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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cool Cats finish in November

 I finished this before Thanksgiving and posted on Instagram.....but just now getting it on this blog!
This photo was taken on the patio just as it was starting to sprinkle...and I took some more photos inside and the one on IG is taken inside on the floor.  Also....on IG a photo machine quilting.

This is Cool Cats pattern by Peggy Martin and I have blogged about it in previous blogs and will add the links
October 22, 2018
November 2, 2018
There are photos and info about this quilt on these previous posts...just click on the dates and it takes you to the blog posts.
For the backing I used Moda purple marble swirls.
AND a scrappy binding....I had the binding positioned on the floor around the quilt to be sure there were no seams in the corners..........
I moved the starting position when I went to the machine and I did what I DID NOT want to do is have a seam at a corner...................

and not just one corner.....but two corners.   These photos are mostly for my reference and tips for later to remind myself how easy it is to miscalculate position of binding!!!

I quilted it with the serpentine stitch between the cats and then straight 1/4" around the cats.  It was a lot of turning....................so this prompted me to purchase a ruler foot and ruler so machine quilting will be much easier when I don't have to keep turning the quilt! 

It certainly was a fun quilt to make and I will probably be making another one!

Smiles and hugs....Caryl


  1. What a fun fun quilt! Yep been there done that with the binding!

    1. Thanks Vicki.....I have had this happen before and I need to try harder to keep it from happening again! I enjoy following your blog and seeing all your wonderful quilts and projects!


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