Friday, 17 January 2014

Cat Bag - Cannon and Amber (Scraps 101)

Did any of you participate in Elizabeth Hartman's Catvent?  I didn't do the quilt-along but knew it was just a matter of time before I tried one of the cats - here's Cannon and Amber, made into a little bag for Ruby and made entirely out of scraps from my scrap stash (including scrap batting), so that makes this project 24 of Scraps 101.  Most of the scraps are from trimming the back of Ruby's quilt before binding.

Amber

Cannon

Its perfect for carrying credit cards and any letters she needs to post!


The handles have batting in them so they've got some structure as well as being nice and soft.  I free motion quilted in the negative space around the cats, a different design on each side, and then quilted the whiskers.


It's good to be getting some FMQ practice, but it'll be a while before I'm happy with my skill level I think.


Linking up to:
TGIFF hosted this week at That's Sew Julie
Crazy Mom Quilts
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story 

20 comments:

  1. So cute, especially those whiskers! :)

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  2. Very cute. I haven't made any of the cat blocks and I don't have a need to make an entire quilt of them but I think they'd be great for making a mug rug or potholder.

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  3. This is so cute!! The bag was a great idea. I love the wiskers and the quilting looks good. FMQing is just fun.

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  4. such a cute idea - perfect for carrying around everything a little girl needs :-)

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  5. What a precious cat bag for all of us quilters who are cat lovers. The way you put it together is really neat. The whiskers really do set it off . So whimsical. A happy bag for a happy quilter. genie

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  6. What a cute bag! The whiskers are the perfect touch!

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  7. Cute! The whiskers totally did it :)

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  8. What a cute idea! I loved the cat-a-long but could not commit to doing a large quilt. What a fun way to use a couple blocks.

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  9. Oh my gosh this is so cute! Those whiskers!!
    And i love the idea of turning it into a bag, just perfect!

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  10. Precious! I love this cat block;
    the whiskers finish it off. Darling fabrics. Love the little fabric letter inside. So sweet. I want to make one now.

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  11. My daughter just saw this over my shoulder and now she wants one!

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  12. I love the catvent bags, and yours is no exception. I also love the "credit cards" you made for Ruby. What a great idea!!!

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  13. What a great use of the kitty pattern! I love how you quilted on the whiskers!

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