Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feline Friday & A Finish



I added some new pieces to my mantel decor - the closest things to my fur babies.  Bella - my red tabby Queen - and Moe - my laid-back tuxedo.  And why my big tree is in the Quilt Shop instead of in my livingroom or they would be as tangled in lights as these cuties.


Bella just had to try out that huge present hiding under the teddie table clothe - and nibble at a few bits of curling ribbon as well. **since people have asked - I looked it up as this was a gift - the reindeer banner is a Cleo & Me Co pattern found HERE **


 And surprise, Moe had to try the same thing - look at those eyes!  He's the reason there are no fancy bows on any packages - totally gone!!


I made this quilt top last year after completing the Mystery Quilt designed by Sue for the 2011 Christmas Quilt Along.  I FINALLY got it sent to my longarmer for quilting.  This is a free PDF pattern from Moda called 'Gift Boxes' designed by Kate Spain for her 'Flurry' line.


  I used scraps and the background was a piece given me by a sewing student - a cream with gold print Holly leaves thru it.  The back was another 'gifted' fabric and I had my longarmer do a simple large meander with a gold high sheen thread.  Augh - I saved the salvedge to remember the line and I just passed my bag of salvedges to a student I save them for - I think it is a Sandy Gervais.  It reminds me of ribbon candy.  

I will be linking up with Feline Friday - Sarah's Whoop-Whoop Friday - Cheryl's One Week of Christmas (you should check this out - so should have put this on the side bar)

Happy Holidays
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! Love that pattern and you chose a great mix of fabrics for it. One of our cats used to chew all of the hanging strings on our ornaments, it does seem like each has their own "thing"!

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  2. Your babies are beautiful! We have an 8 wk old tuxedo baby...no tree for us this year!

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  3. Lovely decorations Sharon , love your banner hanging over your fireplace . Your quilt is gorgeous!!

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  4. I love the reindeer banner! blessings, marlene

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  5. Cute reindeer banner! Oh my. I love this quilt. I loved it last year, too.
    I so appreciate your pictures of Bella and Moe. They are precious.

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  6. Sharon, such a festive post! Your stitcheries banner looks lovely...I did them as well but made a couple of runners instead because I don't have a mantle...they look gorgeous on your mantle! Also love the reindeer and your gift quilt is stunning! Thanks for sharing your treasures...your little felines look very comfortable in your home!

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  7. The Gift Boxes quilt is so beautiful I have that pattern saved for my future project list. :D

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  8. Whoop whoop!! Love that quilt - it's on my bucket list for someday... and your kitties are so cute!

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  9. All the decorations are cute... but I lOve the reideer hanging there...
    And the fabric in the quilt is sensational! Merry Christmas :)

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  10. Lovely Christmas decorating Sharon. Thank you for sharing them.

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  11. I love the cat pictures, they remind me of visits to Santa pictures, same scene different cat. The decorations are all beautiful.

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  12. Your cats are so cute and lively.
    I like the reindeer too. Where can I get the pattern? I am trying something new this year. Getting things I want to make for next seasons. Weird,U uh?
    I sure hope you mother is doing well-so she can be the best she can be.
    Have a wonderful day!!

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  13. Yup the bows never lasted when we had a fur baby in the house. We used to actually save them from packages and give them to her to nibble on all year long. Love your package quilt. It is so perfect for the season.

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  14. Your home is looking great for Christmas..very welcoming!

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  15. How funny that both cats tried the exact same post! You can't stage that sort of thing -- at least not with cats! Your little presents quilt is really darling!! :)

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  16. I love your gift boxes quilt. Very pretty.

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  17. I love your quilts. I stopped putting bows, tinsel, etc. out a long time ago because of my fur babies! LOL

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  18. I love the gifts quilt! Yes, we can't have tinsel on the trees or fancy bows on presents under them because of the silly cats. :)

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  19. I LOVE that quilt and well, yeah, the kitties need to get in the swing of the holidays too!! P.S. The binding on your quilt is Purrfect!!

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  20. I really like this quilt! What a fun holiday quilt.

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