Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop + Giveaway

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:

Tiger likes the witch hat

Tiger likes the witch hat

Cow is planning his revenge

Cow is planning his revenge


Witch Hat 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!”

Black Cat Swoon Getting Inspected!

Black Cat Swoon

Black Cat Swoon and Mini Pumpkins

Black Cat Swoon at the Pumpkin Patch

For the backing, I used left over pieces plus my label:
Black Cat Swoon Back

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!

Black Cat Crossing Giveaway

Black Cat Crossing Giveaway

I hope you enjoyed my Black Cat Crossing projects, and that they inspire you to make something beautiful!

Happy quilting,
~Jennifer

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195 thoughts on “Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. 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.
    Happy Halloween,
    Tricia

  2. Hello from bloglovin’ follower!!! Thanks for the chance to win those fab fat quaters!!! You do great work!!
    Happy Halloween!
    Tricia

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  4. 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!

  5. I love your beautiful Swoon quilt! And it’s just as pretty on the back, which is SO cool!! Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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..

  9. 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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  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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