28 October 2017

Smitten Kitten



Introducing Smitten Kitten! It was over two years ago that I shared the Dog Gone Cute and I can't believe it has taken me this long to come up with a cat pattern that would be it's equivalent. But for me it was worth the wait and I couldn't be happier with these sweet kittens! 

Here you can see the Smitten Kitten quilt hanging out on the hay wagon in front of the bean field and with the beautiful blue sky in the background.




The kittens were made using a fat quarter bundle of the Daisy Days collection by Keera Job for Riley Blake Designs, solids for the ears, noses, eyes and occasional white striped cat face, added for interest.






The Daisy Days collection made it easy for me. You know how much I have been challenging myself to use more prints in my quilts. This collection has a wonderful selection of colours and different types of prints.

Large florals....




Dainty tone on tones....



Small florals....



A great mix that also includes a stripe with flowers.

As a first for me, for the background I used Essex Yarn-Dyed in Charcoal. And for the backing I ordered a Widescreen Crosshatch in Black. I ordered enough for the width of the quilt. So because I like to quilt parallel to the crossgrain of the backing, this was quilted from top to bottom, instead of my usual side to side.





I used a medium grey thread both on top and in the bobbin to quilt those organic wavy lines. But then used black thread for attaching and finishing the binding.








The "Smitten Kitten" quilt finished at 64" x 78"
and was the 58th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.






Kitten Approved!





The Smitten Kitten pattern provides instructions for making the blocks in both a 12" square or 6" square finished size. There are 7 different quilt settings included, ranging in size from 15" square to 78" square. Pattern includes fabric requirements, cutting and assembly instructions for all 7 settings.

And you can find the Smitten Kitten pattern here.




Smitten Kitten - 30" x 30"


Smitten Kitten - 50" x 64"


Smitten Kitten - 15" square

Smitten Kitten - 15" square OR 30" square

Smitten Kitten - 64" x 78"

Smitten Kitten - 78" x 78"



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16 comments:

Paige said...

Lorna, the name is as cute as these kittens! They are darling rendered in any fabric! Congrats on your release!

Nancy J said...

This is a beauty, and as it has had what I call " Ginger Cat Approval" everyone agrees. I love the grey fabric, the wavy lines and the binding a great finish. Ditto to Paige, great name too!!!

KaHolly said...

Way too cute! My Christmas Wishlist just keeps getting longer and longer!

Little Quiltsong said...

Super cute, Lorna! Love these kitten blocks!

Cheryl said...

So cute! I am cat lover so I love this design. The essex in black gives a great texture to the quilt background too.

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Vickie said...

Hi Lorna, I just purchased Smitten Kitten....a little 6 year old girl is going to be so happy ! Cross your fingers I "git er done" by Christmas ! The pattern looks like it will be easy....thanks for that !

Quilter Kathy said...

Sooo adorable! Love the "kitten approved" photo!

Judy said...

I love it!

Emily said...

This is so much fun! Your floral kitties are beautiful and another fabulous pattern!

Frog Quilter said...

Very cute from a kitty lover!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

OOooooooo Lorna, these are so cute.
These kittens look so sweet. My kitten, Princess (named after Princess born in 1991) is a very wild cornish rex kitten.
I want to make this very soon

Gail Sheppard said...

Oh my! Your patterns are SEW very very sweet! Love the kittens!

Jen Shaffer said...

Super cute and a great variety for sizes and layouts. Woe!!

Danice said...

Very cute quilt block. My sister loves cats, and would love these.

Sandra Walker said...

Just so darn cute Lorna! Love to see the prints here too.

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