Monday, August 17, 2015

Pets on Quilts Show 2015-Cats on Quilts category

I am so thrilled to be participating this year, I've been really looking forward to it!
Jacque at Lily Pad Quilting hosts this great quilt event where we all share photos of our pets on our quilts, or of an animal-themed quilt.  And I can make this happen this year since we adopted Thomas and Belle at Christmas!  You can see the other participants by following the link above, it will take you directly to the linky party.
 
This year I finished a quilt for my cousin Kendra as requested by my grandmother, she had started it and knew she would not finish.  I had a bit of help along the way, by some inspectors-in-training.
 
Thomas making sure the quilt doesn't move around too much on me.



Belle trying to decide if she likes the flower pattern I'm using, she can be very intense about her inspections.  And I appreciate it, since I was making this pattern up as I went along.  I have been practicing my free-motion quilting with inspiration from Lori at The Inbox Jaunt.  Her tutorials are really helpful, as well as the doodling lessons she's had going on lately.
I added a little bumble bee in the pattern, just one, to keep Kendra looking :)



Pacing it off for one final close-up, want to make sure it's going to be cozy enough.
This is an example of Cat-on-Quilter-on-Quilt *giggle*


Here it is displayed on the gazebo my grandpa built at my grandma's request.  When I next saw my cousin she gave me a huge hug and told me how much she loves this quilt!  I told her that she will always be wrapped in hugs from grandma (and me) for as long as it lasts.


http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/2015/08/pets-on-quilts-2015.html

I want to say thank you again to Jacque at Lily Pad Quilting for organizing this event, and thank you so much to all the sponsors who are offering giveaways, how incredibly generous!  You can click on the icon above to be taken back to the party.
Also, I want to thank YOU very much for visiting, I hope you have a great time hopping around to all the blogs and be sure to leave some comment love!
~Brandy

27 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Awww! Lovely quilt and such sweet kitties. And the quilting is incredible! You certainly provided my chuckle for the day, Brandy. That Cat-on-Quilter-on-Quilt pic is priceless!

Frances said...

Great to have such beautiful cats to keep your quilt steady.

Mary said...

I don't have cats but I love your little Bumble bee you added into the quilt. If DH wasn't allergic I might be a crazy cat lady... I would hate to have to get all that cat hair off my quilt.

Lara B. said...

Hahahahah - the Cat-on-Quilter-on-Quilt, is that a new category? Too funny Brandy!

Dana Gaffney said...

Lucky you to have two beautiful helpers, as far as inspectors in training it looks like they already are doing that job. Beautiful quilt and quilting too.

Baa. xxx said...

Your red and white quilt is beautiful and more so because you have such skilled inspectors! Love your new category for the quilt show too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

One helper is a blessing, two helpers is bliss! Lovely quilt.

doloresfegan said...

Nice quilt and cute kitties!

Cath said...

Lovely quilting...especially the bumblebee....wonder if the kitties saw that one?! They are adorable.....would love to have a kitty inspecting my quilts! Puppies are not quite so good at it :)although they are good at inspecting my gardening endeavours.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

What a special quilt! I just love all the memories that are wrapped up into quilts.
Your Cat on a Quilter on a Quilt photo is soo funny!

Jacque said...

I love your free motion quilting....so pretty! Glad that you joined our party!
Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

tink's mom said...

Beautiful kitty, stunning quilt.

Farm Quilter said...

Your quilt is great and I just love all your quilt inspectors!!! When I sew at my daughter's home, her cat likes to get up close and personal with everything that I'm doing - drives me crazy!! I also follow Lori and her fun quilting designs. I now need a gazebo!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I had to stop by and return the visit and am glad I did! I added myself as a Bloglovin follower. Your kitties are funny as they sit and watch you quilt....love your whimsical quilting!!

Sandra Walker said...

Cat on quilter on quilt --bahaha! Love it. Love the bumblebee too in your FMQ, which is beautiful, btw. Glad I found you, took a bit. Love the shot of your quilt in the gazebo! Also your Belle is as intense at her inspection duties as my Bella is! They all get the same memo, clearly.

Lisa said...

I like the idea of how you added a little extra 'something' to the quilting design for added interest. Love your quilt!

Melissa said...

Cat on Quilter! Ha! That should be a new category next year! LOL

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Belle is a very intense inspector! She knows her quilts very well. :)

legato1958 said...

Such a cute post to read about your quilting and your kitty helpers! I laughed at your "cat on quilter on quilt" picture!! They are such pretty kitties and a delight to see "helping you."
Susie

Tish Stemple said...

Grandma sounds like a lady that sure knows how to get stuff done :) You did a beautiful job with the quilting and I'm sure she was very proud of it. And the kitties seem to take their job very seriously. Good to have a support team.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

What a sweet quilt story. I love your little bee addition.

Christine M said...

Your red and white quilt looks wonderful. Lucky you had Thomas and Belle to help!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very nice quilted bee and flower. I'll have to quilt a bee on my next quilt.

Missy Shay said...

Pretty kitties and pretty quilt!

Michele T said...

What would we ever do without our assistants??!! Your cats are so sweet and I just love your quilt, beautiful!!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful quilt and your helpers are absolutely adorable!! I love that "Cat-on-Quilter-on-Quilt"! Perfect :)

-Soma

Debi said...

Love your quilt! Your helpers are adorable and oh so helpful.