Monday, March 19, 2007

Update...


I ended up going home to get the rotary stuff & I made fairly good progress on my cats... THose of you who know the Buggy Barn technique, know that you are in essence slicing and shuffling and sewing and trimming, etc. right? Well for the pattern that I am doing, you use 3 fabrics for each cat & there are 12 cats that I am doing... For the first three, I have bodies and tails done, now to do the ears and faces :o) The version shown here is the actual Buggy Barn quilt from the book, That Crazy Thing We Do.
Mine will be similar, only instead of the plaids, I have geometrics - like polka dots.
For what it is worth YMMV (Your miles may vary) I do not care for this technique...
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18 comments:

quiltpixie said...

the buggy barn technique is so very time consumming, but this cat quilt is almost enough to tempt me back to it....

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That cat quilt pictured is adorable, I have done a few quilts with this method and I have developed something of a love/hate relationship with stack,slash and shuffle.

Libby said...

I have one quilt using this technique under my belt - it wasn't as bad as I had feared *s* My piece did not contain as many pieces as the kitties . . . something to be said for that.

Ruth's Place said...

Oooh, the cat quilt looks fantastic! I can't wait to see your version.

Jules said...

have a kit to do the Buggy Barn Santa quilt. I am very nervous about starting it. I was supposed to take a class, but it was canceled.

Rian said...

Very cool cats! Can't wait to see what yours looks like. This sounds like a very unusual technique.

Nancy said...

Well durn! I've been resisting buying any new books but I have to make this quilt! And BTW, I do love Buggy Barn patterns with their mix and shuffle blocks.

paula, the quilter said...

I've done one stack and slash and shuffle and didn't care for it. Too random maybe? I dunno.

floribunda said...

I made a version of this crazy cats quilt last fall for an art sale at the local humane society (http://floribunda.blogspot.com/2006/10/monday-morning.html) and I plan to do one for myself, too! Mine will be in batiks... I've done other stack & slash projects; they're a little bit wasteful but I think some of them are worth it!

Carole said...

Am I understanding that this is all done with a rotary cutter? That technique sounds like paper piecing, no thanks! I'll keep away from that brand of patterns. Thanks for sharing. Happy quilting!

Mary said...

Not a huge fan of cat quilts but I love the colors in the Buggy Barn quilt.

Barbara said...

Hi!

Love this catquilt...they look so cute...I am looking forward to seeing your version!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Those cats will be fantastic! tracey

Flippytale Quilter said...

LOVE! the kitties! It came out great, they all look so sassy!

Carol said...

What an amazingly beautiful cat quilt. It looks absolutely gorgeous, but I'm not sure about this slicing dicing sewing method. Hmmmm. Applique anyone? te he.

Will look forward to see how yours comes out. That's what I love about quilting, you can make the exact same quilt and it's totally your own.

swooze said...

Love your cat quilt and TATW! Welcome to the stashbuster webring!

Jennie said...

Way cute cat quilt. Would like to see yours..........

Shelina said...

This is an adorable cat quilt, and I am sure yours will be even more so with polka dots. I haven't done a stack and slash quilt, but a star one is on that nonexistent to-do list.

I really like the colors on the TATW.