10/28/11

Bloggers' Quilt Festival: Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Amy'sCreativeSide

Whew!  This one was finished just in a nick of time!  Isn't it great to have these blogging events to kick start your sewing?  I'm so happy to be participating in this even.  Thank you to Amy's Creative Side for hosting.  If you're only just learning about the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, just click on the button above to take you to the linky party.  You can see lots of beautiful work from the many participants.  Here's my entry. 


This quilt is called "Let Sleeping Cats Lie" and it's from the Helene Knott pattern by the same name.  The original pattern used all neutral colors, but I had this colorful border I wanted to use,



and so I decided to make the cats all different colors with contrasting machine embroidery for the faces.  It was quilted by my talented quilter, Tammi Ortega.  Tammi is so creative, and she knows just what I like without me telling her.  She quilted flowers and cats, which go perfectly with the border.



Can you see the cat's face quilted next to the applique cat's face?


Oh, and I can't forget the mice in the middle.  I was going to use beads for their eyes (thank you, Quiltzyx!), but then I found these jet black hot fix crystals and decided to use those instead.


I tried to get George to sit on it to show you what a real cat looks like, but he opted to admire it from above.  Kitties are like that.



I hope you like my quilt!

And I can't miss this opportunity to shamelessly promote my own blog event, Occupy Your Sewing Room!, which will run from December 3 - 10, 2011.  During that time, occupy your sewing room for a full day or as much time as you can spare, then link up on December 11, 2011.  I'll be giving away a jelly roll to one lucky participant, chosen at random.  Get the skinny by clicking right here!

Occupy Sewing Room

To see more quilts from the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, click on the image at the top of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

41 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Looks magnificent, Barb. George approving means a lot too.

Kate said...

It turned out gorgeous. Very colorful.

Snoodles said...

Moses would like to add his pawprint of approval, as well! Love the mousie! Oh, wait, that's mouselim, right? :)

Dana Gaffney said...

Love, love,love this quilt. It made me smile just seeing what quilt you entered. I feel like I've been there through the entire process. It's such a fun quilt. Thanks.

notes of sincerity said...

too cute. :o)
love the little mouse!

Sandra said...

Love your snails masquerading as cats. The border fabric is the perfect touch.
Come see my entries: #29 miniature reproduction quilt and #31 antique 1850 Star quilt

Melissa said...

What a great cat quilt!!! Love the colors and the quilting!!!

quiltzyx said...

I do love those bright colored kitties! The hot fix crystal eyes are cool too - I'm sure you'll come up with something else to do with those beads! lol

Editfolt said...

I like cat. Beautiful colors!

Carla said...

That is very clever and adorable!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Cute! Love all the bright colors!

Bree said...

wow, that's really cute and clever!

Margaret said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Shaz said...

How adorable. Love the cats and the mouse is just too much!! Lovely colours as well.

Kathy said...

Nice job on the colorful cats. They look cute with the cat border fabric.

Heidi said...

I couldn't believe the cats when I opened up the thumbnail at the Festival. Cat heads! Brilliant!

Just love the color and George made me smile!

Colleen said...

I have enjoued all of your posts about this quilt! Thanks for sharing again.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Oh my goodness. This is the cutest kitty quilt ever!

Shari said...

I just love this! I'd seen the pattern before but not made up in such great fabrics - too perfectly delightful!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a fun quilt!! I love that little mouse in there.

Pat said...

What a cute quilt!

Kit Lang said...

What a fun quilt! Thanks for sharing. :)

Eileen said...

That is one of the cutest quilts i've ever seen, and i'm not a cat lover! But i have lots of family and friends who are so shared it on fb just now. So fun. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

SisterOfTheDivide said...

Girl, these colors are poppin! This is a cute quilt with real graphic appeal.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

So bright and cheerful. What a fun and playful cat quilt. :)

Karen said...

This is lovely. I like how bright and vibrant your quilt looks. Love the design. Your quilt looks gorgeous.

Quiltbenaco said...

Saprei a chi regalare una trapunta così, bellissima,
Ciao

Martine Kuciel said...

l'association des couleurs est très bien réussie , félictations

Lyanna L. said...

fun quilt! love the design - great job! =)

Joy said...

What a great quilt! LOVE the bright colors and the wonderful design. The little mice are the perfect finishing touch. SO very cute!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

Really cute pattern and great colors. This is a fun quilt.

straythreads said...

Fun quilt at first glance I saw a circle of fish, the ear was the nose/mouth of the fish. cats are adorable

Staci said...

This kitty quilt is fabulous! I love the brights. Thanks for sharing it!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Ohhhhh I love the bright colors. It sure did change up the looks of that quilt!! :-)

Sandra Kaye said...

I love the Kitty quilt. I like the colors too!! Come see my blog some time :):) Hugs

Pieces to Love said...

I love the quilt, I would have named it 'a game of cat and mouse', but no one asked me. :o) great job!

Martha said...

I love, love, love your quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

So gorgeus, thanks for sharing!
liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Valerie Reynolds said...

This was the perfect animal quilt to reshare today! Love the mice among all the kitties....

knitnkwilt said...

Now why am I not surprised that this one is yours Barbara? :-) Bright colors was a great decision.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I just had to come back and take a second look...this quilt is just so unique.