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Thread: Garden patch cats

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    Junior Member keolika's Avatar
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    Has anyone seen or done the " Garden Patch Cats" by Helen Knott, they are so cute, I am sending for patterns and plan to make wall hanging first but eventually a quilt. There are 16 blocks each 18" square, and come with a recipe. First one will be "Avacato"

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    I just looked them up! So cute they are. That is just a pattern, not a BOM ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    I just looked them up! So cute they are. That is just a pattern, not a BOM ?
    You can get just the pattern , or kit, but it is not block of the month anywhere that I know of. I can't wait to start, I think I will use some flannels and some homespun, give them some texturel.Rita

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    Yes, you have to buy the patterns individually. Have been lusting after them for a while but have so many other things going on can't seem to make time for them. Please show us pics when you get your Avacato done!

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    my friends and i have a little informal quilt group and we are doing these blocks as a bom. on the first monday of the month we each choose one of the blocks to do and have to have them done by the following first monday. we are having a great time. each of us is using our own methods and fabrics. i have veggie background fabric with batik cats, using machine applique. another is using veggie fabric for the cats with solid backgrounds and needle turn applique. our maverick quilter is doing very textured cats using things like minky and texture magic.

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    I've seen them in catalogs and on line. Very clever. But I've not tried them.

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    I've done pump cat and have the pattern for gourdo gato but haven't made it yet. They are very cute.

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    I believe www.storyquilts.com has an auto-ship plan on these again. I got them from there when they first came out. They are very cute.

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    my bff & i are collecting the patterns,sharing the cost,which helps!.haven't started them yet ,but am anxious to.they look like so much fun.i want to start on caulipuss first.[before i do that,i need to use my new [to me] machine.haven't seen any kits,just patterns,tho
    good luck,dar

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdcakm
    my friends and i have a little informal quilt group and we are doing these blocks as a bom. on the first monday of the month we each choose one of the blocks to do and have to have them done by the following first monday. we are having a great time. each of us is using our own methods and fabrics. i have veggie background fabric with batik cats, using machine applique. another is using veggie fabric for the cats with solid backgrounds and needle turn applique. our maverick quilter is doing very textured cats using things like minky and texture magic.
    What a great project for a quilting group, 4 friends and I also have an informal group, this would be a great idea, I don't know if the rest of the group would be as interested as I am , but I will find out, could you post some pictures of the finished blocks, I am really curious about how they look in different fabrics and colors. Thanks so much, Rita

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    I did 'Stalker'. Had a lot of fun with the FMQ for the fur. I didn't like the white spot called for in the eye, so I glued a rhinestone for each eye. Looks really good in person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    I did 'Stalker'. Had a lot of fun with the FMQ for the fur. I didn't like the white spot called for in the eye, so I glued a rhinestone for each eye. Looks really good in person!
    WOW !!!!! That is absolutely adorable I like what you have done even more than the pattern, he really has personality. Super Job. Thank you so much for sharing, Rita :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    I did 'Stalker'. Had a lot of fun with the FMQ for the fur. I didn't like the white spot called for in the eye, so I glued a rhinestone for each eye. Looks really good in person!
    I think Stalker was my favorite out of all of them so far. Neat idea about using the rhinestones for the eyes. I bet that looks great in purr-son!

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    Since I have so many different pieces of green fabric, I just might have to get a few more patterns! When the patterns first came out I saw a number of them all done up at a quilt shop. They gave me the idea of all the FMQ. That really seems to bring them to life!

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    My LQS is featuring these. They have made up kits and sell the patterns. One of the gals who works there has made them all and they have them displayed. I'm not a cat person and I still think they are cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keolika
    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    I did 'Stalker'. Had a lot of fun with the FMQ for the fur. I didn't like the white spot called for in the eye, so I glued a rhinestone for each eye. Looks really good in person!
    WOW !!!!! That is absolutely adorable I like what you have done even more than the pattern, he really has personality. Super Job. Thank you so much for sharing, Rita :thumbup:
    Now I am wondering if this is where you took your quilt board name from, miss Green Cat. I have not tried FMQ yet, but after looking at your fuzzy face guy, I will have to try it. Any tips?
    Thanks, Rita

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    Rita - the name is just a coincidence. I found an olive green variagated thread at JoAnns when it was on sale. It blended in real nice with the greens. Some of the other stitches were on my machine so I tested some out first for the size. I just tried keeping the FM in the direction of how the fur would go.

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    greencat, your Stalker is soooooooo cute!

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    I have several of the Garden Patch Cats patterns and have actually done one - Tater Puss. It turned out really, really cute! Quilter's Paradise in Escondido, California, has many of the patterns available both as patterns only or as kits with laser cut pieces. I only bought the patterns - the kits were too rich for my blood! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the block that I've completed (or with any others I decide to make), but they defiitely work up cute!!!!

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    Stalker is purrrrfect! Sorry, couldn't resist. He is adorable!

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    I have a large collection of these patterns and can't wait to do them, but alas, other projects come first. I love Stalker. I've always done needle turn applique, but I may consider using some machine top stitching now that I've seen how cute that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me View Post
    Stalker is purrrrfect! Sorry, couldn't resist. He is adorable!
    yes he has purrrrrrsonality! More pics please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflykathy View Post
    I have several of the Garden Patch Cats patterns and have actually done one - Tater Puss. It turned out really, really cute! Quilter's Paradise in Escondido, California, has many of the patterns available both as patterns only or as kits with laser cut pieces. I only bought the patterns - the kits were too rich for my blood! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the block that I've completed (or with any others I decide to make), but they defiitely work up cute!!!!
    Butterflykathy,

    One of my customers made a beautiful quilt with several Garden Patch Cats patterns she bought from me. The following is a link to a picture of that quilt she made--just to give you an idea. .

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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    I'm not interested in doing them, but, goodness, they are cute and darling names, too!
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