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bdieges on craftsy.com
Tehachapi, CA

In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...

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Nine Lives

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Nine Lives
Nine Lives ninelivesdark
Nine Lives nineliveslite
Nine Lives ninelivespanel

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Rotary Cutting
  • Knowledge of sewing an accurate 1/4" seam
  • Basic Machine Sewing

Pattern Description:

Are these nine kittens dreaming up mischief? Fur won't fly, but there are nine watchful pussycats contemplating you! Make the cats with wild colors or subdued realistic colors, it is a fun quilt either way. Instructions for a Three Cat Wall Panel is included. The face can be constructed with optional fusible interfacing or follow the intructions for curved piecing. Pattern includes border quilting design of goldfish, bird and mouse.

Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. You are welcome to make quilts from these patterns for yourself or as gifts. Please, I ask you NOT to photocopy, reproduce in any way, using any means or market the patterns with the intent to sell or to share. Please do not give copies of the patterns to your friends. Send them here to purchase their own pattern. If you aren't sure, email me and ask. Let's keep the creative spirit of crafting alive, and give credit where credit is due.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 35"x40" or 19"x32" wall hanging


  • The fabric amounts below, are for NINE cats in THREE different fabric combinations:
  • One yard Background, very dark print OR black
  • OR very light print, white on white or muslin
  • 3⁄8 yard each of THREE dark to medium fabrics to contrast with the background fabric, for the body, head, ears and paws.
  • 1⁄4 yard or a Fat Quarter each of THREE light fabrics for the chest.
  • To make each of the NINE cats from different fabrics, NINE Fat Quarters are needed for the dark and NINE Fat Eighths for the light.
  • For the Border and Finishing:
  • 1⁄2 yard dark print fabric for the Border
  • 1⁄4 yard medium dark fabric for the Cornerstones
  • 1⁄8 yard dark print fabric for the Binding
  • 1-3⁄8 yard each Backing and your choice of Batting

You Will Also Need:

  • Off white or gray thread for piecing
  • Machine or hand quilting thread, in your choice of color
  • Optional: 1/2 yard Non Woven Fusible Interfacing
  • Rotary cutter, mat and acrylic ruler

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