Chloe and Friends Fabric...

Inspired by her family cat, Chloe, Melissa Mortenson’s latest collection for Riley Blake Designs features Chloe and her friends on a Parisian adventure. The collection features beautiful florals, geometrics, and of course cats! It’s puuuurfect.

If you’re not following Melissa, you’re missing out! Her well known blog, The Polkadot Chair features lots of amazing tutorials and patterns (check out her bag patterns!). I’m lucky to call her friend.

Chloe and Friends is her eighth fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs and features 7 prints in 3 colorways: pink, white/grey, and mint. It also features sparkle, which is a Melissa signature. These charming prints are purrrrfect for any project! Okay, okay. I’ll stop the cat puns right meow. Haha.

I used Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Pins and Paws tutorial as a starting point for these adorable blocks. To give the blocks some pizazz, I used one of my favorite RBD Basics, Shades, and added some dimension to the ears. They turned out so cute!

Totally off topic, but do you struggle with directional prints?

Well, if you do, you’re not alone. I knew pattern matching the text and herringbone prints were never going to execute how I envisioned. The solve? Try mixing up the direction of the prints. This will give your blocks a fun twist. I love how these prints look in the finished blocks.

Chloe and Friends is arriving in stores now, be sure to check out Melissa's Instagram to see more projects and inspiration! Stay tuned as I share the finished mini quilt this weekend.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter