Lynne Redmond

Crazy Colored Kitty


My inner animal is definitely a cat but as an artist it would have to be a crazy rainbow kitty!  The qualities I love in cats- independence, quirkiness and a sense of fun are things I like to cultivate in my own character!


Draw the cat and color with colored pencils.  Add a 1/4" black border and cut out.  Use white wire for the whiskers.  Paint 2 pieces of muslin- one with white and the other with black gesso.  Cut the black piece in a funky shape as shown.  Cut the white piece to 8.5" by 11".  Draw a checkerboard border and color with colored pencils.  Color wool felt in rainbow colors for the batting.  Cut V shapes in the white squares on the checkerboard piece and sew to batting, outlining each square.  Add the black muslin shape and quilt in concentric lines following the shape.  Punch holes in the black border of the cat drawing and tie to the quilt top with black floss.  Bind the edges of each colored square with a satin stitch.


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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

4 thoughts on “Lynne Redmond

  1. What an excellent use of color and contrast! Very nice kitty on the prowl-wowl-wowl! I like very much and thank you for the detailed instructions, may try one myself!! Maybe an owl with a cattitude!!!

  2. Dear Lynne, it looks as if this cat is definitely the kind that has its own sense of innder catdom. I can see it having great, good fun tearing through a studio and creating a soft kitty nest out of threads, ribbons, and asst. passementerie. I’d love to see a deatil shot. Also, congraulations on being in the new “Tag It” finalists list released today.