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    I recently posted pictures of my dog quilts here and several people asked about cats. I have two cat books, each have 35 different cat patterns in them. This is the first one. The big quilt shows all 35 cats, the second one is the same quilt with fewer blocks and a different colorway.
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    Wonderful cat quilts!!! :D:D

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    Those are beautiful and your applique is done just perfect. Love them both

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    Great quilts, love the black one as we have a black cat!

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    very nice quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashton4
    I recently posted pictures of my dog quilts here and several people asked about cats. I have two cat books, each have 35 different cat patterns in them. This is the first one. The big quilt shows all 35 cats, the second one is the same quilt with fewer blocks and a different colorway.
    I LOVE your quilts...What is the title of the books with cat patterns? Did you hand sew or machine sew the cats? Thanks so much

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    So, what other fabulous quilts have you made? Love, love, love these cats!

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    The second one is absolutely stunning!

    Cheers, K

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    i love your quilts, and your books
    Quote Originally Posted by dashton4
    I recently posted pictures of my dog quilts here and several people asked about cats. I have two cat books, each have 35 different cat patterns in them. This is the first one. The big quilt shows all 35 cats, the second one is the same quilt with fewer blocks and a different colorway.

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    Love it!

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    They are both gorgeous! Love that black one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashton4
    Thank you! The books are called "Claire's Cats Volumes 1 and 2".
    These are hand sewn. I'm just not happy with the way my machine sewn blocks turn out, so I usually sew them by hand.
    Wow your blanket stitch is so uniform and perfect, I just assumed you did that by machine. Amazing work!

    On the black cat what is that embroidery stitch you use? Is that what they call a chain stitch?

    Finally, last question I promise. What technique do you use for your applique? Fusible, needle turn, or prepared (where you baste down your seam allowance before appliqueing to background) or none of the above ?

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    WOW, I Love these quilts you make!I love things outlined in the blanket sticth.

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    WOW, I Love these quilts you make!I love things outlined in the blanket sticth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Wow your blanket stitch is so uniform and perfect, I just assumed you did that by machine. Amazing work!

    On the black cat what is that embroidery stitch you use? Is that what they call a chain stitch?

    Finally, last question I promise. What technique do you use for your applique? Fusible, needle turn, or prepared (where you baste down your seam allowance before appliqueing to background) or none of the above ?
    Thanks!
    I have a different way of sewing the blanket stitch. I tie a knot at the top of each stitch to keep them from sagging or leaning over. The black one is embroidered with a back stitch. It looks a bit like a chain stitch because I pierce the thread when I go back instead of coming up next to it. I don't know why but I've always done it that way.... and finally, I do needleturn applique. I find it the easiest, less "have to fuss with it" method. :-)

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    Love them, great work!

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    Great quilts!

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    You make such lovely animal quilts.

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    I have these books as well as the horses, dogs and bunnies. Don't know when I am going to get to them but hope mine look half as good as yours. Nice work. Love the black cats, especially the eyes.

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    Cute!!

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    Love your Beautiful cat quilts, awesome!

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    Here kitty, kitty, kitty!!!!!

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    Great quilts. The black one really grabs your attention with those eyes.

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    Nice job both are beautiful.

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    love them and i love cats:-)

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