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Purr-fect Patchwork = omg cats and quilts

melissa averinos

(Read the whole thing to find out how to enter some GIVEAWAYS!)

OMG have you seen this new sewing book for cat lovers?

It's called Purr-fect Patchwork by Pamela Jane Morgan, which you can buy right from her website (signed even).  It's by C&T/Stash Books, the very same company that I worked with on my Making Faces book!

 

I KNOW!!!

Look at this Blooming Curiosity quilt from the book:

You know me, I am not usually one for patterns, but I have to at least make the center medallion part, right? Well I started! That's right, I ACTUALLY SEWED. From measurements. Following instructions! I guess I can do it when I really want to. 

AND I REALLY WANTED TO because:

Look I made my cat!

Blue Kitty is not impressed.

"AM I A JOKE TO YOU, MOMTHER?" - Blue Kitty, probably.

The background fabric looks bubblegum pink in some pics and orange in others but in reality it is salmony. Guess I went a little crazy with the saturation boost. 

This was really fun to make! 

Pieces cut out:

(also hey, that black fabric is one of my own from the Yummies line I did with Hoffman a few years ago!)

Units sewn:

And yes those wonky little half-square triangle units on the right are made from the  cutoffs because i am a scavenger and i can't throw anything away.

I'll incorporate them somehow. This will probably become a pillow that differs from the medallion in the quilt by a fair amount, because that's how I use books!  I might take bits and pieces of instruction/information and then do my own thing with it.

That's what's fun for me about buying craft/sewing books! And Purr-fect Patchwork is a great one for all the quilty/cat eye candy you could want. Like that cover quilt - so good.

Cat parts sewn together:

Next I'll make one of the flowers. Auditioning fabric is as far as I've gotten, but I enjoyed working on this!

Of course the colors I chose seemed familiar and then I realized it's because it looks similar to this giant Poppy Cats quilt I started laying out at the beginning of the pandemic. I'll have to revisit that.

What's better than cats and quilting. VERY LITTLE. Purr-fect Patchwork  is inspiring me to get back to sewing!

Checkout the giveaway details below to find out how you can win an e-book copy or the Grand Prize of an awesome bundle of sewing goodies!

xo, melissa

ps i miss blogging. i should do it more.

GIVEAWAY TALK

Wanna win an e-book copy of Purr-fect Patchwork ? Just comment on this post and you're entered to win! 

But do you want to win the GRAND PRIZE? Yes you do because it's sponsored by (which means STUFF FROM) a bunch of quilty businesses (INCLUDING MINE, yummygoods.com)! And of course the Grand Prize includes a physical, real live book copy of Purr-fect Patchwork. 

To qualify for the Grand Prize, you need to visit all of the blog hop posts and leave a comment ON EACH POST. Comments will be open until 11:59 PST, Aug 28, 2021. Winner will be announced Aug 29, 2021. Both giveaways are open to readers worldwide!

 

Purr-fect Patchwork Blog Tour Schedule:

Fri. August 20:
Pamela Jane Morgan (the author!) | pammiejane.com/blog | IG: @pammiejane


C&T Publishing | http://www.ctpub.com/blog/ | IG: @ctpublishing
 
Sat. August 21:
Sherri Noel | https://www.rebeccamaedesigns.com/ | IG: @rebeccamaedesigns (Chasing Dreams Quilt)

Shannon Fraser | https://shannonfraserdesigns.com/ | IG: @shannonfraserdesigns (Stabby Tabby Pincushion)
 
Sun. August 22:
Lorna McMahon | https://sewfreshquilts.com/blog | IG: @sewfreshquilts (Get Your Paws Off the Tablerunner)


Tracy Brittain Loyek | https://www.purplekatzquilting.com/blogs/news | IG: @purplekatzquilting (Purr-fect Pocket Tote)
 
Mon. August 23:
Natalie Santini | https://sewhungryhippie.com/blogs/tutorials | IG: @sewhungryhippie (Hiss and Make Up Bag)


Kaitlyn Howell | https://knotandthreaddesign.com/blog/ | IG: @knotandthread (Ziggy Kitty Quilt)

 

Tue. August 24:

Audrey Mann | https://www.theclothparcel.com/blog/ | IG: @theclothparcel (Just Kitten Around Pillow)


Charisma Horton | https://charismascorner.com/ | IG: @charismahorton (Feline Floral Quilt)

 

Wed. August 25:

Mollie Johanson | http://blog.molliejohanson.com/ | IG: @molliejohanson (Tale of Two Kitties Needle Book)


Corinne Sovey | https://www.corinnesovey.com/home/blog/ | IG: @corinne.sovey (Tuxedo Cat Wristlet)

Thu. August 26:

Melissa Averinos (hey, that's me!)  | https://yummygoods.com/blogs/yummy-goods-blog | IG: @melissaaverinos (Blooming Curiosity Quilt)


Jeni Gaston | https://woolenwillowdesigns.com/blogs/jeni-s-blog-at-woolen-willow-designs| IG: @jenifergaston (Whisker Away Quilt)

 

Fri. August 27:

Tonya Alexander  | http://stashlabquilts.com | IG: @stashlabquilts (Cat Nap Pillow #1)

Nichole Vogelsinger | https://wildboho.com/ | IG: @wildboho (Cat Nap Pillow #2)

Sat. August 28:

Stacey Day | http://www.staceyinstitches.com | IG: @staceyinstitches (Laser Cat Quilt)
Amanda Niederhauser | http://www.jedicraftgirl.com | IG: @jedicraftgirl (Self Pawtrait Softie)


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29 comments

  • Turned out great, your cat looking surprised to see himself reflected!
    Looks like a great book!!

    Eileen

  • I love that you made your own kitty (and that black fabric is super cute)! Great colors.

    Jennifer P.

  • love how these cats look in the quilts!

    Martha demarco

  • Such a cute kitty!

    Marissa

  • Very colorful cat I love your project

    Cindy Shelley


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