Quilting Gallery Contest Entry July 15, 2011Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
Quilting Gallery hosts a weekly quilt contest. This week’s contest is Quilts for Little Girls. I entered Kallikats.
I made this quilt for my niece when she was 8. This was back when I thought every quilt you started needed a known destination. Two or three days before I attended the Missouri State Quilt Guild quilt show, I called Kalli and asked her what her favorite colors were. The conversation went something like this:
Me: What’s your favorite color?
Me: What other colors do you like?
K: Hot Pink.
Me: Any other colors?
Me: Ok, what types of things do you like?
Me: Anything else?
K: Girly things
So off to the show I went with the intent of picking fabric and a pattern to make my niece a quilt.
The pattern is Yellow Brick Road. The cat silhouettes are from a Tuxedo Cats. It was in The Quilters’ Magazine – I’m not sure which issue. If I remember correctly the quilting was pretty basic. Stitch in the ditch between the blocks, outline the cats and maybe one or two cat outlines and a mouse in the center of the quilt.
In the border I machine satin stitched block letters. The top border says MEOW MEOW. The left border says KITTY KITTY, the right border – PURR PURR and the bottom KALLIKAT — our nickname for Kalli.
My best guess is the quilt finishes at 69: x 96″ based on the pattern and that I added an extra border. Kalli just got her room redone and the quilt fits in perfectly.
If you would drop over to Quilting Gallery and vote for my quilt — and two others. They are giving away FQs to the top 3 quilts and I could always use more fabric.