Greeeeeetings, my dears! Today is my day to share with you the creations that I stitched up in my cauldron for the Black Cat Crossing blog hop. Many thanks go to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for encouraging people of all skill levels to brew up something to share with us. I also want to thank our fabulous cheerleader, Wendy of Why Knot Kwilt, for organizing this blog hop!
I picked up some of the Black Cat Crossing fabric by Maywood Studios at a local quilt shop that recently opened in town. I love supporting my local shops!
For my first project, I decided to do a wool felt project with just an accent of cotton fabric. One can never have too many pin cushions, right? Sew off I went to stitch up a little witch hat to keep me company in my sewing room. The hat band uses a strip of fabric from Black Cat Crossing. I used black Aurifil thread for the piecing and midnight glitter hologram thread by Superior to add some sparkle to the brim. The finished pin cushion is about 4.5 inches tall.
This pin cushion is designed by Jennifer Clemen of Cottonwood Creations.
My stitching assistants ensured the quality of this little pin cushion:
Now that I had a pin cushion ready to go, I stoked up my cauldron and set to brewing up a special creation using only Black Cat Crossing fabric!
For this project, I stretched my skill levels by creating a mini quilt and by practicing some heavy free motion quilting. I used an Aurifil cream thread for all the piecing and quilting. The pattern is Mini Swoon by Thimble Blossoms.
I modified the pattern slightly so that I could add the Black Cat Crossing border fabric in between the swoon blocks. I’m calling my finished mini quilt, “Black Cat Swoon!”
For the backing, I used left over pieces plus my label:
I just love how this mini quilt looks, and I can easily display it in various locations around the house during the fall season.
For more inspiration, please visit my fellow Black Cat Crossing participants today:
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Living With Purpose
Moose Stash Quilting
The Quilted Cat (you are here)
Lines, Colors, and Art
For my giveaway, I’m offering up 2 fat quarters from Black Cat Crossing. Just leave me a comment on this post for an entry. You get a bonus entry if you tell me how you follow my blog, and I’ll draw a random winner from all comments on Halloween, October 31st. I’m willing to ship internationally. Sometimes WordPress and Blogger do not communicate well together so make sure that I have a way to contact you!
I hope you enjoyed my Black Cat Crossing projects, and that they inspire you to make something beautiful!
Jennifer I just LOVE your Mini Swoon quilt. The colors are fantastic!!! And what I way to highlight that thing section of sashing. Thank You for the chance to win those great far quarters.
Hello from bloglovin’ follower!!! Thanks for the chance to win those fab fat quaters!!! You do great work!!
I love the stitching you did on your quilt. It really highlights the elements!
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Your Swoon quilt is beautiful. Nice job on it! Your kitties are adorable in their Halloween hats. Thanks so much for sharing!
I am just swooning for your quilt! You are very talented, very well done!
Adore this fabric! Would love to win! Beautiful cats & quilts. 🙂
I enjoyed seeing both your projects and your assistants trying on the hat.
I’m not sure I can type a proper comment…I am laughing too hard at those kittehs of yours…how the heck did you get them to cooperate with the pincushion hat (I really need to have a long convo with my ‘kits’…LOL)…super post….LOVE your quilt and pincushion….but ok…truth…the cats won my heart!
I love your beautiful Swoon quilt! And it’s just as pretty on the back, which is SO cool!! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
I follow your blog on Bloglovin! 🙂 Thanks again! 🙂
I am wicked late posting comments, but kiddies have birthday and we are organizing parties after parties, which means baking and cooking whole nights and days long…..
Your projects are so gorgeous, I love the hat so much, looking so creepy wicked! And your quilt is …. great… no more words to say, LOL
Love the swoon qiilt . And the wiches hat pincushion is so original. Spootacular work. I follow on bloglovin.
Wonderful projects-loved the witches hat and your quilt is spectacular. Great giveaway-cool cat print!
Hello Jennifer… your pincushion (oh, I love pincushions), your Black Cat Swoon and especially your stitching assistants are very very cute!!!! Did you know that my label is an orange cat on a black ground… I have 2 great stitching assistants too!!!! I follow your via wordpress. Kind regard from Germany, Annett
Love the cat fabric.. I am a cat person ( have six of my own) that’s my limit. Each cat needs it’s own one on one time with me and six fills all the spare time up. All my babies are getting old.. My oldest girl is 19 years. When these start passing I will not replace them as I’m getting to old to start a new family. They would all like to be right in the center of the quilts..
Your pincushion is awesome! I love it! Your mini quilt is so intricate. Lovely work! I started following you on Bloglovin. (And I was shopping in your home town today!)
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cool projects and I really like the black cat fabric
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These projects are just awesome. Thanks for the giveaway-those cat fabrics are great! I follow you in my feed reader.
Hi!!!! Love the Swoon Quilt!!!!! Beautiful!!!! Love the hat and your kitties!!!!!! Thank You
The hat ( and its models) — super adorable! LOVE your quilt, it’s really beautiful.
Oh, and I follow you by email!
Lovely! I’m always excited to see what you come up with! Beth @ Words & Stitches.
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Your swoon quilt is pretty.
I’m usually not a fan of the Halloween quilt, but this one is fantastic! I love your color use, and the pattern.
Your detail is amazing. These sews turned out great! lydsfire.blogspot.com
Love the pincushion! Never can have too many. Love the cats. Could possibly have too many.
The Swoon quilt is adorable. Looking forward to your next projects.
lovely work. thanks
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The pincushion is so cute, as is your swoon! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.
that hat is so fun and your quilt is just beautiful!
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Love your Halloween Swoon! The border print sashing really makes it. Thanks for the chance to win some of the fabric! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com
Still chuckling over your kitties willingly modelling for you. Too cute!
Love your Swoon mini, Jennifer. You did a brilliant job with choosing just the right fabrics to make this so stunning. Really great photos too.
Absoutley love the hat, and cats. The mini quilt is is just as sweet as can be and like the backing as well.
These projects are awesome! The pincushion is adorable and so is the model. I love the swoon quilt. I have loved that pattern since I first saw it and yours is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
Love your mini swoon!
I have a link to your blog 🙂
I just love the cats in the hat (get it) they were so cute. The minni quilt was just stunning and the quilting just had everything just sitting out there. Great work.
What a cute little hat Jennifer and your quilt………beautiful!
Love your pincushion. How on earth did you get cats to stay still with something on their head?
Your quilt if great.
I follow your blog on Bloglovin’.
What fun fabric! And your kitties are are delightful as is your mini quilt!
The hat is super cute, but the Swoon is really gorgeous. Your quilting on it is stunning.