January 16, 2017

Kitty Potholders

I love little projects! In our busy lives, there's always time to quilt something small. I also love log cabin quilt blocks. I have never designed anything using this simple block until now... enter the Kitty!




I wanted a quick & easy project that would use up some of my fabric scraps, that I could sew multiples and not get tired of it, that I could practice some free-motion quilting and not feel pressured, and that my family would love. My family members seemed to have one thing in common... they all love their cats!





I used fusible web for the cat and nose appliques, and the block is quilted entirely by machine... even the cat's face.

My favourite was the black cat for which I used a warm black plaid wool. Yummy!




The white cat was for my Mom. Unlike the others, I used an overall free-motion quilting design on this one.




The beige cat was for my brother. I had fun practicing different free-motion quilting designs in each section.




And the orange cat was for my daughter who loves our large orange Maine Coon. His whiskers swoop up at the ends and he is always purring... very loudly! She is an illustrator and has been working on her Copic marker collection which is why I chose the colour chart fabric for the back. That and it matched perfectly!





Everyone loved their kitty Potholders, and on Facebook they received lots of comments and pattern requests so keep your eyes open for this this one :o)




*I forgot to mention that my label tutorial can be found HERE.


Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

30 comments :

  1. So amazing!!! You are fairy quiter!!!

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  2. Where do you get your labels? They are so cute!!!

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  3. Never mind, I just found the tutorial on how to make the labels. :) Also, wanted to add, I can't wait for the pattern for the potholders. I'm pretty sure I can figure out how to make them without a pattern but having one will surely help. Love all your little projects! You are so talented!!! :)

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  4. Thank you. My label tutorial can be found on the sidebar of my blog or via this link:
    https://patchworkpottery.blogspot.ca/2008/09/fabric-labels-tutorial.html

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  5. Really cute pot holders, I love cats!

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  6. These potholders are really cute. It could be fun to use them :) Have a great time :) Jolana

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  7. do you plan to sell a pattern for the kitty in a log cabin? I'd be interested-- since it is beyond adorable!!

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  8. I would also love a pattern too! Would be great gifts for my cat loving friends. Love the simplicity! :)

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  9. Darling!! Looking forward to a pattern ;) They are simply the best.

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  10. Wish I had your creativity! Love this!

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  11. Your imagination inspires me as well.

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  12. So adorable. Are you selling a pattern somewhere?

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    1. The Kitty Potholder pattern should be available in a couple months. I will be working on it after I finish the two Easter patterns. Thank you!

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    2. I look forward to your kitty pattern!! it is too cute!

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  13. Can't wait to have the pattern looks s fun to make!

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  14. Adorable! I would love a pattern also!

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  15. I NEED this pattern! It is soooo adorable.

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  16. I want the pattern!!!! Love this!

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  17. Pattern! My daughter has 5 cats...or is it 6? Love these pot holders!

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  18. It's very cute! I especially like your happy orange kitty, we have one too. If you need a pattern tester, I'd love to volunteer myself :)

    ~Brandy

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  19. ohmygoodness, I LOVE these kitty potholders! My best friend and I are huge kitty ladies and I would love to make some for her......can't wait for the pattern!

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  20. I'm w/ all of you re: excitement & awaiting the pattern . It would be really cool if we each made one of our kitty and then could put them all together to make a quilt. Looking forward to the pattern. Thank you for doing that for us!

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  21. I think my 7 year old needs a full quilt made of these squares! I've been wanting to do a log cabin quilt. I just finished a triangle quilt for my baby girl due in June and have planned a hexagon star quilt for my 8 year old. I have been trying to figure out what to do for my cat obsessed little girl. It will probably still involve various cat print fabrics, but those little cat faces are adorable. We have an orange, a gray, and a black and white kitty.

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  22. I LOVE this pattern. I need potholders AND quilts with these sweet kitties. Needless to say, I too love my cats and I'm glad to see I'm in good company here.

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  23. do you have a pattern for these yet? I really love them!

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