Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Making a Cat Face and a Quilt Cover Pocket

It was quite a challenge to add the face of the cat on my Pinterest inspired cat quilt. I want to use the design for a kitchen appliance cover. The design though is more intricate than other cat quilts. For other cat quilts you just need a button for the eyes. The design for this quilt requires eyes with a background, plus eyelashes. 

Decided to make it easy for me and used felt fabric and a button for the eyes. Also just added a tiny embroidered eyelash. For the nose and mouth, I just embroidered a small nose and mouth. I skipped the whiskers since that's the interesting feature of my KitchenAid cat quilt cover.

One thing I had fun with was the placement of the button for the eyes. I moved it around to find which ones were cute. It was hard to select, so I just made it all different. It turned out well. After completing the face I realized the cat is stouter than the Pinterest inspiration. Our feral kitties do have wider faces, so I guess I took inspiration from that, hehe. 

Here's a tutorial 

Steps on Adding the Cat Face

1. Find an appropriately sized coin. Use this to measure the outer eye on felt fabric.
2. Embroider the outer eye on the face using blanket stitch.
3. Add black button for the eye. 
4. Draw the nose the lips. 
5. Embroider nose and lips with back stitch.
6. Add whiskers (optional).


Felt fabric (white)
white DMC thread
black buttons
black DMC thread

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