Jefferson's Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Making something that was a surprise gift and was so well received! I hadn't really done any FMQ previously and had some fun, quilting a treble clef (Miranda's husband is a very talented concert pianist - there is some fabric included that has music on it - actually Rachmaninoff - my husband identified it when he put it on the piano and played it when I first brought it home) , plus a fish skeleton, and other bits and pieces on it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? No matter how small your leftover bits and pieces, don't throw them away (as if any quilter would!), but save them for little projects for dolls or cats. Or, possibly, dogs - but not having any dogs I don't know if patchwork quilts are what they would like, or if they would last very long!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric scraps and thread
  • polyester wadding.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Davesmom asked:
This quilt has very nice colors in it. What a lucky cat. I am making a quilt for my son with music material. Some of the squares are my projects sight. Our son loves music!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you for your kind comment. I look forward to seeing the quilt you're making for your son!
Za Manaf asked:
lol Pat..i now hv a big bundle of odds and pieces that i dont want to throw away..waiting for THE DAY to turn them into something wunderful LOL....:)
patz in suffolk answered:
Do you know any deserving cats?
gmhnQuilts asked:
I love this! Very cute. And the cat thing is good, my friend makes mini blankets from recycled clothes and drops them off at animal shelters.
patz in suffolk answered:
That's an excellent idea - I never thought of making quilts for animals out of recycled clothing - thank you, I just might do that when I get time ...
Lesley Wood asked:
Hi Pat, this is just a fantastic quilt and what an inspiring story. Love your work x
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you!
Darns asked:
Hi, Pat, I think every cat or dog deserves their own quilt! Wallace has his own quilt on the sofa & he spends quite a bit if time curled up on it napping. My scraps go to a lady who makes beds for local animal shelters. I know Jefferson & Bebe appreciated your cute quilt.
patz in suffolk answered:
My sister had an enormous dog - a Rhodesian Ridgeback crossed with an English Mastiff, but I think he'd probably make short work of a qult - if I make doggy ones, I think it will have to be for little doggies!

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