Trixie Cat Quilt

Hello friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. We had some beautiful, sunny weather here in The Netherlands, which enticed Elora and I out on a walk with our mommy and toddler friend. So nice! I also managed to finish a quilt I’d like to share with you today.

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This is a Heather Ross quilt kit I brought along to work on during our big move. It was easy to take along an already-planned, compact project as we hopped from place to place. Now that we’re finally moved in, I’m happy to complete this project.

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The quilt design is simple, but oh-so charming. I love how it shows off the adorable Trixie prints from mice to strawberries, from florals to gingham.

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And, of course, the mama cat and her nursing kittens is the sweetest of all! I longarm quilted this project before adding the cats, so that they would be resting on top of the quilt, as furry creatures are so wont to do.

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This was my first time using needle turn appliqué technique. I’m happy with the results and the process. I think this is something I’ll return to.

No doubt it’s even more enjoyable when you’re working on a single block, rather than a big, quilted canvas. This is a large quilt (72" x 84"), so it was ungainly at times. Still, the fully-layered effect is satisfying.

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This quilt is backed with a sweet quilt back fabric by Windham Fabrics. Oh, and I broke away from the quilt kit plan to bind it with my favorite print from the Trixie collection. I love, love, love this vibrant green print with purple and red flowers!

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Hopefully someone else does too! Our newly tight quarters are going to be very effective at helping me send quilts out into the world. Trixie Cat quilt is listed today in my Handmades shop page. Wishing you many happy snuggles!

P.S. You can still find some Trixie fabrics at Gotham Quilts and Kiwi Fabric.