My sister bought me a quilt kit for a Christmas gift. I realized yesterday I’ve never made a quilt from a kit. It can be intimidating – one wrong cut and I would have been in a world of hurt. That fortunately didn’t happen!
I changed it one of the blocks that called for using a template that was in the booklet. It just didn’t appeal to me so I borrowed a pattern from the Splendid Sampler and made it into a 12″ block instead of 6″ and I was done with that.
I challenged myself to get it done in 2 days..just to say I did! It ended up taking 3 days start to finish from cutting, piecing, appliqué work on the kitty, then quilting and finally the binding.
When I was cutting the fabric I noticed what is seemingly a cute kitty quilt has some naughty words on 2 of the fabrics! Fortunately, it’s practically impossible to see in a photo but up close? Yep, there they are! I gave my sister an ample amount of good-natured grief over that! 😉
The kitty was one big panel, probably 60″ tall – the entire quilt is 72″ x 72″. I cut a gazillion pieces of heat ‘n bond and adhered them to the back with a seam allowance included before I did that. Then I trimmed it to the completed size and satin stitched it in black to make the kitty “pop” on the quilt.
That makes 14 completed quilts in 2016 plus an assortment of mini quilts, Christmas stockings, table runners, quilt guild name tags and assorted sundry items!