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Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« on: Nov 13, 2015, 05:58:21 AM »
This is a club project.  I find it interesting that most quilters prefer to do projects that are laid out for them in detail rather than open to interpretation.  But so far that seems to be the way it works. 

This project will run until the spring.  The challenge is to make a block each month depicting a dog or a cat.  It can be done anyway you want. 

So here is the idea for mine.  They are all cats.  (Imagine that). 

1.  The first one was a beach scene with a cat in a beach chair that I tried to fussy cut.  That didn't work so I just cut around the cat on the fabric and stuck it on the block.  It's cute and simple and looks like a beginner did it.  Which is very accurate.

2.  The second one is done with the biscuit technique where the cat silhouette is stuffed where it is laid on the background and then I machine appliqued around it and stitched over it to make it look like a patchwork stuffed toy.  Then I got some flower eyes and applied them to the cat.  I think it is cute but simplicitic.

3.  The third one I am working on now.  It is a cat silhouette that I call the cleopatra pose.  You know how cats will stretch out when they are laying down sometimes?  Well that i the pose and I put her on a chaise lounge and then I hope to make a beaded headdress for her and to then tuft the chaise lounge with the biscuit technique again and then use little french knots for the tufting.  Doesn't it sound cute?  I'm dreading the work because I've never done it before and it may not turn out.

4.  The fourth one is in the planning stages.  I have a silhouette of a cat stalking it's pray and I plan to couch down feathers all over the background.  That should be simple.

5.  The fifth one is sort of in the same mode.  It is a cat batting at a butterfly.  I plan to fussy cut the butterfly and then fabric paint it.  Cross your fingers for me on that one.  I haven't done that well with the fussy cutting.

6.  The sixth one is using the cat fabric again.  There are three cats walking abreast of one another.  I'm going to put them on a background of a village street of shops like at a tourist destination. 

So that is the plan.  Pictures won't be taken at the club until they are finished and presented in May of 2016.  I might try to take pictures myself but the last time I tried to bring them over here it didn't work.  So we will see.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2015, 09:13:05 PM »
that sounds really nice tammy.  i admire that you are willing to work at it.  and i like cats :)
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2015, 09:28:26 PM »
I'll be learning a lot and I like cats too.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2015, 09:30:16 PM »
Cute!
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2015, 07:35:05 AM »
The next block is due on the 4th of December.  I'm not sure it will make it because the binding on that woven placemat is driving me nuts.  I've repinned it and plan to take another stab at it today.  And stab is the focus word.  It's a real porcupine.  Wish me luck.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2015, 08:12:21 AM »
Good luck and calm hands.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2015, 05:35:45 PM »
I got the cat appliqued to the chaise lounge.  Now it is on to sewing the batting and chaise lounge to the background.  It's not as good as I had hoped but you can tell it is a cat. 

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #7 on: Nov 16, 2015, 06:59:38 PM »
i immediately forgot to put the stabilizer on the background.  Will I never learn?  Well it's new to me.  I'll get the hang of it.

Time to watch The Big Bang Theory.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2015, 05:09:42 PM »
the cleopatra block.  Didn't work.  Ill have to come up with something else or get some help.  Oh well these things happen.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #9 on: Nov 17, 2015, 05:40:33 PM »
It is great that you keep on learning, Tammy.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #10 on: Nov 18, 2015, 09:14:01 PM »
It is great that you keep on learning, Tammy.
i agree. i had a friend tell me, when you quit learning, you die. he was 92.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2015, 04:09:29 PM »
Well in that case I have nothing to worry about lol.

I've done the machine applique around the edges of the cat and the chaise lounge.  Now I am moving on to the tufting.  Then the beading.  Then the embroidery of the chaise lounge feet.  I'm thinking the oval lotus blossom style.  We'll see.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2015, 09:04:31 PM »
Sounds cute, Tammy.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #13 on: Nov 20, 2015, 06:04:18 AM »
Thanks Tina.

The tufting didn't work.  Because of the stabilizer possibly the fabric just didn't pull in like I would like it to.  Grrrrh.  But I'll continue until done and see if it improves in looks.  Otherwise I'll be replacing this block with another.  Also a grrrrrh.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2015, 11:29:45 AM »
I beaded the headdress.  It also didn't work like I wanted it to.  The eyes I was going to use were to big so I used 3 pearls for each one.  That also didn't work.  Are you noticing a pattern here?

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #15 on: Nov 21, 2015, 10:35:51 PM »
tammy, it sounds like frustration?!  I wonder if you could use a single one of the beads that are narrow on each end but fatter in the middle for the eyes?
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #16 on: Nov 22, 2015, 06:32:29 AM »
I finally found some teardrop shaped rhinestones and used those.  They were much smaller.  I'm waiting for the jewelry glue to dry to see how they look.  That will be this evening.  I got on quiltingboard.com and explained the problems I was having and got some really good advice.

Then I was watching fons and porter and the quy was explaining how to rip out machine satin stitch which is what I need to do.  So I'm on track for that as well.  The tufting I'm going to leave alone.  When I quilt the whole thing I'll do another tuft and see if that gives me sufficient depth.  Before that I'll carefully cut away the back layer of stabilizer that is affecting the tufting. 

And here I thought I was done with that block, lol.

Well I think I'll do the Butterfly block next since it shouldn't be too hard.

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #17 on: Nov 22, 2015, 01:24:09 PM »
I'm going to try and get the pictures over here.  Wish me luck.



ok that's one.



wow talk about fuzzy. 



And that is as far as I've gotten for the most part.

Now where is that owl...

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #18 on: Nov 22, 2015, 03:18:00 PM »
Looking good, Tammy!
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #19 on: Nov 22, 2015, 09:20:10 PM »
those are nice tammy!
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #20 on: Nov 23, 2015, 08:11:35 AM »
I'll have to redo the cleopatra block after I've made all the corrections. 

I started on block 4 which is the cat and the flutterby.  I'm going to machine stitch around the butterfly and the cat again.  The cat in this one is reaching up to touch the butterfly.  And the butterfly is really colorful.  I did it on the hydrangea fabric.   

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #21 on: Nov 24, 2015, 06:38:42 AM »
Ok the background fabric is cut.  The butterfly is cut out.  Now where did I put that cat fabric?

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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #22 on: Nov 24, 2015, 08:20:59 AM »
I hope you find it. I'd like too see that one.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #23 on: Nov 24, 2015, 09:28:41 PM »
me too. i like the other's i've seen.
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Re: Pet Block of the Month Wall Hanging Quilt
« Reply #24 on: Nov 25, 2015, 08:16:43 AM »
When I get it put together I'll get a picture.  I'm not hurrying on it because that block isn't needed until January and the victorian is closer to being behind time.