Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kitty quilts are loved at Chattanooga's Cat Clinic

Jennifer at the Cat Clinic made my day! She emailed me this picture of Jesse the Wonder Cat who is having a picnic on a kitty cuddle quilt I made. 
Jesse on his picnic quilt at the Cat Clinic.
Visit Jesse the Wonder Cat on Facebook.
Need a little quilty pick-me-up and some instant gratification? Grab a pile of scraps and stitch up a couple kitty cuddle quilts. Approximately 25" x 27" in size, these quilts fit into the crates at the Cat Clinic where the kitties recuperate after a surgery or a procedure. I donated these two quilts in January. I'm happy that Jesse has approved them. [You can follow Jesse's cat capers on his Facebook page—Jesse the Wonder Cat.]
Kitty quilts, 25" x 27".
Flannel goes on the back so the quilt is soft and warm. The kitties can sit or lay on either side. I found this cat and dog flannel print and purchased it specifically for the kitty cuddle quilts. Purrrr-fect, don't ya think?
Flannel backing for kitty cuddle quilts.
If you're a quilter, a few side benefits for making these little quilty gems:
  • practice your free-motion or straight line quilting,
  • try out a new quilting design,
  • experiment with a new technique (I was working with free-motion ruler work),
  • use up odds and ends—fabric and batting scraps,
  • have fun with improv piecing,
  • practice machine binding.
But best of all, they provide comfort and warmth for the kitties! So if you need a lift, make some little cuddle quilts for the furry ones. Or if you can, go a step further and give a kitty (or doggy) a forever home.
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