So after I had....just about two quilts under my belt early this year, both made with GIANT squares of fabric so I was feeling confident. I thought I would start early to make my MIL a quilt for Christmas.Our decor tastes are different, but I figured we both think cats are awesome, and I figured I could handle a lap quilt, so I went a-googling.
I searched around and found the Kool Kat Kwilt pattern, made by Patti Carey. The PDF doesn't seem to be available as of 12/14. I scratched my head a lot over the directions a lot as I'd never done a quilt block before and I'm not sure it's a proper pattern. I ended up with askew blocks & while they were supposed to be 8" blocks I ended up having to trim them to 7.5" I didn't know how to plan for fabric amounts, so I ran out of the FQ bundle I'd got when I tried to finish this up later in the year, and uh...improvised.
There were all sorts of problems, I accidentally cut through two pieces (no spare fabric), fused them next to each other onto interfacing and didn't think to zig zag them together or something BEFORE I sandwiched the quilt.
I hand stitched it with pearl thread, and used a satiny sheet for the back. I'll just cross my fingers that I've learned a lot since I started this and could do it better today.