Saturday, February 21, 2015

Kitty Love

I love when my quilting challenges overlap.  A two for if you will.  
Project Quilting 2015 challenge 4:  Have a Heart
Kitten Mini Quilt Swap 2015


title:  Kitten Love
size:  28" x 27.5"
sewn and quilted:  Colleen C Yarnell
pattern:  original
inspiration:  I had been pulling all the kitten fabrics from my stash.  My partner favored rainbow and it had been in the back of my mine but I couldnt get a handle on it.  Enter Project Quilting challenge this week where you have to have 12 hearts in your design.  Then my friend Sarah was working on a 

charm square heart quilt and I channeled my swap quilt from last January into a heart idea.

We had snow/sew days last year when I made this and we had 4 snow/sew days this week!

Here is the fabric pull I started with.  

Then I fussy cut all the cat fabric into 2.5" squares.  Two fabrics required 4.5" squares.  

Then I pulled out my scrap boxes and cut a rainbow of 2.5" squares and some three inch squares for the hst. I also pulled low volume prints and cut background squares including some heart fabric.

I laid it out on the small design wall over my machine.

I pieced it Bonnie Hunter web style, two columns at a time.  It went together very quickly!

I decided to use part of a Pam Kitty Morning selvedge that had 11 hearts on it with the big heart that would be 12!  Though with the heart fabric in the top and back there are a bazillion!

I turned my design wall around and basted the quilt on the flat side.  No crawling on the floor!  The backing was an old VIP Cranston print of red with tiny white hearts.

I straightline quilted it up and down and across.  The binding was

I hope my kitten mini swap partner will love this quilt!  Funny thing is I have all these awesome rainbow miniquilts I have made and given all by my Rainbow Forrest one away in a swap.

keep dreaming...Colleen

Sofia was my trusty helper, sitting and sleeping on the stool beside me as I worked.


Kim said...

Wow--I LOVE your kitty love quilt! I wish I was your swap partner!!!! Adorable!

Lia*s Handmades said...

love this!!!

Jane, Mulberry Patch Quilts said...

I love your fussy cut kitties! So cute. Of course I voted for you :-)
Jane (Mulberry Patch Quilts)

Pat O said...

Absolutely kitty-perfect. LOVE this quilt!

Carla said...

It's always so nice to kill two birds with one stone and a perfect project for both. I really like your fabric choices and it really is an eye catcher.

Kelly said...

Beautiful! Love the low-volume in the background!

PersimonDreams said...

This is absolutely wonderful! So adorable - I just love it!