Dash Kitten Editor Miranda Quilt

This has to be the perfect cute cat on a lovely quilt selfie – right? Mum started this quilt as a ‘Block of the Month’ about 7 years ago not long after she moved to New Zealand. As she had to cut the pieces and do it in inches, not her usual metric centimetres, Mum did not finish the cutting and sewing as she lacked the confidence and skill. 

Then something interesting happened to make sure I was the cute cat on a lovely quilt!

After starting to do a new project some months ago, a ‘Mystery Quilt‘ from local fabric shop Quilters Lane, Mum had one of those ‘I can DO this’ moments and realised she had already done most of the hard work cuttiing and sewing the fabric pieces for the quilt. So, taking a breath, she got the fabrics out and finished the half made quilt in less than a week! She could not believe how easy it had become. 

  • The lesson? Skills come with time and an investment in learning – if you can’t do something now, don’t beat yourself up – give yourself more time to learn!

It turns out she gave up too early, feeling intimidated by the cutting and measuring. She had actually done all of the hard work! The good news is that the quilt looks beautiful now it is finished, and to celebrate, as part of The Cat on my Head Sunday Selfie Blog Hop, I posed on the quilt!

Cute Cat on a Lovely Quilt
Sunkissed by Adrienne Wilson (almost completed)

Miranda Kitten
Editor in Chief and Model
Sunday Selfie graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Willy

    September 28, 2015 at 8:02 am

    WOW yoo are a pawgeous Cute Cat on a Lovely Quilt, Miranda. Yoo are the best helper I am sure, mum could not have done such a beautiful quilt without your help. Concatulations to yur mum and the people who received her wonderful gift.

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    Annie

    September 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Yes, Miranda, you are very cute on that quilt! Great selfie! Good for your mum for finishing it!! Your friends are very lucky to have received such a lovely gift!
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    The Swiss Cats

    September 28, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Totally pawsome ! You’re such a great help, Miranda ! That’s a beautiful quilt. Purrs
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    The Island Cats

    September 28, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Miranda, you found the purrfect spot to snooze on. That quilt is beautiful.
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    Patricia

    September 28, 2015 at 10:03 am

    You…and the quilt are quite stunning.
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    Kitties Blue

    September 28, 2015 at 10:26 am

    That quilt is incredible. Our Mom has made very small ones years ago. It is enhanced by the addition of a cat, of course. What a lovely and generous anniversary gift. Mom’s pretty excited. We have almost made it through commenting on all those who have entered the hop so far. It helps that it has been raining non-stop. Not much else to do. Thanks for being such faithful supporters. Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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    Austin Towers

    September 28, 2015 at 11:20 am

    That quilt is very beautiful! And so are you Miranda!! xxx
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    Brian

    September 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Such a beautiful photo and such a wonderfully gorgeous quilt!
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    Flynn

    September 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    That is a beautiful quilt, and so are you.
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    Lone Star Cats

    September 28, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    You (and da quilt!) look pawsome!
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    meowmeowmans

    September 28, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Oh, that quilt is BEAUTIFUL! Of course, it looks even better with you on it, Miranda. 🙂

    Hugs to you and Mum, and everybuddy else!

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    Cathy Keisha

    September 28, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful quilt! You are so talented.
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    Summer

    September 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    What a lovely quilt! And I’m sure you helped lots, Miranda!
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    Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

    September 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    The quilt is beutiful and got stunning with you on it , Miranda !

    You asked if our Bee´s is big.
    The honeybee´s are about 1,5cm so they are not so big. We do have a kind of wasp that is about 3-4cm , but they are not very common.

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    Ellen Pilch

    September 29, 2015 at 1:59 am

    That came out great!And Miranda, you make it even prettier.
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    September 29, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Miranda…thiz quilt ewe maded iz gorgeouz….N if we mite say sew….sew.. iz … EWE !!! insert heartz XXXXX

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      Dash Kitten

      September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

      * blush * Thank you Tabbies!!

      Miranda

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    Seville at Nerissa's Life

    September 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Awww.. That looks like a lovely quilt and the cat sitting there on it? You are very BEAUTIFUL, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Seville
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