8/14/16

Pets on Quilts Show: Pawtrait of Sadie

Pets on Quilts 2016

Sadie! Come quick! It's time to show your stuff at the Pets on Quilts Show! We have to thank Padsworth, Dragondrop, and Lily Pad Quilting for hosting this best-quilt-show-on-earth event!


You're the Hostess with the Meowstess this year from the Three Cats Ranch!


Mom is totally into making these pet pawtraits. Yours is her fifth one! Here are the other ones she's done. That's me, Smitty, in the upper right there.


So, Sadie, you know you've hit the big time when your purrecious mug is captured in a pet pawtrait.

Pawesome! Did you see it Smitty? 


I think Mom did a supurrb job capturing my lovely furs, don't you?


I helped her make it. I sat right nearby so that she could gaze into my eyes and get every fur. Every fur in its place...that's my meowtto. (Can you tell I've been purracticing my Catonese vocabulary words?)


I purrsonally inspected every stitch, and when I purrceived an error, I appurrised her of my impurression. 


Mom, look! You furgot this little spurrinkle of orange right here.


But I told her right from the get-go: No nude modeling. I'm under age. My fur coat stays on at all times.

Well, that's a good girl, Sadie. I'm happy to know you've repented from your street-walker days when you were a cat on the purrowl. Next, you need to work on your model walk. You need to do it like those models at those Mew York furshion shows.


Here, let me demonstrate. Watch and learn, my young furriend.


And Sadie, we can't let this oppurrtunity pass without giving a big meow-out to our good furriend Molly who blogs at the Objects of Design. Molly helped pick out the fabrics fur your pawtrait. Isn't she purretty?


Molly sent all these beautiful tortoiseshell batiks for Mom to use. Look at how beautifully these match your furs.


And do you remember when you had that, er, exhaust purroblem with your tailpipe? Molly even sent this fabric for the, um, rest of your furriends...your passengers, we might say. 


Molly even gave you a nickname: Sadie McWormypants!

Oh, Smitty, don't be impurrtinent. Can we please not talk about that? Not right befur the show!


I liked that part best of all, Sadie, and so I reminded Mom to use it when she made your pawtrait. I said, it's right over here, Mom!


She put it on the back side of your quilt, Sadie. Get it? Backside? Ha! Our mom is such a card!


As long as I live, he's never going to let me furget. It's pawsitively empurrassing.


And when she quilted it, what do you suppose she quilted? Huh? You guessed it: Worms!!!


I think even the binding has little worm faces...well, maybe not faces...worms don't have faces.


So here we go, Sadie! Here's our entry into the Pets on Quilts Show! It's you: Pawtrait of Sadie. 


Sadie's pawtrait finished up at 11 x 13 inches...so a mini, like our little cat. It's fusible applique and furree meowtion quilted on my mom's domestic sewing machine.

Now all you peeps head on back to the Pets on Quilt Show. There's plenty more pets to purruse. 

Pets on Quilts 2016



47 comments from clever and witty friends:

Heide said...

This is such an Purrrr-fectly Amazing quilt. They all are super cool. The eyes are fantastic. Sadie you and your Mom crack me up with this post, you had me giggling while reading. TFS!

NancyA said...

Smitty, you are quite the commentator--and impurrtinent quipster! I love Sadies Pawtrait and the accompanying dialog. Thanks for the fun read and beautiful pawtrait.

liniecat said...

LOLOL epic!
A fantastic quilt and commentary.
You got Sadie bang to rights there : )

Lana Ku said...

Haha! Love the worm homage! Catastic commentary! Amazing work on Sadie's pawtrait & all the others. I just love them all. You seem to have a gift for them.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a super fun post and what a great pawtrait!

Marlene said...

Great pawtrait that is so lifelike. Thanks for the wonderful narrative Smitty.

QuiltShopGal said...

What a fun post Sadie. Great job. I love your pet pawtrait and the photos of you next to it. While they are all absolutely purrfect, you have such gorgeous fur that it looks like it would be difficult for you mom to create such a pawtrait. But she did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing and inspiring with us today.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

QuiltSue said...

Purrfectly brilliant.

Sally T said...

You made an excellent pawtrait given what you had to work with. It's tragic when a cat can't decide between black or orange tabby. Respectfully, Molly

Lena Pugacheva said...

They are really works of art! In one of the photos it looks like she's looking in a mirror!

gpc said...

Another brilliant finish . . . and every possible purr-ism. :)

DeeDee said...

You ever have a really crappy day and then something comes along that makes you smile and help put things in purrspective? Well, Smitty and Sadie did that for me today. Thanks for blogging. Yours is the one I look forward to daily.

