Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Playing With Fabric

I am suppose to be getting some quilts quilted for my quilt show, but yesterday, I went into my sewing room and played.

Last summer, I found some really cute fabric, while on a shop hop.I didn't know what to do with it, but it came home with me anyway.

 The kittens are too cute, but they are large and kind of close together, so they are difficult to fussy cut.
Last week, in a different store, I saw a sample that gave me an idea. The store had a kit for fussy cut place mats. They used a Christmas print, but the design seemed so simple that I had to come home and try it.

I cut 4 - 6 1/2" squares, trying to centre the kitten. Then I made the kittens into stars!

These two are going to become a table runner.

The other two are going to become place mats, that I thought I could flip and stitch. I am this far:
Side pieces attached, ready for the next row.
This one has the side pieces, too, but I wanted to show you the cute face.

And before anybody asks, no, I am not making costumes for my current batch of kittens. This is the closest I have gotten to that level of insanity.
Don't they look tough in their frilly collars?


  1. Great use of that fabric! Such cute faces. And love your kitties too :)

  2. Awwww... kittens. I think your fussy cutting worked perfectly.

  3. What adorable fabric... I love it:) And, those kittens are just too cute!

  4. Those are the cutest kittens ever!! I just love fussy-cut stuff. It really makes the best use of fabulous fabric. Not sure I'd want to risk spilling food on them though. You'll have to warn everyone ahead of time. :) EAT NEAT!

  5. If you could get your cats to wear costumes and not get clawed to bits in the process, it would be a feat indeed.


  6. Great Idea with the feature fussy cuts, I did the same a while ago with Dick and Jane fabric! Love the ruffle collars for the kittens... I think I will try one on my cat...He may consider it torture tho...

  7. Great idea to use fussy cuts as star centers. The kitties with collars are cute, too.