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by and link up!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  10. Your cats are lovely. They remind me of some other cats, but I can't remember where. I think your use of colour makes all your crafts incredibly cheerful.

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  11. They do look pretty cool ! I'm not really into cats, but I do like these.

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  12. sooooooooo cute! i love it!! full of character and beautifully made

    eclectic keeps things interesting :) x

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  13. A happy purry quilt, so pretty and lap quilts are so handy for those chilly days. It looks perfect on your sofa hope the dawgie approves, lol

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  14. SO CUTE!!! Love cats so much! The grey one are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I'd love for you to visit my blog.

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  15. Love it! Their expressions are so doleful, but the colours so cheerful. It's great.

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  16. Great fun! Wish I had one like it today as I'm cold!

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  17. Very very cute and obviously very you. It's nice to see the finished quilt in pride of place on your comfortable sofa. I wish you many warm nights snuggled under your cats. x

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  18. Your cat quilt looks amazing. Hope it keeps you lovely and warm during the winter months. Does the scottie dog on the cushion not feel a little outnumbered :) Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  19. The quilt is just purr-fect!

    I loved the cute bunnies in your last post, with their hearts under their jumpers.

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  20. Love those cats and that each one is unique. Great to see cats and dogs living in harmony too! Alison x

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  21. This quilt looks fab!! I love the detail used for each cat, and all the different patterns and colours that you have matched together beautifully. Really impressive!

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  22. I am still in awe with your quirky village!! What a masterpiece! And the cat quilt is amazing!

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  23. OH MY GOD!!!! I fell down off my chair when I saw those cats! Please, help me stand up!
    THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I'M STUNNED! X

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  24. Your cats look wonderful. It has turned into a colourful and fun quilt. It would have to brighten any room.

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  25. I love the cats!It's a fabulous quilt and it looks so good on that sofa.

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  26. Wow! I mean, WOW!!!! Such a gorgeous quilt! Was this your own design? You're very clever - I'm gonna have to teach myself the art of quilting/patchwork/appliqué so I can have a stab at something like this. It won't be anywhere near as good as yours though...

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  27. Love it, it's just purrfect for these up and coming chilly evenings.

    Jan x

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  28. This just makes me smile ;-) love it.

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  29. Love this quilt. Your cats all have quirky personalities! Enjoy keeping warm under it.
    Wendy X

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  30. Gorgeous! Your work is wonderful!! So cute and charming!! I'm your newest follower!! Have a great day! ~Deanna

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  31. Your cheerful cats are purrrfectly wonderful!
    I love your color choices...Reds and black...and your prints are a delight.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn >^^<

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  32. What an adorable quilt! Love it. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  33. Super cute quilt! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  34. Love your cat quilt. The colours look super on your sofa. Hugs Mrs A.

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  35. Love it! Each cat has so much character and the colours are wonderfully bright :)

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  36. I LOVE this quilt! I may have to make a similar version for myself :)

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