Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wed: An Actual Finish (Log Cabin Cat Quilt)!

I'm on a roll!  I just finished putting on the binding on my long-time UFO/WIP, my Log Cabin Cat Quilt!  It feels so good to have this one finished, as I started it 3 years ago!  It was the first time I made a top using scraps.  It's about 70 by 90 inches, and I had help from Marlene of Kissed Quilts, who quilted it on her long arm!
The pattern is out of a book I own, "The Cat's Meow", by Janet Kime.
For the back, I decided to use a few cat print panels that I bought on clearance last year for $2 a yard!  I figured why not?  I still hadn't made them into a quilt top, and thought they'd be fun to use for the back of this one.  I even got the label on it this time.  I decided to mass produce some labels, and am keeping them right by my sewing machine to remind me to be better at labeling my quilts!
I just ironed on freezer paper to some white fabric, then use a fabric marker to fill in the details for the quilt before stitching it on with the binding.  I've also dedicated a spool of white thread and a needle to do the hand stitching as soon as I take it off the machine.  I'm hoping that a system like this will help me get better at labeling my quilts.

This week is a big week here, as it's the big Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo.  We also had a killing frost last night in our garden, I'm afraid, so no more fresh garden veggies, but maybe a bit more time to sew...

As to my other WIP's, I'm hoping to finish binding another almost done quilt this week, and start quilting my "Modern Granny".  I'd LOVE to hear any quilting suggestion!!  I have another quilt all ready to pin baste after the pins come out of "granny", so plenty to keep me busy.  As usual, I'm linking up to WIP Wed at Lee's place!  Come join us!


  1. Love my cats and love your quilt!! Great job! Found you on freshly pieced. : )

  2. What beautiful colors in the cat quilt! As a kitty lover myself, I'm doubly attracted to this one!

  3. Great to see it bound and labeled!! Thank you for the opportunity to quilt it. Looks great!