SewCalGal burst upon the blogging scene with a big, ol' bang in February 2009 and hasn't slowed down at all! One of the items that she continually blogs about are giveaways and contests. Her current giveaway is connected with her Pets on Quilts Show. Blog about your own quilts with pets on them, quilts with pet motifs, EQ6/EQ7 designs, Quilt Art, Machine Embroidered quilts....all with a pet theme ..provide a link back to your own blog on her blog and you've entered the show!
Naturally, I needed to take a trip down memory lane to see what quilts I have that qualify! Beware! my goodness this turned out to be a LONG entry!
During the construction phase, most of the time, I wage a battle with our resident cats to keep them FROM sitting on my quilts. But, cats being cats, they seem to find the SMALLEST area of fabric and then occupy it. It's a continual, on-going battle. Unless I'm creative, they win. :-)
Lumiere de Noel quilt I made in November 2010.
The quilt was made from a pre-printed panel and appliqued blocks. This was the first time I had tried faux trapunto and was pleased it came out looking so nicely!
But, Little Paw was helping me by anchoring whatever block I was working on.
I got a 2-fer for this quilt. Both Sneaker (our tuxedo cat) and Little Paw, in a very rare display of detente, snuggle into the quilt.
Equilateral Triangles. Little Paw not only makes sure that quilts are snuggle-tested and hand-work doesn't float away but she also CLOSELY supervises the actual piecing.
Royal Mendhi Crystals.
9 Patch Pizzazz lap quilt, got the snuggle test.
Nabi Garden, in January 2010, was subjected to the snuggle test.
Star Galaxy a perfect place to hide.
Are you tired of seeing that same darn cat sitting on my projects? LOL!!
Cat and the Canary, using Patrick Lose's line of cat fabrics. The gold feathers and the black cat are needleturn appliqued.
Although this is a picture of it at the flimsy stage, I actually did get it quilted .. hmm ... perhaps I ought to take a picture of the finished quilt and update the webpage!
block swap of a pieced cat that was featured in McCall's quilting. Although this picture is of the flimsy, I did have it quilted by a local longarmer.
Sushi Cats. All the Flying Geese are of cat prints; the background are of cat's paw prints and the border is a marvelous, absolutely fantastic print of sushi cats!
Post Script: I actually did find at least two more quilts where our cats were inspecting them, but I have taken pity on you ... you've seen enough! :-)
Post Post Script: the Pets on Quilts Show ends on Friday, August 19th. On August 20th and 21st, you can vote for your favorite blog entry at SewCalGal's blog. I hope you will vote for ME! :-)