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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Colourpoint Cats–finished

I’m so excited, this is my first RSC finish for 2020, and I’m so pleased with it.  Each month I diligently stitched a cat block in the nominated colour, and after nine blocks, assembled them.   My Colourpoint Cats quilt top was delivered to “Razzle Dazzle Quilter” Linda Bishop of Taupo, and she did a wonderful job for me.  Then I stitched the blue striped binding on, added a hanging sleeve, and laid it in the floor for a photo.  Guess who came to see what all the fuss was about, Gemma of course.  Any quilt on the floor is put there just for her, she thinks.

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Gemma checking out these cats

Of course, it looks so much nicer hanging on the wall, don’t you think.  And the light catches that glorious quilting.  My own machine quilting is very basic, so I’m thrilled with what Linda did for me.

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Colourpoint Cats

Just in case you are wondering, the pattern, Sawtooth Cats, by Janet Miller, was a gift from my penfriend Gail who lives in Canada.  I liked the design but it seemed rather complicated to me.  Then when I joined the Rainbow Scrap Challenge I decided I could stitch one cat block a month, so it was much more achievable.  And omitting the sawtooth border kept it simple for me.

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So that’s one RSC project completed, with several more to go.  Wonder which one will get chosen next?  You will have to wait and see.

32 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Jenny it turned out wonderful!! I love the cats and of course Jemma poising on it is just too fun - glad you included it

Nancy J said...

This could be an All Seasons' Quilt, love those blocks and Linda adds so much, no wonder Gemma wanted to sit and try it out.

ButterZ said...

That’s a great finish. Can’t wait to see what you do next.

Janice said...

Gosh, it turned out beautifully. You know, when I look at the original pattern it doesn’t appeal at all. Your version looks so much better with less blocks and the way you have oriented them. You should be proud of what you have created. Where will you hang it?

Maria said...

Oh Jenny the Cats look fantastic. The quilting really makes the cats stand out...

Gretchen Weaver said...

Lovely quilt! Way to make it your own design and eliminate what you didn't want. The original pattern looks too busy, happy stitching!

Julierose said...

Simply beautiful finish, Jenny!! It must be just gorgeous in person....
Lovely work ;)))
hugs on a foggy day Julierose

Frédérique said...

Oh such a cute quilt! Your cats (well, ALL of them, the real one included) are beautiful, and cheerful. Well done, a lovely finish!

Rose Marie said...

Sew lovely! I much prefer your layout and doing it one block per month was a purrfect solution!

Mari said...

It's lovely! I can't even tell it was scraps. And the photo of the kitty with the quilt is precious, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh, that is gorgeous, Jenny! I've loved those cats ever since you first started sharing them with us. Congratulations on your finish!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a finish! The quilting is just beautiful, but the cats would be adorable even with just a basic design. Looking forward to seeing which quilt gets your attention next. So fun to see everything coming together.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautiful Sew Wots with their usual stitching which I so like to see. A shame, Jenny, you couldn't make it. Meanwhile, yes your Cats is just awesome and that quilting is very special. A wonderful Finish!!

Linda said...

A really lovely finish. What a good idea just to tackle one Cat block a month as an RSC quilt. Gorgeous quilting.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Awesome quilt! Love all the different colors in your
cats. Have a great day!

Tired Teacher 2 said...

An excellent finish! Linda’s quilting complements your piecing superbly.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those cats. That quilting? Terrific RSC finish, Jenny!!

Cathy said...

Wow, your cat quilt turned out spectacularly! And Gemma dear is the perfect model for it. Glad you’ll be joining us for RSC21!

loulee said...

What a lovely finish. Your cats look great. My own RSC is still waiting to be quilted.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Woo hoo! Lovely, colorful cat quilt! All those little pieces neatly sewn, with amazing quilting! Congratulations!

Debi said...

Oh my, I love, love, love your kitties! I think I have the pattern and may have to dig it out and at least read the instructions before committing. Your quilter did a beautiful job which goes along with Gemma, a beautiful kitty.

maggie fellow said...

IT is such a great finish - wow

Deb A said...

Wowzer! Those cats are amazingly adorable. The quilting is amazing and love the binding choice. I think Gemma approves!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on the Fabulous Finish, Jenny. You sound so delighted with it. Great photo of Gemma joining in with the photo shoot!

gayle said...

What could be better than a cat on a cat quilt? Love the quilt - what a great RSC choice!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Jenny it looks fantastic! And the blue binding sets it off beautifully! I am glad it passed muster by your quality control kitty officer lol!

Karen S said...

That is a fantastic finish. The cats look amazing and it was worth getting that quilting done. It looks wonderful.

Sarah said...

I love this pattern. Great making it for the RSC each month. Your kitty obviously loves it too.!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your cat looks very pleased with "her" new quilt! Now she has some friends to play with!

grammajudyb said...

I’m so happy to see your colorpoint cats completed! It is absolutely fabulous! Well done!

Birthe Marie said...

Congratulation on the finish! It is amazing! :-)

HEATHER B said...

Hi Jenny your cat quilt is really lovely you are amazing how you get on and finish things. Love my Christmas table mats thankyou, we are using them every day and the ornament is up on the tree. Looking forward to meeting up with Sew wots again in the new year. Merry Christmas to you both and Gemma. Heather B