CJ Smith said...

I can't stop laughing! Sadie, you're one heck of a commentator!

heartsease54 said...

Sadie's portrait is purrfect! Love it.

LuAnn Kessi said...

You have lots of inspiration for those beautiful pet portraits.....nice work.

My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon
luannkessi.blogspot.com

quiltzyx said...

Oh Smitty! I think you're the card in that deck!!
Sadie, Mom did a fantastic job on your pawtrait and you were a wonderful model.

Robin in Portland Oregon said...

Such a funny post! I love the pawtrait. Especially how the background and her eyes match. Hope you're thinking about doing that other cat Molly's pawtrait sometime - she's lovely.

WoolenSails said...

Very fun and love how she posed with the quilt.

Debbie

Tilly said...

Such a wonderfull pawtrait, and the colors of the eyes, beautiful.
compliments.

Charlotte M. said...

Great job! Purrfect use of colors!

Dana Gaffney said...

She turned out beautifully! Worms in the FMQ, did Smitty talk you into that? Sadie will be asking you to do one of the hated neighbor cat just to get back at Smitty.

Valerie Reynolds said...

You mom DID do an amazing job!!

Teresa in Music City said...

What a fabulous job your mom did on your pawtrait Sadie!!!! It shows all your beautiful furs to their best advantage - and your eyes! - wow!!! And shame on Smitty bringing up that disagreeable ailment you suffered not so long ago. It wasn't your fault, was it? I think he is secretly proud of you mending your street-walker ways and becoming a proper lady =^..^=

brenda j chesnut said...

Very funny! I laughed all the way through. LOVE the worm quilting!
Great Joy!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just beautiful! You did a fabulous job picking your fabrics. They are purrfect! And so is your work! I hope you win. Some really good prizes. Love you blog and your sweet cats. Helen

Missy Shay said...

You did a great job on it, camo calico fur is really hard to capture!

Tish Stemple said...

OMG, best post! The quilt turned out amazing! It looks just like Sadie. And the worms, though not funny for Sadie, I am laughing. You even put them on the quilt...love it!

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful job on all of your pawtraits.

zooperson said...

Boy howdy, your mom really knows what she is doing! Wow! Those pawtraits are super good. Of course, she had some mighty fine looking models, but she had the talent to capture it. All three of you --Molly, Smitty, and Sadie--are beautiful as can be. Good luck in the Pets on Quilts.

Susan said...

Wonderful post Smitty and Sadie. And Sadie, you are pawsitivly as entertaining as Smitty. I am glad you two are good furiends now. Your mom did a great job on all of the pawtraits.

Karin said...

Stunning!

Brown Family said...

Smitty, shame on you teasing Sadie like that. Sadie, get use to it, thats what brothers do! At least you only have one! I have two of the pesky things.

Angel

works4me said...

I think this must be your best pawtrait so far. You really captured Sadie. And I love when the cats blog. It makes my day.

Kate said...

Sadie's pawtrait turned out beautifully! It really captures her gorgeous fur and pretty eyes. Congrats on a very fun finish.

Beth said...

An amazing likeness! And I think Sadie is your most challenging subject yet. Word is going to get around about you and your gift for portraiture, and pet parents will be lining up at your door, waving pictures of their (our?) little sweethearts. I'm only half-joking--you really have a gift for this, a truly great eye.

Michele T said...

Wow!! You have a talent for pet portraits!!! They are all awesome!!

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Wonderful post and beautiful cats and quilts,

Jenny - the lilac cat said...

Such a wonderful and clever portrait of Sadie. So very lifelike. And the post of pictures and words - priceless!!

Christine M said...

Your mum is very clever Smitty.

barcord said...

A really good likeness. What a clever quilty mum Sadie has. Well done.

Lara B. said...

Barbara, your pet portraits are so amazing! Especially capturing Smitty's brindled furs. I have been wondering how to get that effect and your example is very inspiring! Love the way you played with words for this post! :)

Susie Q said...

They are wonderful. Hugs, Susie

Gene Black said...

Very nice portrait.

Nancy J said...

What a story, and fantastic finish for your portrait into quilt. And the others too, I am in awe. Cheers, Nancy J

Karen's Korner said...

Such lovely work. Almost a "mirror image".

Heidi said...

Sadie's pawtrait is purrrfect, my favorite yet! Love the expression you captured.
The story had me in stitches, especially Molly's contribution!

Key Elements said...

Sew Purrrrrrrfect. I love my little quilt inspector especially when she sits in front of my sewing machine. You did a fantastic job capturing her in fabric.