by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

An updated wall quilt. When I made this wall quilt first there were just two rag doll kittens. When we got little Leo Lionheart I knew I had to add him somehow. So, I opened it up and then inserted the little kitty design I made on Vilene - like an appliqué. Then the little paws were just perfect. It even kind of looks like him. Here is also the photo I used of him to digitize him. It took about 3 hours to do this - crazy, I know! And Also here are two kitty cuddle pillows I designed for a very special little girl. so much fun... I'll share the design if you'd like - they take a large hoop as they are 8 inches across. Just PM me... and promise to not share my design.

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by dailylaundry 07 Dec 2021

I love these kitties!! The quilt especially is a work of art! Well done, Hugs, Laura

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 25d ago

Thank you so much - it seemed to take forever. But worth it for my sewing room wall.

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by dragonflyer 05 Dec 2021

What a lovely memory quilt you have created...well done!

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 06 Dec 2021

Thank you!

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by peafarm 05 Dec 2021

Fantastic. would love them.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 06 Dec 2021

The designs are really not very good. I messed up the orders and then had to figure out what I was doing...

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by noah 04 Dec 2021

This is so cool .I pray someone would move here that knows how to digitize .I would love to learn.Hugs xx

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 06 Dec 2021

I have learned Embrilliance mostly by watching You Tube tutorials. With that you don't have to buy all the modules. just he ones you need. Then gif you want to go deeper into its, you can. I used only the first two modules and I can almost everything I can magian.

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by sebsews 02 Dec 2021

I love your kitty quilt! The hours spent were well worth it!

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 02 Dec 2021

Thank you, I had wanted to make a kitty quilt, but had no idea it would end up like this one!

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by tinfriend 02 Dec 2021

Absolutely beautify and adorable kitty pillows - love them all and a very lucky special little girl! Well done!!x

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tinfriend by tinfriend 02 Dec 2021

should read beautiful!x

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 02 Dec 2021

Thank you, I made that design about. year ago and have revised it several times. It might be nice to have more space under the smile...

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by worthy 01 Dec 2021

Well well done. The placement is spot on. Agree the little pillows will be very well received. Love that the wall hanging represents your cats. That is such a treasure, and thank you for sharing the story behind your quilt.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Thank you! I had wanted to make something like this for years and I finally actually did it!

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by sonjapotgieter 01 Dec 2021

Adorable Kitty`s!!!Great work on Quilt!!!

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Thank you!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Dec 2021

What a sweet memory quilt. Love it. Also the cute kitty cuddle pillows will make the girl you made them for happy.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Thank you. She is non-verbal, but will definitely squeal when these come in the mail for her!

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by pennifold 01 Dec 2021

Hi Jan, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the different fabrics you have used to represent these kitties. Well done, love Chris

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Thank you, Chris. I've been collecting cat fabrics for years and didn't even use half of what designs I have.
Crazy, I know! Do you have a stash?

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by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

The Kitty Quilt has blocks to represent all the kitties I have ever had.
Top Left to right. Hey Diddle Diddle (my all time favorite nursery rhyme and tuxedo cat is Ollie. Then Sleeping Kitty is both Kitty Cat and Sweeney from my childhood, Then Calico Cat is Molly from my childhood, Next is Tabby - Archie my son's cat, Then is Arrow, our sweet black girl kitty - she was a good hunter and this kitty has cheese in her mouth with mice. Next Row - Big Grey long haired Oscar, with a part of his actual collar, Next are our three new Ragdolls, Then the Mona Lisa Cat with Whistler's mother in the picture behind with a cat in the frame, Then we have spotted Snitty Nitty in a dress with a Kit Cat clock on the wall, then my favorite is a big brute of a cat - "The Bird Cat of Alcatraz," Bottom row is Axel, my friend's American Curl - also represents Maizy too, Next is Poppy, or dear first rag doll, The Jazzy Cat is Olio a lovely crazy kitty, The Siamese represents both Snap and Crackle, and the Green long haired kitty with the yarn in his mouth is Poe, who was actually black and helped me graduate from college by staying up with me all night. I used 26 different cat fabrics!

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graceandham by graceandham 01 Dec 2021

Are the cat designs all from one source, or from all over? They are wonderful. You've got me thinking about my kitties now, I've had fourteen in my life, but some came as a group, so I could make a nice12 block quilt.

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Actually, I started with photos and then went crazy changing them into appliqué. the hardest was the "Cata-Lisa". But the most fun was the Bird Cat of Alcatraz. I started with a photo of a very grouchy inmate in his uniform - stripes the other way. It took about 5-7 hours per block.

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 01 Dec 2021

Although I started with images, none of them ended up looking anything like the photos - LOL.

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