Monday, August 21, 2006

It's all Tonya's Fault!

Sometime a girl just has to play! And a few days ago Tonya showed a wonderful little quilt she made just to spotlight a fun piece of fabric. And I just fell in love with it and decided I had to play too. :-)

When Susan came to visit a few months ago she came bearing gifts. One of them was this great cat print. Even thought the colors are neon bright I think the kitties look sooooo elegant and I just couldn't bear to cut them up. So thanks to Tonya's inspiration I decided to make me a little quilt like hers.

This was my first attempt at the letters but not my last. They're just so much fun I can already think of several more pieces I want to do that incorporate the words.

This took me about 3 hours from first cut to finished top. It finished at about 25" X 30". And I would estimate it will take about 1-1/2 to 2 yds out of my stash with backing and binding and some odd scraps left over. So now that's out of my system I'll get back to my regularly scheduled quilting.

30 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh Nancy - it is wonderful! Ever since I saw Tonya's little piece like that I've been racking my brain for a piece of fabric to do this with! Yours is adorable! But don't forget Tonya loves cats too so don't let her take it from you!

Laurie Ann said...

That quilt is just great! I love love love it and may totally steal your idea and make a dog one. That cat fabric is too great to cut up. Well done!!! And the letters are fab!

Libby said...

I really like your piece. I saw Tonya's the other day. Now you two are going to make me dig through my stash and see what I have ....

Sweet P said...

I have some similar animal fabric that I'm not fond of, but using it like this would be a hoot! Another quick project to add to my Wish List.

Thanks for sharing!

Linda_J said...

Isn't that cute!! Will this be for the kitty's to nap on?

Oh, yeah---I forgot that they nap wherever they want, LOL.

How clever!

Bonnie said...

Oh Nancy, your Meow quilt is sooo cute! You did a great job.

Andi said...

Nice job Nancy! I have several cat prints, and this is adorable. Aren't letters addictive? Although I have many plans and little to show for it!

Suze said...

That looks like it was such fun to make............

ForestJane said...

Cute!

My sister in law has asked me for some little quilted pieces that she can use for hot-pot sitters on her countertops. I bought some of that heat-proof silvery ironing board fabric ... this kind of thing would be ideal on the front!

Patti said...

Great job Nancy! What a fun way to use that delightful kitty print. You all make me wish I had time to play too!

Fiona said...

What a fun quilt and I love those zingy colours.

Susan H. said...

Love this quilt. I am glad you found the Purrfect pattern for this gift. I saw it and it just had YOU written all over it. Enjoy you new wall hanging.

quiltpixie said...

great focus fabric... And congrats on your first set of letters!

Passionate Quilter said...

I knew you would do that--i heard your mind spinning all the way in Ohio! Sometimes ya just gotta cave in and do it while it's hot. It turned out so cute! Cute cat fabric too.

cher said...

hip hip hooray for joining in the fun! this Meow quilt came out fantastic! It is totally you and totally perfect! way to go Nancy!

Tonya R said...

Nancy, this is so much fun. I wouldn't want to cut that fabric up either. Your letters are excellent and W in particular is hard to make, so that's even more impressive. You did great!

Norma said...

This is an extremely cute little quilt! It looks as though you really had some fun with this one!

Quilty Nurse said...

Good on you for taking the plunge, and thats a very cute quilt.

Susan said...

That's great! Your letters look wonderful, too!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Nancy - it is great! Good for you for getting it done and putting that great cat fabric to such good use! Makes me think that maybe I could pick a wall somewhere to do a seasonal wallhanging - there are so many great seasonal novelty prints!

Cheers!

Evelyn

EileenKNY said...

3 hours!!! Congratulations. That panel is so cute, I wouldn't want to cut it either. Those letters just make the whole thing.

The Calico Cat said...

I LOVE THAT QUILT! (Yes, I am screaming it!) I have those funky cats in my staash... So simple & effective.

Hedgehog said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to try some letter myself!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Nancy - That's absolutely adorable. Great job. So many ideas racing through my mind for the use of Tonya's letters!

Pam said...

Gee, it didn't take you long to run with Tonya's idea and get a fun quilt out of the deal...sounds like it is just the right size to use as a wallhanging on your sewingroom door...or would that be a doorhanging?

anne bebbington said...

Looks brilliant - those cats are soooo elegant - I have a piece of train fabric that also wouldn't appreciate cutting up - might just have to do something along the same lines as a fun wallhanging for DH for his train layout area in the garage :o)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh that is lovely and what a great way to showcase a piece of fabric which you can't bear to cut into. Really nice Nancy.

Samantha said...

this is fantastic- looks like you had a great time playing!

Shelina said...

This looks like such a fun quilt. I haven't seen anything like that before. I think it might have just moved up to the top of my to-do list.

Ruth said...

I love the quilt! The cat fabric is just too cute.