Saturday, 8 July 2017

Starting a new quilt

Not much time for sewing this week as we are half way through the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.  I am a tennis fan, have been for pretty much 60 years! Wimbledon is my favourite although I also follow the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne.

However, whilst I've been watching Wimbledon on TV I have been knitting more baby cardigans and for the past couple of days I have also sorted out fabrics for a baby quilt for Amy's baby.

Amy is a cat lover and has two cats so I thought these cute cat fabrics would be ideal.  I don't know whether the baby will be a boy or girl so thought these colours would work either way.

These will be used to frame each cat picture to make blocks.

I will use these cat fabrics for alternate blocks.
All fabrics are from stash. 
In between matches and changeovers yesterday I cut and trimmed the cat pictures:
I have more brown and paler cream ones that I can cut if I need more.
Today I cut a few 1.5" strips to use for framing the pictures and sewed up five of them.
Hope to make a few more tomorrow.  The blocks finish at 5.5" after trimming so I think I'll do a 7 x 9 layout.
However, I am making up the quilt as I go along so that might change.


  1. That will be a nice bright, fun quilt. Love the colours.

  2. What a fun cat lovers quilt! Its always great to know a friends interests and be able to incorporate it in a quilt. Watching tennis goes well with knitting.

  3. love what you are doing with the cat fabric like you have quite few some the same as yours so this has given me an idea. A tennis fan too never been to Wimbledon but is get to the Australian open in 2002