Hello Friends! I hope you are well. Have you seen the latest Summer 2013 Fons and Porter‘s Easy Quilt issue? I want to say “Thank You” to those who wrote to tell me you saw my Curious Cats quilt in the magazine issue, way before I received my copy! You see, oftentimes I have several quilts waiting to be placed at Fons and Porter, and I normally don’t know what gets placed where, until a magazine issue is officially out.
Back to Curious Cats… here is another behind-the-scenes snippet to share. There were many an email exchanged between the editorial team and myself while we were finalizing the design. I think the design went through like eight revisions before I received the final green light. I said all that to share with you magazine editors are very serious about featuring in their magazines what they think as the best and most helpful to their readers. When you think of it, drop a line and thank the editors of the magazines you receive. You will encourage them greatly.
This design majors in versatility in that it uses two of the easiest and most common blocks to highlight the fabrics in Benartex’s Ziggy Cat collection.
This easy to put together, weekend project sort of quilt makes a quick gift, or a quilt that’s meant to be used. I call our “meant to be used” quilts car quilts because I always take them with me on my way out to the car to bundle Miss Baby in the cold months.
Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting. Looking at the overall look, I think you would agree with me feathers won’t probably feel at home. So I opted for straight line quilting, with a bit of a twist to the grid.
I hope you liked seeing my Curious Cats. Now, curious mind wants to know what fabrics you will use in the designs if the cats aren’t your thing! Keep the ideas coming – you might help a fellow reader decide just the fabrics to use in a design like my Curious Cats quilt!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day.
My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Curious Cat” – click on the links for more information:
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome, to be posted
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes, to be posted
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Simple Quilts and Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses