Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nine Lives

Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you. 
Mary Bly

I didn't have to think about it very long before I decided which quilts to enter in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I decided on this one fairly quickly because it is one of my favorites.  It was made for a guild challenge that I participated in a few years ago.

The challenge was to make a quilt using as many fabrics that had circles or dots in it as possible.  I had a group of Black and White Nine Patch Blocks from a Block Swap from a Longarm List that I had participated in a few years before.  When I looked through them I pulled the ones that fit the description best.  I had some Laurel Burch Fabric that I knew would work well with Black and White Prints so that's what I went with.  The Laurel Burch Print had a lot of circles and dots in it too. I pulled my bright star colors from the border print.  Most of them have circles or dots.   After playing on EQ for a little while I had my design done.

Nine Lives

Here are some close up shots so you can see the prints better.

More Cats on the Back
I quilted on my longarm using a variegated thread and floral panto-graph (which doesn't show up  because the fabrics are so busy).
Thanks to AMY for giving quilters so much eye candy and a chance to share our work on Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Make sure you check out ALL the categories!

Linking with: Sew Many Ways


  1. I love that cats fabric! Your quilt turned out great!

  2. You can't beat this for a fun and happy quilt! You must love it! What a great design and use of fabrics. It's nice and original but because of the nine patches it has a familiar feel to it. You did a wonderful job. I want one!

  3. What a glorious riot of color! I love it!!!!

  4. Yes! I remember the black and white swap! I did something a little similar to yours, I just did it in red, black and white, and I used the Twist and Turn booklet by Sharyn Craig. I still have a couple other ones, positive and negative pastel 9 patches, did you do that one, too?

  5. Hi, such a beautiful quilt. I am very new to quilting and saw your blog on Sew Many Ways. I am now following you and can't wait to see your next project.


  6. Great way to use the black and white nine patches. Love it!

  7. Beautiful!! all the color with the black and white very striking!!


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