Thursday, October 23, 2014


Boy, these instagram swaps are addictive!  My second foray into IG swapping was the #kittyminiquiltswap. I had a couple ideas but all that fell to the wayside when I spotted Elizabeth Hartman's cat quilt. I'm a sucker for a rainbow quilt, folks, all day long. I followed Elizabeth's tutorial for making cat blocks and here's what I came up with. My partner, Holly, said she likes grey, purple, and green, so I though I did pretty well color wise. I also quilted it with a very light purple variegated aurifil thread.
Before quilting.

Quilted and bound.

The back is Backyard Garden by cloud9 organics. I bought a yard of it a couple years ago with no purpose in mind and it matches nothing in my stash, but it has adorable kitties and mice on it, amidst a meadow of flowers. I'm kind of sad it's on the back actually 'cause it's so cute. You can also see the label and the pink hanging pockets.

I also made this kitty softie from a pattern I found online. It's not great, but I tried.

I did manage to get a picture of the koozie I made for this swap:

And I laced this little kitty toy with cat nip :D

Other goodies in the package: nail polish, hand sanitizer, kit-kat bar, gummy bears, stickers, and a Halloween card - because it had a cat on it!

I received a swap package from @craftyjennifer with a great mini and tons of awesome goodies. Thanks, Jennifer!


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