Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pam Kitty is finished!




I've been getting more & more frustrated with my limited quilting abilities, and this quilt put me over the edge. I very badly wanted to do something, anything, other than a simple cross hatch, but there we were. Me & my walking foot had to make do with all we knew. I have since picked up an embroidery foot for my machine, but do you know I haven't even taken it out of the package. Why is free motion quilting so nerve wracking? I'll push through at some point, because I'm getting more & more eager to have options when it comes to quilting.

The main reason it bothered me on this particular quilt was because I wanted to bring out the diamond shape arrangement of the kitties. So, instead of fancy quilting, you can see I added some blue trim to outline them. I'm very happy with that trim. My intent upon entering Hobby Lobby was red ric rac, but their red was too dark. Now that the quilt is finished, I think the smaller blue trim is better anyway. It seems to show up much better in person than in these photos.


The other thing that is very different in person is the color of the kitty blocks. They look almost yellow here, and when you're looking at the actual quilt, you don't at all notice they are not quite as white as the background. Maybe it's operator error on the part of the photographer?

The back is a pink tonal I picked up at Joann's. I didn't have a lot of options, oddly, as nothing seemed to go well with this. You would think with so many different colors going on, I'd have plenty of options.


 The binding was part of the Pam Kitty line.


My daughter has slept under it 3 nights now, and we both just love it.

Now that it's finished, I've been eyeing my bundle of Salt Air. That's what I really want to cut into next.

Edited to add: Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

11 comments:

  1. Love how your quilt turned out. Very clever use of the cats! Of course I remember your search, glad it worked out so well!

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  2. I'm quite intimidated by FMQ, too, so totally feel your pain! This is lovely, though.

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  3. I love how colorful this is!

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  4. I like your well- dressed kitties!

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  5. I'm afraid of FMQ too, I've had everything to do it for a long time but I'm scared to try! Your quilt ended up beautiful and the accents you added are perfect.

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  6. What a cute quilt! I can see why your daughter loves it.

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  7. This quilt is so adorable! And your quilting looks perfect for this quilt! FMQ can be intimidating but it also can be fun! Practice, patience and accepting the uniqueness of imperfection are the keys, at least from my adventures with FMQing so far!

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  8. thanks for visiting my blog. I love this. And obviously your daughter loves it too. I get what you mean about always quilting the same - I do. But I do practise on little pieces to try new things.

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  9. You could do some tiny stippling inside your blue diamond only on the white. That would make your cats pop. You can stipple on your regular sewing machine.

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