Saturday, February 20, 2021

Project Quilting 12.4: Kitty Corners

I have been really enjoying the Project Quilting challenges.  This week's challenge was to create a quilt that contained at least one snail's trail block.  I poked around and found a pattern I liked of four cats with their tails entwined.  

I didn't want primary-colored cats and found a set of grey scraps I liked.  The pattern was for 8-inch blocks, which was pretty big.  I shrunk it down to 6-inch blocks and set it on point - partly because I wasn't sure if I had enough pink background fabric and partly because it looked neat.

The rounded corners were a last minute addition.  I was squaring the quilt before adding the binding and the background fabric didn't quite cover the batting on one corner.  Oops.  Rounded corners fixed that!  (And I got a chance to use one of my new rulers.  Fun!)

I'm not sure why I bought this violent pink fabric - it's seriously potent stuff.  But it looks great for backing.  I had already started to quilt it when I got a wonderful suggestion of spiral quilting it.  Next time!  

I stitched just inside the cats in grey, and just outside in pink.  All went well until the last cat.  I never noticed.  Bah!  I decided to clip and pick it out rather than rip the stitches and sew it again.  


I straight-line quilted the background.  One of these days I'll try matchstick quilting, but this is as close as I get. 

The cats ended up a little puffy.  Regardless, I really like the way it looks.  I added a couple of tabs to the top for a hanging dowel, or at 18" wide, it would make a great table topper.

This was fun!  I am looking forward to the next challenge.

Sharing with:
Persimon Dreams - Project Quilting 12.4 
Wendy's Quilts and More - Peacock Party
Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?


Dragonlilys musings said...

Some of the lines in the backing made me think of cats with fish. I look forward to seeing and being amazed by your next piece.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great colors, kitties and quilting!!!

PersimonDreams said...

This is gorgeous! I was so looking in my stash for the grey zebra-esque fabric (I didn't have any :) for our cat Beau! Love it ;)

Sharon Kwilter said...

What a wonderful block! I love it. I wonder if I can figure out how to turn it into dogs. =)

Kim said...

Your cats are such fun. Those rounded corners are serendipitous and the bright pink for the batting is great.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh how cute are those kitties!!! what a great idea to use that pattern for the challenge xx

Kate said...

A very fun and cute finish!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Make no wonder those chocolates did not last long! Made my mouth water and I'm not really a big chocolate lover but I do like these kind of small batch special ones.
Your greys for the kitties are lovely. Such a cute pattern too.

Sharon - IN said...

Neat cats!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love how the snail's trail blocks turned into kitty tails, Sally! That is a great idea. Perfect use for your gray fabrics and also that lovely bright pink!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your kitties look great in gray with pink!!