Cat’s Cradle Quilt – Southwestern Flair

This is an example of a listing I have had on Etsy. I mostly work directly with customers who have requests for colors, patterns and sizes that fit their needs. I especially love making quilts that use customer fabrics that are embedded with meaning. Visit my shop on Etsy to see the designs I offer, but feel free to connect with me for special requests. Prices are based on size and complexity.


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Handmade Cat’s Cradle quilt, a classically bold arrangement of colorful triangles set on a contrasting background. Also known as the Aztec pattern, this eye catching arrangement of fabrics is pictured with red on grey fabrics, as well as the multicolor option.

This is a made to order item and YOU CHOOSE your own color scheme and size. The exact fabrics you see in the photo are no longer available, but very similar red and deep gray fabrics can be used. Of course any other colors can also be chosen!

This quilt can be ready for shipping in 4-8 weeks depending on your quilt size and my current work load. Generally, the larger the quilt, the longer it takes to make.

QUILT SIZES (approximate, in inches)

Crib 36 x 48
Toddler 48 x 60
Lap/Throw 60 x 60
Large Lap/Throw 60 x 72
Twin quilt 72 x 86
Full/Small Queen 84 x 90
Larger Queen 90 x 96
King 108 x 96
Cal King 108 x 108


If you wish to order this quilt, use the listing menu and choose your colors and size OR message me through this shop OR email at to communicate as to colors and size desired.

Photos will be sent by message or email to show progress of your quilt, and to ask your input on fabric choices if you so choose to take part in the design process.

This classic yet modern all cotton handmade quilt will add a splash of style to any sofa, bed, crib, or wall. Versatile and functional, all quilts are very soft as they are made from high quality cotton quilting fabric with cotton batting.

Quilting is free-motion and will be an all over design for this quilt. All quilts are created in my non-smoking studio, and is ready to be enjoyed for years to come.



The top layer of the quilt is sewn together, piece by piece, on my Bernina 440 machine. Colors and fabric designs are carefully chosen and coordinated prior to cutting and stitching. Creating the quilt top is typically the longest part of the process.

The middle layer is hidden, inside the top and bottom layer, and is a soft layer of batting made typically from cotton. If a fluffier, lighter quilt is desired, a hybrid cotton/polyester batting can be used. If a very warm quilt is desired, a batting of wool or wool/cotton hybrid can be used. I have used all three types of batting and love each one.

The bottom or back layer of the quilt is made of only one fabric, which can be a solid or print that coordinates with the top.

All three layers are sandwiched together, then carefully quilted in an all over pattern for the quickest result.


All quilts can be machine washed in cold water, and machine dried. With each wash, the quilt will become softer.

Quilting began as a hobby for me in 2007, when my Mother (who was quite passionate about quilting, and creating in general), gave me a quick lesson on how to make a Christmas table runner. At that time, I was a high school science teacher, and with no background in art or textiles, I had much to learn. But, as is the story with many quilters, once you get started, it becomes quite the addiction. I retired early from teaching in 2008, and after making quilts for family members, babies of friends, and every bed in my house, I needed to pass some of these pieces on to others who could use them. Thus began my Etsy shop, Bluegrass Quilts, in 2015. I love designing with color, and working with customers to find the combination of colors and styles they love, then turning it into something they can keep for a lifetime.

Most of the quilts in my shop are offered as custom, commissioned pieces, made to order in various sizes and any color scheme imaginable. Customers typically browse through the many quilt listings in my shop, and order directly from the menu of choices in any size, ranging from crib size all the way to California King. Custom sizes are also available upon asking. Customer input can occur on various levels, from determining fabric preferences, sizing needs, and choosing quilt stitching design. All of these decisions are made by discussions that occur throughout the process, using email or Etsy’s messaging system in my shop. Time for completion varies, depending on my current workload. Estimated time of completion is provided upon request, or after ordering. Currently, the wait time is approximately 4-5 months. Email: bluegrassquilts @ (remove the spaces)

The most fulfilling type of quilt to make is upcycling clothing from a loved one and turning it into a quilt. There is a two-fold benefit from these quilts – not only are we working toward sustainability, but the memories created from using a quilt made from articles belonging to one we love are priceless and precious. I recognize and appreciate this when I create these quilts.

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Shipping Policy

Ships worldwide using USPS, UPS, FedEx.

Refund Policy

No refunds on custom orders.  Refunds on 'in-stock' purchases will be given within 7 days of receipt of quilt, and must be returned in original packaging, in brand new condition.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Cancellations are permitted within 24 hours of purchase. No returns on custom orders. No exchanges on custom orders, however, exchanges may be made on 'in-stock' quilts within 7 days of receipt of quilt, and must be returned in original packaging, in brand new condition.

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