Speaking of Cats

Here’s a litter of a different sort of cat.  Nothing like Sundance.

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I saw a little cat something like this in a magazine years ago and couldn’t resist making some of my own. This primitive, scrappy little patchwork style can be made into something decorative, or it can be a toy. Or both.

For kids under three skip the buttons and use little patches of felt for the eyes.

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The original cats I made were all one fabric, but where’s the fun in that?

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Don’t you love the silver chain and charm on this turquoise striped one?

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I tracked down a stash of scrappy little pieces of calico that seemed perfect for this project.  But they were very scrappy, with nothing big enough to use.

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So I matched up the colors and prints and stitched them together into pieces I could use.

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I’d been working on some crazy quilt squares when I got distracted by the cats so I was inspired to pick up my embroidery floss and add a little flourish to the seams.

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Cute, huh?

By the way, I have four crazy quilt squares. Two are finished, two aren’t.

Surely I’m not the only one that drops one project for another.

Am I?



10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 05:30:01




  2. Meghan @ LuLu's Yarn Art
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 07:08:11

    You are not alone! Many people in the crafting world seem to have project ADD, myself included!

    Liked by 2 people


  3. Tami
    Jul 14, 2017 @ 08:54:16

    Oh I NEVER start new projects until I finish one………is something I will never say!!! These kitties are so fun and whimsical looking! I love the eclectic funky style of these cats! Plus I bet they will never kill any birds!! 😀

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  4. juliascreativeyear
    Jul 15, 2017 @ 14:40:00

    These are so cute… I think i will try making something like this. And just to let you know, I’ve nominated you for a blogger award juliascreativeyear.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/an-exciting-award/



    • Jan
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 23:46:53

      Oh my Julia! Thank you! I’ll do my best not to let you down.
      It’s a technical thing, and I’m sure it’s not hard, but I need to figure out how to share the pattern. I can put it in a pdf, but I need to investigate the best way for readers to download this one and other patterns I might want to share. I could send it in an email, but hopefully that would also need automation one of these days. I’ve thought about putting little kits together as a beginning project for kids or other new sewers. Heaven knows I have plenty of scraps!
      Thanks again for the nomination!



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