Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Small things amuse small minds !





I don't know whether that is an actual saying or not. I'm sure I heard it somewhere - lol !! Anyway I have had so much fun ( and made so much mess ) making this mini quilt. I have had this pattern for ages and thought it was so sweet. I have decided that I love doing mini quilts ! So quick, use little fabric and best of all - the basting takes about one and a half minutes - lol !!


The whole quilt measures about 10 inches by twelve so some of the pieces were really little. I am going to put it on my wall alongside the log cabin houses quilt I showed a while ago.

The cat is actually brown and not as dark as the picture shows. I deliberately used a colour different to any of my cats because then I would have had to make 3 - one of each colour. Just in case any of them got jealous you know - lol !!!

The fabric I used for the border is one I bought a couple of weeks ago. I plan to use it for setting squares for an on-point 9-patch. But I couldn't resist using a bit in this as I love it so much.

Talking of fabric I topped up my stash a little last night at my quilting group. Our lovely fabric lady turned up and I bought these






and this very cool stuff.



which was- just as I thought it would be- a big hit with Patrick. He has asked me to make him a quillow for quite a while now so just maybe . . .

21 comments:

Floss said...

Love the little wall hanging, where did you get the pattern it is so cute. (Not that I like cats or anything, lol)

The fabrics are lovely; I also like the black and white one, such a fun one.

Quilting Pirate said...

too adorable!! It's a wonderful little wall hanging!

loulee1 said...

Cute Kitty. :-)
Nice stash too.

The Calico Cat said...

love this kitty quilt. I have seen that pattern - I won't be tackling it!

dot said...

What an adorable quilt. I really like the black/white fabric. Your son has very good taste in fabric. I am busy making a bag, one of your tutorial totes. I will post in the next few days.

Hedgehog said...

I just love this little kitty! She totally got my juices flowing tonight - photos soon! Just need to decide on a border combo. Thanks!

Karol-Ann said...

Good to see you paper-piecing! It's that tiger next LOL

Loooove the b&w fabric!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh so cute! I was wondering what those little paper pieced blocks were being made for!

Guðrún said...

Your fabrics are wonderful. You really are a fast sewer, there is always one finished quilt when I visit.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh how cute is that?! Great job.

Bren said...

I Love the black jungle animal fabric! Where can I get some? It would make a nice skirt! Your kitty quilt is wonderful and yes, those pieces had to be very tiny! I am in awe!

Jeanne said...

That's a very cute wallhanging! I'm glad you are having fun sewing and buying fabric. The black fabric is very nice. I see why Patrick likes it.

floribunda said...

ooh -- I have that kitty pattern! I've pulled it out of the stack a couple of times thinking I'll work on it, but it always gets buried again... thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Wagner said...

Love your little cat! I love minis too, and MH designs is a great company for paper pieced patterns. Another one is a canadian company called Meadow Lily Bridge http://www.meadowlilybridge.com/
We are having Denise come to our guild in December and teach a class for us!

Dawn said...

Oh so cool! I love it! I have a pattern for one of those with the quilts drying on the clothesline but I'm too chicken to do it!

anne bebbington said...

The cat on the quilt pile is such fun and I love your black and white African animal fabric

Shelina said...

The cat hanging is cute. I like making the little quilts too. The finishes just come faster that way!

meggie said...

Lovely kitty wall hanging!
Love all those fabrics too, they are yum!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

It is a saying, and it is a really great little pattern, I love the 3 quilts, never seen that done like that before, a great lot of fun by the look of it! Tracey

Rose said...

Gorgeous!!! Both the quilt and the fabrics, i love wallhangings!!!

Kieny said...

I love your little quilt!