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I just found out about this great idea. You can see a list of participating blogs here. The quilt I’m going to enter is the second quilt I ever made. I made it for my daughter and I hand-pieced the front and then I designed and machine-pieced the back and then hand-quilted it. What was I thinking? But then when you’re ignorant you think you can do anything! The front is called Kool Kats Kwilt (sorry abut the “K”s but not my name) by Patti Carey. You can download the free pattern here:

Front - intertwined cats

Front - intertwined cats

Back with cat label

Back with cat label

The three big lessons I learned from this making this quilt are:

1. Don’t make quilts to a deadline it takes all the fun out of it.

2. Having a geometric pattern front and back makes sandwiching and aligning the front and back of the quilt a nightmare.

3. Sandwiching using the Sharon Schamber boards method is harder in practice with an actual large quilt than it looks in her video.

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