Friday, October 27, 2017

Catstar {Quilted Pillows}

The only way a cat can ever come into our home would be in this form.
 I'm severely allergic, but utterly fascinated by them!

I wanted to make some pillows for our family room couch and I didn't want to do pumpkins or bats.
  I thought about cats and instantly remembered my good friend Janda's mini she made for a swap a couple years ago.

Super cool, right?   
Janda doesn't have a blog, so Kristi Schnitzel and Boo's offered to write a tutorial for her.
  Her finish is a bit different than the original with fabric placement, but the pattern design is the same.  

I copied Janda's radiating square quilting and just love it.  
I attempted to start with them closer together and have the space gradually wider towards the edge.
I'm not sure if it worked, but I gave it try!

The solid cat faces were begging for some embroidery.

 I had some leftover witch fabric from my Monster Bash Quilt to use for the hidden zipper backings. 

 And I couldn't resist the dotted fabric for the binding.

 The background fabric I used was certainly a bit more busier than I normally like to use, but I felt like it went with out drastically traditional family room furniture.

Quilt Stats
Measures: 20" square
Pattern: Catstar block by Janda Wilden
Fabrics: Various Halloween fabrics by Moda, Riley Blake and scraps from stash
Quilted: Radiating Squares on Babylock Emore

I keep telling myself I'm done making Halloween quilts and pillows....but who am I kidding??


  1. It is very very cool! Halloween isn't big down here in New Zealand, which is good as I struggle enough just to do Xmas projects without having another festival to have to worry about LOL!

  2. Oh gosh, these are the cutest Halloween pillows ever! I’m glad you can appreciate cats even if you can’t be around them!

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