Sunday, October 30, 2005

Kool Kats!


KOOL KATS! cPat Dolan 2005
This quilt was made for the Fabri-Quilt, Inc. booth at the Houston Quilt Market this past week, using their 100% cotton fabrics to illustrate their current fabric lines. Several members of the Kansas Art Quilters Organization (not limited to those from or living in Kansas!) were invited to create quilts for the show. This one is mine, entitled "Kool Kats!"

Note that the 'binding' is actually fun fur yarn - which I thought was a rather 'cool' idea!


I saw sunglasses from the very first moment I heard the theme "Kool Cats" - and envisioned this huge pair of sunglasses reflecting cool cat images back to the world. I had to request more of the black + white diamond sunglass fabric than the original bundle contained - and the company graciously sent it to me. I found the metallic fluorescent sunglasses in the kids birthday party department of a local store and added them by creating button-hole openings for the sunglasses to slip through around the head of each kool kat. The cats are cute enough without the sunglasses - here they are sans glasses.

And here's a close up of one psychedelic cat!

9 comments:

Gerrie said...

I just love those kool kats - the sunglasses are a hoot!

Micki said...

What a wonderfully fun quilt. The cats really are kool and you were right about the sunglasses. just the right touch!

Deb R said...

Fun quilt!!

mary m. said...

I bet they loved it! You are amazing, Pat!

Caitlin O'Connor said...

what a great quilt - I just love those cats! And the fun fur binding really fits.

Karoda said...

Very cool Kool Kats!

Jenni said...

I thought it was a postcard at first and was trying to figure out how they got such amazing detail on it....then I read your text!

carol said...

Love those cats. I could swear my cats posed for you! This would make a great pattern (hint)(hint)

Pat's Place said...

Thanks for all this positive feedback! I found out today (11-3-05) that FabriQuilt, Inc. has purchased the quilt. Thus no patterns - not that such an idea ever crossed my mind. But that was nice of you to suggest it! Glad you like it so much as to want a pattern!!!
Pat

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