Being a lover of all animals, making “It Was the Cat’s Idea” quilt for a baby (or fur baby) using the adorable Moda fabric, Woof Woof Meow by Stacy Iest Hsu was total sweetness. It has puppies and kittens, bones and yarn balls, all in beautiful colors and designs. So fun! The Therm O Web Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft/Batting added just the right amount of fluffiness between those layers of cute fabric.
It Was the Cat’s Idea, by Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt
That sneaky little cat thought it would be a good idea to tie a balloon around the puppy to see if he could float up to the sky. Obviously, he can! Now the big question is, how will he get down? The quilt is a perfect snuggle size at 36” x 42.
Moda Woof Woof Meow HeatnBond Lite Patchwork Quilt
It wasn’t easy deciding which fabrics from the fat quarter bundle to use, so I decided to use a little bit of all of them. Seriously, the fabric just made me smile. The whole quilt takes a fat quarter bundle and about two yards of fabric for the borders and the back of the quilt. Aren’t those puppies adorable!
HeatnBond Lite, Iron-on Adhesive works great to trace the applique patterns for this quilt, but another way to prepare the applique patterns is to use Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite sheets. Just run them through your printer…no tracing!
HeatnBond Lite, Iron-on Adhesive only takes minutes to iron on the back of your fabric. Cut out the pieces, peel away the backing, and iron them to your quilt block. The backing comes off so easy…no scratching the back with a pin to get it started.
*Tip: To avoid ironing the applique patterns in the wrong place, use a heatproof applique mat to arrange them first. Lightly press, let cool, peel off, and press in place on your fabric. Tweezers help in moving around the little pieces.TooltipText
*Tip: Ironing Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing – Light Weight to the back of the center block can add stability while sewing around the applique pieces. Doesn’t that purple Oliso iron look beautiful!
Once you’ve finished sewing your quilt together, quilting it can be so easy using Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive with Therm O Web Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft/Batting. Protect the where you will be working by placing an old sheet or paper under and around the area you’ll be spraying. Place the fleece/batting on your working surface. Using the Spray N Bond Adhesive, spray about 6-8 inches across the top portion of the fleece/batting from one edge to the other. Place the wrong side of quilt backing face down over the sprayed surface of fleece/batting. Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric. Continue this method of spraying and smoothing just 6-8 inches at a time until you reach the bottom of the quilt back. Check for creases or folds. Quilt and bind as desired.
Aurifil thread made quilting the lines a smooth process. This quilt was sewn and quilted using Aurifil 2024 50 WT and all the applique pieces were stitched in place using Aurifil 2345 50 WT.
You can find this quilt pattern along with the applique designs at Just Carol’s Craftsy Store HERE.
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