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Thread: Puss in the center an exercise in FMQ

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    This quilt had been a UFO for more years then I care to admit. All I had done was the outside squares with cats cut from fabric appliqued on the black squares. The pattern started out as Puss In the Center from the book The Cat's Meow. Then my squares got put away for quite some time. I decided it needed to be finished and also wanted something to practice FMQ on as I have practiced soooooo little. The pattern morphed considerably. I did not have enough of the cat fabric to make more squares and I wanted a childs size quilt. So I made the appliqued kitty in the center to look just like the kitties in the fabric. Still not big enough. So I made the alternating sawtooth stars. You can tell by the closeup how bad my FMQ is. Please disregard all the cat hair, haven't dehaired and laundered it yet. I also have a couple of places where I need to redo my FMQ. I had some areas I had to unpick and got overzealous.

    I plan on donating this to Green Fairy for the Romanian orphans.

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    I love the paws!

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    Awwww the lucky child who receives this will be so happy to call it "MINE" :D:D:D

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    that's cute...I love the paw effect too

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    Very nice

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    Oh so super! And, I love how you have the paws walking in a certain direction all around the quilt....just like a cat. Congrats.

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    Oh I love it!! The cat in the center is so cute and the cat paws really pop out. I think it looks great. Some child is going to really love it!! :D :thumbup:

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    THIS IS ADORABLE ! AND U ARE A DEAR TO DONATE IT :)

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    That's absolutely adoring!! I'm a true CAT lover, so anything with cats on it is a big hit with me! Some lucky child will be very happy to have this quilt! I think you've done a fantastic job on the FMQ!!

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    That is the cutest thing! You did an awesome job on the FMQ!

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    Very cute!!

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    Great quilting, I love those paws too!!!

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    That is so cute!! Love the quilting, too!! :thumbup:

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    Totally awesome!

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    This is just too cute. I love it. The child that receives it will be delighted.

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    I love your quilt. Those paw prints are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Aw, now that is adorable!!!!!!!!!

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    what a cute idea! I have been thinking about a cat quilt for my cat loving neighbor. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I love the paws!
    Me too!! Great looking paws...someday, someday.....

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    This quilt has a soft spot in my heart, our middle daughter and her family are missionaries in Bulgaria working with the Romas. Our daughter has 2 cats for my 2 Grandsons. Some unknown information...dogs run wild in the streets of Bulgaria usually in packs, most are friendly but some are not. But there is some law that protects the dogs running at large, I don't recall what it is & why but thats the way it is so I imagine there isn't a lot of cats to be found what with all the stray dogs running at large.
    Jeri

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    I think it's really wonderful....cool quilting and the design is really lovely. This one is definitely going to be a hit with some small person. Lucky kiddo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOYD56 View Post
    THIS IS ADORABLE ! AND U ARE A DEAR TO DONATE IT
    yes indeed. adorable.....I do a lot of charity quilting but never heard of Green Fairy. Will look it up.

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    It is really sweet
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    Just really cute. Nice work
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    very nice,looks great
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