Introducing Smitten Kitten! It was over two years ago that I shared the Dog Gone Cute and I can't believe it has taken me this long to come up with a cat pattern that would be it's equivalent. But for me it was worth the wait and I couldn't be happier with these sweet kittens!
Here you can see the Smitten Kitten quilt hanging out on the hay wagon in front of the bean field and with the beautiful blue sky in the background.
The Daisy Days collection made it easy for me. You know how much I have been challenging myself to use more prints in my quilts. This collection has a wonderful selection of colours and different types of prints.
Dainty tone on tones....
A great mix that also includes a stripe with flowers.
As a first for me, for the background I used Essex Yarn-Dyed in Charcoal. And for the backing I ordered a Widescreen Crosshatch in Black. I ordered enough for the width of the quilt. So because I like to quilt parallel to the crossgrain of the backing, this was quilted from top to bottom, instead of my usual side to side.
I used a medium grey thread both on top and in the bobbin to quilt those organic wavy lines. But then used black thread for attaching and finishing the binding.
The "Smitten Kitten" quilt finished at 64" x 78"
and was the 58th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
The Smitten Kitten pattern provides instructions for making the blocks in both a 12" square or 6" square finished size. There are 7 different quilt settings included, ranging in size from 15" square to 78" square. Pattern includes fabric requirements, cutting and assembly instructions for all 7 settings.
And you can find the Smitten Kitten pattern here.
|Smitten Kitten - 30" x 30"|
|Smitten Kitten - 50" x 64"|
|Smitten Kitten - 15" square|
|Smitten Kitten - 15" square OR 30" square|
|Smitten Kitten - 64" x 78"|
|Smitten Kitten - 78" x 78"|
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