Return to the Quilting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
More Sleeping Cats

Posted by rosajoe (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 17, 11 at 14:27

I had forgotten I had this pattern until Dianne posted her gorgeous pics. My daughter has a zoo (they have animals and reptiles for parties) and I bought this pattern to make for her, I'm thinking 3 years ago. Well I finally started it for her Christmas gift lol! I made it 3 blocks by 4. I'm machine embroidering the faces and I will hand embroider the mice. Still trying to decide on the fabric for the other faces. The next one I make I'm planning on using different fabric for the bodies like Dianne did.
Rosa

Photobucket

Photobucket


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Cute,good choices for the fabric. I have the pattern and some fabrics layed out for over a year but haven't gotten to it yet. Your an inspiration maybe in the fall.
Your daughter will love it. TFS.


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Cute!


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

I started this project a few years ago myself but never finished it. I used a variety of fabrics that all looked vaguely fur-like to me. But I had zero applique skills at the time and hated the way the cat faces ended up looking on mine. Yours is cute and makes me think about going back to my old project.

Kate

Abandoned cats:


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Jayne picking out the fabric was the reason I put it away and forgot about it!! But I have seen it in blues and greens and it still looks cute.

Kate I think your abandoned cats look great. My applique skills are not good at all and when I wash it I hope the nose doesn't fray to much and the hand appliqued mice don't fall off. At least it can look fuzzy lol!!!!


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Here's the one I did last year at Retreat. It was a Christmas present for a friend with kitties.

I chose fabrics that I thought looked like fur, too. Mine was all pieced with no applique!

I quilted it with paw prints.

Aunt Pat's kittys

Aunt Pat's kittys-quilting


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Jennifer - I love how your cats look like they're all cuddled up together, having a sleep. All intermingled tether to keep warm.

It doesn't really matter what colours you use for the cats - just use the colours that the receiver loves the best and that match well together.

Kristene


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

The colors are great! and I like the pieced cat heads; it was the applique that kind of intimidated me when I started. I'm more comfortable with it now but I really wasn't at the time.

I may take my cat heads off and redo them with hand applique and a little extra batting for a trapunto effect. I could do the mice the same way. OMG! I just had a brain flash! I'm going to stuff the mice with catnip and make this a kitty bed! I've got one cat who has taken possession of the dining room table (seldom used by humans) so I'll just give in and make him a quilt. That should contain the cat hair to one place and keep the table cleaner too. Oh yeah, I'm moving this project closer to the top of the list!

Kate


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

I love that pattern and it is turning out great!

Kate - I think you should un-abandon your cats!

Karlene


 o
RE: More Sleeping Cats

Rosa, that is so cute.
I've seen this pattern and some pics of the finished wall hangings and I always think that I'd like to try it. Still haven't done it.

~Geraldine


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Quilting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here