More Needlepunch and cat food boxes!

I have been having fun with more cat food boxes and my needlepunch. Trying to decide how to display the finished needlepunch has left me at a bit of a quandry, the little boxes I have been making take quite a while and I wanted to get on with more punching. And as the cattery is quiet at the moment I am slowly running out of card!!!

My latest needlepunch quilt block cat, (a maine coone silhouette) I backed with card and discovered the ‘no sew cubes’ on the net. There was a lady on Youtube showing how to make a triangle out of card like the cubes. So for this little project I hand sewed the triangle. It took up quite alot of cardboard but stands up on its own quite well.

I love the way the little quilt blocks turn out, they measure 5″ x 5″. But then I thought, what would the little cat silhouettes look like on a patterend fabric background. This would save me having to use so many different coloured embroidery floss. So I tried my needlepuch on some cheap ditsy poly cotton fabric in my stash. And it worked perfectly.

The first one I backed with wadding and laced onto card and made a no sew cube by wrapping a box I had with hessian. I weighted the inside of the box with a little wad of shingle (stones from the drive) and screwed up newspaper. Then just glued the cat to the front of the box.

I think the silhouettes punched onto pretty patterened fabric look lovely. This one, again, I backed with wadding and laced onto a piece of card. I then found a blouse I never wore and cut that up and appliqued the finished cat onto that. using another piece of card I have temporarily stuck everything down until I can decide what to do with it! I will probably just back it, make some cord with matching embroidery floss for a hanger and decoration. It’s amazing what you can do with cat food boxes!

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