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Thread: Quilt for Ripley

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    Well we just got a kitty on Friday and that very night I decided to make her a little mini-quilt. I've pieced two tops before this one, but never completed the quilting process.

    I cut up two old shirts of mine (they said 100% cotton, but they stretched SO much compared to normal fabric that I found it hard to work with). The result is as follows. Please don't laugh and don't look too close because this quilt is really a wreck. I've never done binding before, and actually used four separate binding strips, etc. Anyway, I've been trying not to point out the flaws in my own work, but trust me I know how bad this one is.

    The good thing is - Ripley doesn't seem to care!

    [IMG]http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...eysBlanket.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...ndherQuilt.jpg[/IMG]

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    LOL! Great little quilt! Ripley loves it! Great pictures--thanks for sharing.

    (I agree stretchy fabric is the pits.)

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    Oh, a little black kitten, how precious. Ripley loves his new quilt...cute.

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    Cute little quilt...and Ripley seems to love it!!! Good job!

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    It would be cute to put Ripley believe it or not! Looks like he or she loves it. Great job. Not many pets get thier very own quilts. Huggies, Fay

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    I think you did a great job. Ripley's already being a blessing to you; she has encouraged you to finish your first quilt out of love. She looks happy and like she's settling right in.

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    Ripley likes it' that's all that matters. We all learn from our mistakes.

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    As long as Ripley likes it.......who cares? The next time, use lots of spray starch before you cut them up!!!
    Bailey is sooooo cute!! :-D

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    Great work! :)

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    It's funny how the quilts you think you'll sail right through from start to finish usually give you the hardest time. Quilters know how to persevere and get it done....and now you are one of them. Ripley loves his quilt and isn't that the best test of a project?

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    I think Ripley has the best answer for you! It's mine, and it smells like Mom!

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    Awww, Ripley is settling in. Soon, he will be on your bigger quilts lending you a helping hand. :-D

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    both are adorable. Ripley is a very pretty cat. I love black and white cats. Something special about them!

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    Oh how much fun! Ripley looks quite pleased with her new quilt. I think she loves you!

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    Ripley is a very lucky kitty to find such a good home. They really have a way of worming their way into your heart, don't they? And you are lucky that Ripley chose you.

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    Very pretty, and so is Ripley!

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    How precious and Ripley loves it! Good job Mom.

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    What a cute little quilt for a cute little cat. I can see he loves it. Great job.

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    As long as ripley likes it is is a masterpiece! I love it!!

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    Alexis, you are more brave than I! ;) I wouldn't do that binding, I'm too afraid! GOOD FOR YOU, YOU DID A GOOD JOB! BEE PROUD! :thumbup:

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    I think Ripley is quite a discerning pussycat...she likes it, so it definitely passes the "test". It's fun to experiment and each time you do, your skills improve. Thanks for posting the pics. of your "junior inspector"...may you create many quilts together.

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