6/22/13

Cats are Finished

Yep.  The end of cats.  Believe me?  Well, okay.  The cats quilt is finished.  I didn't expect to do it all in one sitting, but there you go.  I'm nothing if not compulsive.  So here it is:


Um, do you mind?  Excuse me.

Okay, here it is.  Love Me, Love My Cat:


Even the hanging sleeve on the back is stitched down.


If you want to see the individual blocks, you can see them right here.

This quilt went with me to Ireland.  That's right.  I made up two blocks when I went to the International Quilt Festival of Ireland last year, and I worked on them during down time and on the flights to and fro.  The first block was started on June 3, 2012, and now, a little over a year later, it is finished. Mike is going to cut a dowel rod for me, and then I will be hanging it in the first wall of cats in one of my two stairwells.  As I've mentioned before, I'm lining the walls of my two stairwells (thus, four walls) with nothing but cat quilts.  This one will fill in the last space on the first wall.  Once it's hung, I'll try to take a picture of the wall, but being in the stairwell, it's pretty hard to take a good one.  Stay tuned.

So whaddaya say?

Also, I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.
And, I'm updating this post to say that I'm linking my finish to:
But that's not the only cat-related news I have for you.  Did you know the Pets on Quilts quilt show is right around the corner?  And now, there's a shiny new button for it.  Head on over to Lily Pad Quilting to get your very own.




And now, since I've totally neglected my housework all week while I quilted the Love Me, Love My Cats quilt, I guess that's what's next on my agenda.  Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do some work on my June NewFO project sometime today.

17 comments from clever and witty friends:

Kathy H said...

I love it. I was glad you showed how you quilted it too. I always have a hard time deciding how to quilt the embroidered quilts. Yours turned out great.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your work is always excellent. Smitty and Gracie have a new place to play...

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the red work cat quilt, you have worked so hard on it and now it is finish YAH for you.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Wonderfully done. Love the pattern might need to make that a NewFO

gpc said...

whoop whoop!

Jeanie said...

This is just great.... this quilt is a treasure and the house will only get dusty again... you made the right choice!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish. The white buttons on the binding give it a lacy look, very cool.

Brown Family said...

I Love it! i am going to have to fine it !

Nan

Vicki W said...

It's so pretty!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

That's really pretty fabric you chose, I love the buttons all over it.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on a fantastic (or should I say "cat- tastic") finish!! Thanks for linking up and sharing your accomplishment....I love this quilt!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a cute quilt! Love that button fabric and your wonderful embroidery. Looking forward to see your stairwell, I love collections of things on the wall. What a great idea!

Rose said...

This is such a cute quilt and I like the quilting pattern you used. Can't wait to see your stairway wall!

quiltzyx said...

Whhhooooooop Whhhooooopppp!

Gracie & Smitty both seem to have given their Paw of Approval too.

Sarah Craig said...

I do love a red quilt! And redwork and cats, too - how could you NOT get a whoop whoop?

Whoop whoop!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Good excuse to neglect the housework. My excuse is that the vacuum is busted, and hubby hasn't had time to check it out yet. Great quilt!

Angie said...

Adorable - thanks for sharing!