Today starts the Pets on Quilts Show over at Lilypad Quilting. There are several catagories: Cat on Quilt, Dog on Quilt, Other Pet on quilt, and Pet Themed Quilt as well as a Viewer's Choice.
PET THEMED QUILT
This quilt has been a long time in the making and I held it's finish for this event. "Cataliscious" is a pattern by Browyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs and the patterns are still available HERE. This was a Stitch Along in 2010! I did all the stitcheries timely and then they got 'misplaced'. Found and worked up into a quilt top (and I forgot the fabric line) and again 'misplaced'.
The stitcheries were presented as just black floss, but I played with my Pentex fabric pencils, colored floss, and added lots of beads and buttons.
I've owned a lot of tabby furbabies over many years and decided to make all my kitties to represent my wonderful friends over the years.
Is that me in the hat with one of my sweet friends?
Love the Morning Glories laced in the chair and many of my furbabies were chair nappers.
Stitching and reading in the garden with a lap full of purry fur.
This so reminds me of my old 'Bubba' kitty who draped himself over one of the apple tree branches to watch the birds. Well, he would actually fall asleep eventually and then fall off.
And don't all furkids love to help unwrap presents? Even before they were to be opened!
'True Friends and Simple Pleasures" - says it all doesn't it?
Never had a kitty nap on a bird house, but so many curled up under them. And we have a lot of bluebird houses around the farm - love this one.
Who can't love a plump kitty on a wicker settee? Now if he would just move over a little, I could curl up too.
A few of these fabrics had large flowers, so I used them up in filler star blocks. This quilt took so long in the making that I had to plan a setting as there was no referrence to that so long ago.
It was probably good that this sat so long waiting for a finish. My quilting has improved over the years - or is it because I have gotten braver? I quilted this on my home machine using my walking foot for the cross hatching of the patchwork and FMQ to fill a number of the blocks and border.
My entry for the Pet Themed Quilt Catagory - finished size: 54" x 62"
Please be sure to visit HERE to see the entries rolling in.