Twelve blocks of playful kitties adorn this whimsical quilt. Camie purchased the pattern through the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, Oregon. She asked me to quilt it and this post is to let her know things are moving along. Camie is a patient woman. Here's a look at three of the cats. Quilting tip: After stitching in the ditch with Sew Art smoke nylon thread in the top and Aurifil 50 Mako Cotton thread in the bobbin, I used the same threads to free-motion quilt around each of the cats and other appliqued items. Next I put Aurifil in the top and bobbin to stitch swirls on Cat #1, flower shapes (following the print on the fabric) for Cat #2, and finally several rows of pointed straight lines for Cat #3. After quilting all the cats, I'll tackle the backgrounds. Aurifil, a 2-ply thread, works for this quilt because it will be a wall hanging; for a bed quilt I'd use a 3-ply thread. The quilt contains Dream Poly batting, a flat polyester that hangs well.
Copyright Sharon Baggs, 2008