Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cats on Quilts

Pets on Quilts started today Pets on Quilts and runs through August 9.  Hop on over to Lilypad Quilting and check out all the fun fur babies on quilts.  Do me a favor and vote for mine if you have a mind to.  Even if you don't have a mind to, vote for my girls anyway.

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.

27 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I love that you have done quilts of them. They are just beautiful too. All needle turned???? WOW! I am impressed.

Agnes B Bullock said...

From one dachshund mama to another- WELL DONE! BRAVO! That first cat qquilt is breathtaking- needle turn applique is a skill that I have not attempted yet- love my fusible, but this quilt - the love comes through with every stitch. Thank yu for sharing it.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Diane, your work is exquisite! I have always wished I had the patience to do something like that. Such sweet kitties....I know you miss them.......I hope you are also planning to enter the Art Quilt category?

SewCalGal said...

Oh Diane, I so enjoyed your post/entry to the 2012 Pets on Quilts Show. What beautiful furry kids you have(had) and quilts. I can tell you love your furry kids very much and provide them a wonderful home. Very special. You may think this isn't much, but sadly there are so many furry kids in need of loving & forever homes.

You are VERY talented and I find great inspiration in how you've captured the likeness of your furry kids in your quilts.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What wonderful kitties you had in your life - and that you actually made quilts of their images - Good for you...they are Beautiful! Minnie's a sweetie pie too! A delightful post that made me smile! Thank you.

quiltmom said...

Your quilts are fabulous- you have captured your cat's essence- especially the orange tabby quilt.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful pets and quilts.
Enjoy the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The needle turn - blows me away. To immortalize your beloved pets in an art quilt, how precious and inspirational. Thank you for sharing this.

Donna~~ said...

Lovely idea to make memorial quilts--and nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us!

Missy Shay said...

Those quilts are great!

Snoodles said...

Your work is incredible! I love how you have captured their personalities. Thank you so much for sharing in this party; so glad you are here!

Joanna said...

Your quilts of your pets are works of art. They are just terrific. It so nice that you honor your pets in that way.

Gene Black said...

I think you did a great job. Eyes are always a challenge

May Britt said...

Purr purr from Rusken (my cat) to your cat :) All cats needs a lot of quilts :)

Dana Gaffney said...

What a wonderful memorial, the quilts are as beautiful as the kitties. Thank you.

Loris said...

Beautiful furkids and quilts!

Marcia W. said...

Your applique work is lovely.

Marianne said...

Very nice job with the kitty quilts, eyes are hard to do. I enjoyed reading about your furry family members!

heartsease54 said...

What a lovely tribute to your babies. It is so hard to lose a pet that I swear never again, but it is so lonely without them that I always end up with another one or two.

Mimi said...

Beautiful quilts - your furry friends are lovely too!

Kruse Kats said...

Great work capturing the cat faces. You are inspiring Mom! She has Carol Armstrong's book and has been looking for a chance to do something.

QuiltSue said...

What lovely memory quilts you've made.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Great quilts!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Such a sweet history with your pets and beautiful quilts.

Mhairi said...

Beautiful quilts. They are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

What beautiful quilts and pets.

Pat said...

Wow great job!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Beautiful quilts... well done!
Minnie is a cutie, too.