Meet the Kitty Cats! I’ve had this quilt on my mind ever since making my Chickens quilt a few years ago. It uses a similar layout as that quilt…but the kitties are definitely quicker to make.
I had such a hard time narrowing down fabric to make this quilt…anything would be cute in these big blocks.
How cute is the backing fabric with the cats on it?!!! I found it here…it was too perfect not to buy even though I have tons of backings already.
Most of the fabrics I used in this quilt are from this adorable fabric line Birdsong by Gingiber. The colors are so happy, and the mix of scales is perfect for a quilt (anyone else picky about mixing fabric scale?!). The background fabric is Essex Linen in Flax.
I swear laying out the blocks takes me longer than sewing all of the blocks. I’ll lay them out and look at them for awhile, only to change them over and over until it looks just right. Also I snap a quick picture after each layout so I can remember which I like best and it helps so much to really see how the colors are distributed.
Kaitlyn did the quilting and it turned out adorable…I wanted a “ball of yarn” look and it’s perfect (it’s taking all of my self control to not type purrrrrfect over and over).
My cat doesn’t like me unless I’m giving him treats…I tried to bribe him to be in the picture but he wasn’t having it. He’s too good for me and my silly pictures.
Kitty Cats is available in a PDF pattern here, or a Paper pattern here. It uses fat quarters, and comes with 3 sizes (this is the medium size). The blocks are large at 14″, and it’s written to work with directional fabrics.
Have a great day!
Especially love those tiny forget-me-not blossom prints. Another beautiful fabric line, Allison. I believe this new fabric line will play nicely with your previous Backyard Bloom fabric line (which I have been very carefully hoarding) :)! Love it!
Such a lovely collection of fabrics Allison. Really very special. I hope they will be available in the UK. Thank you for show-casing the fabrics by making all those great quilts. I hope you have a lot of success with this collection.
Your fabrics are beautiful. Your work is beautiful and we can see you enjoy it all.
Thanks for sharing with us. (I'm 93 years young, sewed since 8 years old, can't make
quilts now, but do enjoy seeing your work. You're great at what you do.
Hello, Could one make the blocks with a Layer Cake plus yardage? Thank you
This is absolutely adorable!! It's going on the to-be-made list right now :)
Love the pattern!
I too rearrange my blocks a thousand times before settling on a design I like. And my camera roll is full of snapshots of them. 😄
Glad I'm not the only one that does that!
Mary Ellen Perry
Love your Cats quilt; they have more character than the patterns for cats I have seen before. Ordering the pattern.