Spoonflower is great for purchasing fabrics that you can’t find anywhere else for yardage as small as a fat quarter or for cut and sew projects. I recently opened a Spoonflower shop with many of my fabric designs and I’m continuously creating more. I also created wholecloth quilt tops that are easy and quick to make as a 42″ x 36″ quilt. You can also cut them apart for the blocks or use as a center panel of a larger quilt. These quilts are also great for a beginner quilter. Coordinating fabrics are available for each quilt.
Love A Nurse quilt top is available in light blue and pink color choices. Red, navy blue and yellow choices will be available in less than 2 weeks. These quilts make a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for a nurse and all that they do. Just make your quilt sandwich, quilt and add binding and it will be finished.
I created this Kitty Cat quilt as a quilt pattern that is available in both my Etsy and Craftsy stores in a larger size appliqué quilt. The fabrics were from my Purr-fect Balance fabric collection available to quilt shops. I used the art to create the Kitty Cat wholecloth quilt top for Spoonflower for those who want to make the quilt without creating the appliqués for the cats.
I have several other quilt tops in my Spoonflower shop am in the process of quilting them. I love the size for quilting with my sewing machine and hope to finish them before Thanksgiving. The weather has turned cool enough that they feel good on my lap while sewing the bindings.
I wish you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving and time with people you love!
I always get excited with a new fabric collection and am extremely so with my next collection Purr-fect Balance. Created in bold colors, Purr-fect Balance has 16 cats in yoga poses along with some snarky names of yoga poses created in kitty lingo.
I designed this collection for Quilting Treasures. Since it’s still in printing, Quilting Treasures is taking pre-orders from quilt and fabric stores for shipping in November 2014. If you have a favorite fabric store, you can check with them on ordering this collection.
A couple of months ago, I received small sample pieces of each fabric to review for approval. Not to let any scrap go to waste, I designed and created a small quilt to show at Quilt Market. I don’t have a pattern available for this one, but will work up one soon. In addition, I will let you know about free quilt and sewing patterns to go with these fabrics.
My kitty was the inspiration behind these fabrics although his poses were mostly curling up in sleep. But he did have some great sleep poses and funny positions. RIP Kitty Kat.
I hope that you will add some furry love to your quilting and sewing!
The winner of the Meow Meow cat fabrics is Mary Snyder of York PA.! Congratulations Mary! I put a number representing each of the comments left and let some trick or treat-ers draw the number. The number 4 was drawn representing the 4th comment, which was left by Mary.
The drawing was performed by a couple of Romans in toga costumes. Their costumes were wonderful and I appreciate their help with the drawing.
I also appreciate all the comments left and really enjoyed reading all the cat stories. Some of you had very interesting names for your cats. We all agree that cats are delightful and funny and that they add so much love and warmth to our lives.
Have a catty day!
For some reason, black cats are symbolic of Halloween. I wonder what the story was that created the Halloween black cat icon. As the “mom” to a black cat, I always make sure my black kitty is inside well before dark on Halloween. A few years ago, my husband overheard some really young kids that were out trick-or-treating early say as they tried to quietly pass by our house “this is the house with the black cat”. Since there were not many houses with really young kids close around, it made me wonder how notorious our black cat is. My husband did stop them and gave them some candy.
And I have to say that my black kitty is not scary by the wildest stretch of imagination – he’s so sweet and affectionate and loves attention. I hate it that he’s lumped as a superstitious “black cat”.
Since Halloween is approaching, I thought I would have a give-away of a fat quarter bundle of my “Meow Meow” cat fabrics. You can see by the colorfulness, that the inspiration from my black cat resulted in fun and bright fabrics filled with cat antics. You can see the entire fabric collection on my website.
To win the fat quarter bundle, just leave a comment and tell me your favorite black cat or Halloween story, cat story, or say “hi”. I will draw a name from those leaving a comment on Oct 31 – Halloween evening between giving out candy, and post it the next morning I’m sorry but the drawing is open to residents of the US only.
Have a happy and safe Halloween and give a black cat a hug!
“Meow Meow” says the cat to all you cat lovers! The cats with ‘tude from my Meow Meow fabric collection are on products in my
Zazzle store, starting with “The Master”, a cat who knows he’s the boss (but aren’t they all!).
I am working on creating products with all 10 of the whimsical cats fron this collection and will add them to my store for a delightful and fun assortment to make you smile.
The attitudes were all inspired by own cat, who definitely has the ‘tude.
I just received a copy of the April issue of Quilter’s World magazine and was delighted to see “A Little Bit Catty”, a quilt I had designed using the Meow Meow fabrics I designed for Quilting Treasures. I really had fun making this quilt and and hope that some of you cat lovers out there will give it a try as well.
A close up of one corner:
Let me know if you give this quilt or the pattern a try! But hurry and get a copy while its still on the newstands!
Sandy Laipply, the editor of the Paper Crafts Site of the online magazine Bellaonline used Meow Meow cat fabrics from Quilting Treasures to make 2 adorable greeting cards. The photo is the inside one of the cards – a birthday card.. Sandy furnishes instructions for making both cards on the website so be sure to check it out.
Bellaonline is an online magazine for women and covers a huge variety of topics.
Some additional information about Sandy – her son, Judson Laipply, is the YouTube mega, mega hit, Evolution of Dance and Evolution of Dance 2.
Thanks a bunch, Sandy, for making such cute cards using Meow Meow!
I always love it when someone tells me about sewing and quilting projects they have made using fabrics that I designed. That is the ulimate compliment!
Apryl is not just new to quilting, but new to sewing as well. She had finished her first quilt when she saw the Meow Meow cat fabrics that I designed for Quilting Treasures. She not only made her 2nd quilt ever using these fabrics, she sewed this adorable apron as well. I think Apryl is off to a good start with a wonderful hobby and know that she will enjoy many hours ahead sewing and quilting.
Thanks Apryl for sharing photo’s of your accomplishments!
Last night I drew the names for the winners of cuts of the Meow Meow cat fabrics from Quilting Treasures and congratulations go to the winners below. They also have quilt blogs so click on their name to see their blogs.
The winners from commenting on my on Quilting Gallery guest blog –
Rick Najdzion and Jeanne (Genie) Medaugh
And the winner from signing up for my newsletter:
A big thanks to all of you who commented and signed up for my newsletter. Your comments were delightful and I wish all of you could have won!
I was very excited to see the final art for my next fabric collection with Quilting Treasures. Everything was perfect and the colors turned out just like I wanted so I was able to give my approval for each fabric in the collection. I can’t tell you much about the fabrics yet, but I’ve included a small, tiny sneak peak! And they will be a nice compliment to my Meow Meow cat fabric collection.