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Friday, November 2, 2018

Cool Cats quilt and some fall small project finishes

 What a fun quilt to make!  The pattern has borders but I am not adding borders and will quilt and bind it.  The fabric is Spirited Halloweenie by Bird Brain Designs.  It is so whimsical and fun!
 I just hung in front of another quilt in the living room for now with wonder clips!
 I blogged about the Cool Cats several weeks ago.  I had the blocks laying on the back of another quilt on the floor and it was so difficult for me bending over, etc.....and then last weekend we put the quilt pieces on that quilt backing on two folding tables side by side in our dining/living room.   What a wonderful difference.  It takes up a lot of room but is so much easier than on the floor.  I had taken a photo of the layout I had planned and I kept referring to that photo over and over.  You will notice in the photo that the bottom left cats are sewn backwards.  I didn't notice it until I did the same thing with another group of cats.  That is what seam rippers are for!!  It is an easy pattern to make but you need to pay attention to placement! 
 Here is the pattern by Peggy Martin.  Very well written instruction.
 I finished this little mat/coaster/mug rug that I have hand quilted and blanket stitched around the outside edge.  I used it as a project to work on with my Tuesday quilt group.  I also finished the larger mat in the photo.  I blogged about it in this blog post   last week.

I am linking to:
 crazy mom quilts  finish it up Friday
 freemotion by the river   linky Tuesday

Smiles and hugs....Caryl


  1. Love the cats! That's a great Halloween quilt. And laying out on the tables is such a good idea. I have very limited floor space and no design wall, plus bad knees make using the floor almost impossible. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

    1. Thanks for commenting Karen! I am so glad we started using these 2 new folding tables...lightweight and easy to use! It is amazing how difficult it becomes to get up and down off the floor and no way can I be on my knees on the floor like I used to do!!

  2. This turned out great. I think I might have that pattern somewhere, I like it better the way you did it without the border. I will have to hunt it down.

    1. Thanks for commenting....this is a very fun pattern and you will enjoy it.


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