Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nine Lives

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


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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

8 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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?

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  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.
    http://lovinglyhandcrafted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/charm-quilt.html

    Ally

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

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

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