I'm entering my beautiful departed kittys because they deserve to be recognized. I made quilts of their images years ago when I didn't know what I was doing. Some days I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing.
This is Ginger.
Ginger adopted us when she was only about 7 weeks old back in 1991. I didn't think she'd fit in with a two-Dachshund household but the doxys loved her. In fact, I think she thought she was a Dachshund until Angel adopted us two years later.
It took Ginger a week to get over the intrusion but eventually the two became the best of buds. They delighted in ganging up on the dogs. Sadly, Ginger became ill and passed away in 1998. She was my cuddly girl. I still miss her. Angel lived to be 17 years old and became Queen Bee after the two dogs passed away. When Minnie joined the household five years ago, Angel lived in my bedroom for three months..yes, three months..before she finally gave in and accepted the fact that Minnie wasn't leaving anytime soon. She went over the Rainbow Bridge two years ago. I miss my kittys but I immortalized them on quilts.
Ginger was done before I knew about fusible web. Every piece was needle turned and sewn down with vast amounts of thread. I never could get the eyes right but this is her. She loved laying in the flower bed. In fact, this is where she is buried.
Angel's quilt was made from a pattern called Sewing Cat by Edyta Sitar c. Laundry Basket Quilts 2007. I drew Angel's image in place of the cat on the pattern. She loved to be right in my face when I was at the old black Singer making teddy bears.
I know you expected me to enter Minnie in Pets On Quilts. I'll at least give her some recognition. She's my fur child and I will make a quilt with her image one day. I made quilts of the other two Dachshunds, Max and Rusty, years ago and Minnie will be added to my Pet Gallery someday.
But, for now, the kitty girls will get the recognition they deserve.