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Created by: desna
Project

Pet Quilt

What are you most proud of? To be honest I am disappointed in this quilt as it seemed better in my head than when I actually put it together... I think the black fabric against the pastels is too severe. However, I was very pleased with the way the pastels matched up and I was pleased with the border. Tiggy loves his new quilt and I guess that is what really matters :)))) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always make sure to choose fabric that tones in and learn from your mistakes!

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desna made Pet Quilt with:

  • Cotton

Project Description

What are you most proud of? To be honest I am disappointed in this quilt as it seemed better in my head than when I actually put it together... I think the black fabric against the pastels is too severe. However, I was very pleased with the way the pastels matched up and I was pleased with the border. Tiggy loves his new quilt and I guess that is what really matters :)))) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always make sure to choose fabric that tones in and learn from your mistakes!

Q&A with desna

Surfside6 asked:
The important thing is....Tiggy is happy, right? I think it is super cute, even with the black. I just thought when I typed the word black : cat fur catcher? It's still adorable.
desna answered:
Thanks and yes Tiggy is very happy with his new quilt even with the cat fur;)
Pamillia asked:
Desna, your quilt is really cute. I like your fussy cutting & remember your pastels pull out the colors in the black. The black makes the pastels pop. But I do think you are going to have a problem on your hands with Tiggy. You might have to start making two quilts per season. :-)
desna answered:
I know Tiggy is getting spoilt;) thanks for the encouragment Pamilla:)
Pieceful1 asked:
it's adorable!
desna answered:
thank you
Pam Sews asked:
It's adorable. (Sometimes when something like this happens to me I draw the darker background color through the others by using it to stitch...Like stitching a black squiggle line inside random pastel strips suggesting yarn, or stitching Tiggy's name inside a strip - pulling the black through the pastels might solve your problem.) but, from my side (and Tiggy's), I don't think you really have a problem!
desna answered:
Thank you so much Pam for the lovely comment and for the advice. I think that is a brilliant idea with the black stitching. I have already washed the quilt a couple of times after Tiggy has used it so would the stitching still work ok?
Sew Well Maide asked:
Desna, I love the black. It really pops the pastel colours and they frame the cat images beautifully. I reckon (bit of Aussie slang for you!!) your first idea is often the most intuitive and works a treat. Well done. Cheers, Karen.
desna answered:
Thanks Karen, I really was not sure of this one but you have given me some confidence in it. Tiggy sure enjoys it though ha

Skill Level

Beginner