Monday, August 17, 2015

Pet Themed Quilt - Pets on Quilts Show

Coming in August!

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.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

34 comments:

  1. What a treasure. I am an animal lover as well. I have had many pets. As I read your post this morning my youngest cat is on my lap and my youngest dog is on my hip. I love being surrounded by all of this love!! Your quilt is a great way to remember all of that love!!

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  2. Wow Sharon, what wonderful embroidery work you did! I sure love the way you added color and these stitcheries are just adorable! Best wishes with the Pet themed quilt!

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  3. I love it! Such a perfect quilt for a cat lover!

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  4. Oh my gosh...this is absolutely precious. I have those stitcheries on my to-do list. Your quilt makes me want to break them out and get to work. Adorable.

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  5. Beautiful embroidery (telling some truths about pets, too. . .they do love to "help" with unwrapping gifts).

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  6. this is stunning! Love those embroidered blocks and the big star flowers are really the perfect choice...hugs, Julierose

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  7. Lovely quilt, Sharon. I'll be joining the show too.

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  8. Sharon, that is beautiful! The colors work so well and not a single Moe or Bella in sight, LOL.

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  9. That is so pretty. The colors are just wonderful - a real tribute to your fur babies.

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  10. It is absolutely beautiful. I love all of the kitties doing kitty things. Great job.

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  11. What a fabulous quilt with so many ways of showing how important your fur babies are! And up yes, your quilting is amazing!

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  12. WOW! This is awesome. One of your best efforts! I love it.

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  13. Your quilt is so beautiful. Love all the stitcheries you have done and especially how they are coloured with the pencils. How special.

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  14. I knew you were holding out on us.....this quilt is a beauty. Soft and muted with lots of personality in the details. One fabulous treasure you created. thanks for sharing.

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  15. It's amazing Sharon! I love the character of the cat stitcheries.
    ~Brandy

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  16. I love the cat stitchery. I will have to get the pattern.

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  17. Great quilt and stitching. i'm partial to the morning glory plant block!

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  18. Such a lovely quilt! Thank you for joining our party, and for sponsoring, too! Big hugs to you!

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  19. Sharon, love your rendition of Bronwyn's stitchery with all your cats on show! My entry is #26......with not a cat in sight :(.....but I hope you will take a look. Good Luck!

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  20. Amazing quilt! Love all the embroidery and how it all works so well together. So many memories of all your fur babies.

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  21. A beautiful and touching quilt, Sharon! It shows your love for kitties! I like your additions of the fabric pencils and colored flosses!
    Susie

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  22. That's a quilt with a lot of "wow factor". Love the fun kitty stitcheries and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed your stories that went along with each block. Fun quilt, fun post.

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  23. OH my gosh, I love this quilt. The detail and colors are amazing. While I love the photos you shared, I so hope to one day see this stunning quilt up close and personal. Absolutely packed with #CreativeGoodness and I love every stitch.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  24. What a fun entry! I can tell you have really loved your kitties through the years, as I have mine. I'm glad you kept refinding this quilt. I think it's impressive that you put all the color to what was originally black and white. It's lovely.

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  25. It is a wonderful pet themed entry. Nicely done.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous 'remembrance' quilt of your sweet kitties, personalized in such a special way.

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  27. That is absolutely precious! I love the light tints with the fabric pencils.

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  28. Your quilt is lovely with all those stitcheries, Sharon. Hugs, Christine xx

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  29. A lovely quilty finish. I'm sure it took hours an hours to make.

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  30. I love your quilt and had to pin it!

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  31. Your quilt is beautiful and a treasure!!! Wow!

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  32. What a beautiful quilt! I love the idea of making each block to represent your tabby kitties. Your embroidery is beautiful! LOL on misplacing the pieces and parts as this never happens to me, wink, wink.

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