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Krazy Katz

by Lorna McMahon
(Huron County, Ontario, Canada)

My daughter, Erin, loves cats. And she loves to read. She especially loves to read about cats. Her love is what inspired me to make my first quilt - the Krazy Katz quilt.

I designed the quilt to have a bookshelf surrounded by cats - featuring Erin's real life cat - Fluffy. He is the orange and white one. Erin saw my sketch and drew a little mouse on the shelf next to the sleepy kitty.

Since this was my first attempt at quilt-making, I searched a lot of terms on the internet and was usually directed to the Generations web site. So glad to have had the help to see this project through.

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Jun 16, 2016
by: Lorna McMahon

I'm sorry Anonymous, but I do not have a pattern for this quilt.

Jun 12, 2016
by: Anonymous

do you have a pattern for this

Jan 27, 2013
by: Anonymous

This is so-o-o-o-o adorable! I want it!

Jan 08, 2013
Thank you!
by: Lorna McMahon

Thank you, Betty and Evelyn, for your kind comments. I appreciate them. It seems there are a lot of people out there who love cats and quilts!

Jan 06, 2013
Absolutely Cattastic
by: Evelyn

My 6 year old daughter and I are both cat lovers and love this quilt. You did a wonderful "cat"tastic job! Congratulations.

Aug 20, 2012
You are SO creative!
by: Betty Smith

My favorite quilts are the ones that tell a story! I'm sure anyone who knows your daughter must be able to see her in the quilt you've made. It's incredible to me that this is only your first quilt!!! It's absolutely fun to look at and I'm sure your daughter enjoys it very much. Betty

Jun 12, 2012
Thank you, Helen!
by: Lorna

Thanks for the compliment, Helen! Glad you like my quilt.

Jun 08, 2012
You are talented!
by: Helen

Love this are talented!

Jun 06, 2012
Thank you, Cath and Caroline!
by: Lorna

Your praises for this quilt are making me blush! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me. It is truly appreciated.

Jun 06, 2012
Love those cats!
by: Caroline (UK)

That is THE most beautiful quilt. Just gorgeous. I love love love those cats (and the mouse!)

Congratulations Lorna on a wonderful piece of work.

Jun 06, 2012
by: Cath

I cannot sew. I was once thrown out of a sewing class for being "too clumsy". So this quilt just amazes me, and the fact that it is your first is even more amazing. It's absolutely beautiful, and what a lovely thing for your daughter to be able to keep for the rest of her life.

You're creating so much more than a beautiful quilt. I have nothing but admiration for you. :)

Jun 05, 2012
Thank you, Julie and Jo!
by: Lorna

Great to hear that Julie had a similar first experience quilting. What we won't do for our daughters! Also, thanks especially for the welcome.

Jo, your flattery has gone straight to my head! I would love to send you a copy of the pattern for the Krazy Katz quilt! Thank you for inspiring me to dream big....

Jun 05, 2012
Krazy Katz Great Quilt
by: Jo Goranson

As an expert quilter who has taught many, many classes on beginning quilting I am amazed that this is your first quilt! You should see my first quilt---It is what I use to wrap my sewing machine in before I put it in the carrier to take to classes or my sewing machine dealer. Unlike yours mine was never finished and I did not design it. I salute you for your wonderful design---I did not start designing my own quilts until about five years after I started quilting so I am so impressed with your quilt. As a cat lover and someone who has a degree in writing I just love this quilt and I think you have the makings of a quilt designer. If you would allow me to buy the quilt pattern from you I would love to make this quilt. Let Generations Quilt Patterns know if you will allow me to buy it. The owner is a friend of mine and she knows where to contact me. Again, I absolutely love this quilt!

Jun 05, 2012
by: Julie Harstad

Fun quilt. And how fun that your daughter added her own touch with the mouse. Makes it extra special. A similar project, a wolf quilt for my daughter, started me in my quilting obsession. Welcome to a whole new world!

Jun 05, 2012
Thank you, Julie!
by: Lorna

Your kind words are greatly appreciated. I am sew happy with this new hobby/obsession and will certainly be sharing more projects on the Generations site!

Jun 04, 2012
by: Julie Baird, Editor

I love it! Erin is a very lucky girl to have you for her mom.

The quilt is fun and engaging and totally brings a smile to my face. I can't wait to see what you do next! ~ Julie

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