Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Cats

There are dog people and
there are cat people.

I've always had a cat from the time I was
little until just recently.

Our last cat, Pepper, was black and 
joined our family a couple of days before Halloween, 1991.


Halloween was his favorite holiday.

To honor our little Halloween kitty, 
I made a special quilt in 1995.

The pattern was from designers, Gerry Kimmel and
Linda Brannock and their book
Red Wagon Originals.

At the time
I was collecting plaids and strips and using them in every quilt.
I love the placement of the darks and lights to create
the diagonal design.

It was the first time I machine appliqued.
It was a good learning project.
The shape was simple and had only one piece.

I hand quilted it with black echoing around each cat.
The quilt has 13 good luck cats!

The best part of this quilt is the label.
It was a collaborate effort that included
poetry by daughter, Kate,
and an illustration by daughter, Jessica.
They were 10 at the time.
We may be tired of a quilt by the time
we get to the label and don't want to do this last part,
but it is so wonderful to have this special
memory included.
 It was worth the effort.
 Have a Happy Halloween.
Until Next Time


  1. Lovely post Kyle and darling applique quilt!!!

    Happy Halloween to you..... a little boo and scare too!
    :) Carolyn

  2. Happy Halloween, I dub you the Label Queen!

  3. Happy Halloween....Love that quilt