Sunday, August 11, 2013

2013 Pets On Quilts

pets on quilts

It's finally here!  Please be sure to visit our hostess Jacque and her helpers Padsworth and Dragondrop over at LilyPad Quilting.  Still time to get that pet or pet quilt and link up. Go direct to link HERE

My furries were most uncooperative as well as the weather.  We tried several quilts, several settings, wind blew things away, rain and lightening sent us scurrying - BUT finally...........


My entry in the Cat on Quilt catagory is 'Moe with Country Cousins'.  Bella is actually behind the quilt as they thought this was great fun to chase each other around the quilt hung in the apple tree.

  
Moe pounding on Bella's tail as it poked a little under the quilt.  This led to some more 'tom' foolery.


Yes, the quilt down on the ground and Moe thinking Bella is under it - NOT - she ran up the tree!!  No , he's not the brightest crayon in the box.


And yes, He still thinks she is under the quilt and really stirred it up trying to find her.  Shhhh - she's still in the tree - I think she was laughing! I know I was.....


This is a free pattern with Red Rooster Fabrics called Country Cousins and was one of my earlier quilts.


I love the little girls and they would make for a cute center on a baby quilt as they are quite large.  You will notice, I was into adding buttons right from the start.



I added curly hand-stitching to the sheep - otherwise they looked like pigs.  And yes, yo-yo's on those birdhouses instead of buttons.  I can make them, just not a favorite.


And those silly chickens..................... The quilt is hand quilted and the outer border hand tied - like to mix it up then as well as now.


And pieced the back - do you recognize that dotty green?  From the Hungery Catapillar line when it first came out.  I thought it was perfect for a farm-country quilt.


And a special label attached with the blanket stitch.  Dotty binding, but look - I hadn't learned to miter corners yet.


So - there is 'Moe with Country Cousins' as my Cat on Quilt entrant in the 2013 Pets on Quilts. 

Please be sure to visit all the entrants and leave our hosts/hostess a comment, too.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

51 comments:

  1. Great quilt, funny cats! I love the curly quilting on the sheep! :)

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  2. I love those two and Moe chasing Bella when she's not even there is hilarious!

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  3. Cute quilt Sharon - I love those little girls! blessings, marlene

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  4. That's funny. Your cats must see quilts and think "playtime." The quilt is charming, and I agree that a child would love those images as much as I do.

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  5. What a great quilt story! That beautiful quilt definitely brings out the playfulness of Moe!

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  6. I see you have a inspector for your quilts..

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  7. Beautiful quilt. Moe will find Bella!

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  8. Beautiful quilt and feline model- hope she gets top dollar!

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  9. Moe doesn't have to be smart....just love your quilts! this one is so cute.

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  10. Moe looks to be a sweetheart checking out your quilt. Hope the thunder and lightening stay away!

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  11. I love this quilt, and Moe looks purrfectly pleased with it as well!

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  12. I love this quilt Sharon! I have a special cousin that I would love to make it for, so thanks so much for the link to the pattern!

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  13. I love the sheep on your quilt Sharon.

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  14. Backyard fun. What more could a mom ask for. Great cats and very sweet quilt.

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  15. Oh cats are so funny!!! Gypsy has been totally uncooperative so far - no pics have been allowed, so I may have to get really creative if I want to get an entry in the contest!

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  16. Lovely quilt Sharon. At least you managed to get one of the cats in the photo!

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  17. Those sheep are great. Love those hand stitched curls. Silly cats!

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  18. So much fun! You know I love critters and critter quilts. Great post girlfriend!
    xx

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  19. Moe is simply adorable. I love the stitch you added to the sheep. Nothing is better than cats and quilts. One of my favorite artists, Jim Shore, loves animals and incorporates quilt designs in everything he makes. Gotta love it!!
    God Bless,
    Mindy, Mama of The Slimmer Pugs & Purrs

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  20. Glad you were able to get a photo...not always easy to get when the star attraction is not in the mood for it. Lovely quilt as well.

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  21. What a pretty quilt! My kitties like playing those games also.

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  22. what a lovely, happy quilt Sharon and you can rest assured that the kitties have decided it is a winner!

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  23. Great post, Sharon, what fun they were having! Thanks for partying with us!

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  24. Cats are great models, they just never seem to do what they are supposed to do. Still, I love your quilt and I adore your cats!

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  25. Super cute quilt:):)...and the kitty is very sweet:):) thanks for sharing:):)

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  26. Bella and Moe are a riot. Kitties and quilts always seem right together. I really like the pieced backing.

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  27. Looks like your cats had some fun during your photo shoot!

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  28. Sounds as though you had some fun with your furry friends Bella and Moe while trying to get great shots of them on the quilt. Pretty quilt!

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  29. I'm cracking up with Moe and Bella playing under your quilt (or one of them playing and the other in a tree). I recall when ever I laid a quilt out on the floor my cats would have such fun playing under it. What is it about a quilt (or blanket) that gets them so excited? Too funny.

    Beautiful quilts and cats too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  30. I sure glad to see that Moe hasn't given up on quilting. He's a pretty cat.

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  31. It's so fun to watch cats play. So cute and love your quilt.

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  32. I bet Moe provides hours of hilarity! Thanks for sharing your quilty helpers.

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  33. Oh Moe you and Bella are such lovely cats and seem to have so much fun. I think you'll have to be a bit quicker to catch Bella. Love the quilt you are showing off.

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  34. Hi Sharon, love the quilt so country and your cats are lovely. They are such fun companions. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  35. Hahaha Moe is so cute! I love the little curly stitching in the sheep - way too cute!!

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  36. Oops. I almost missed your second post entry. What a cute quilt, Sharon. Love it. Good luck.
    Bet those two funny cats keep you in stitches :D

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  37. Helloooo ~ Let me introduce myself, I am Sweet William The Scot, and I am taking the tour of the quilts. I am more of a dog blogger, but I have made three quilts in my lifetime. Love your original design. The two little girls are adorable.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  38. You have a wonderful pet who obviously loves to pose on quilts!

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  39. Cats and quilts - purrfect together!

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  40. Hilarious - love the quilt too!

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  41. Fun entry. :D Cats are hilarious! love the curly quilting on the sheep, the yo-yo's, and all the buttons. It's so fun to pull out our earlier works, eh?

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  42. Love your quilted sheep! Moe seems to be having a great time playing with it.

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  43. I don't think it matters where a quilt is... pets are naturally drawn to them!!

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  44. Your kitty is adorable. I love the quilt too. I am going to have to look up that pattern! I just entered the contest too tonight - #84. Good luck xo jan

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  45. Cute, cute, cute! Love your helpers:) Thanks for sharing!

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  46. I'm sure the best part was all the laughs the fur babies gave you while you worked on the photo shoot.

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  47. What fun cats and quilts are. I have no idea how anyone can vote, however, as they are all (pets and quilts) awesome.

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  48. Very cute - both the cat and the quilt!

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  49. Oh mitered smitered....highly over rated corners those mitered ones! Love you quilt and your determination.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  50. What a sweet quilt and kitty.

    imperfectseams@gmail.com

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