Pets on Quilts: Wheel Estate

Pets on Quilts 2017

Good morning, and welcome to the Three Cats Ranch. Smitty and Sadie here. Today we want to show you our mom's first entry into the Greatest Show on Earth, The Pets on Quilts Show, 2017.

Saaaaaaaaadddddiiieee! We have some work to do. We need to tell the humans about our mom's entry into the Pets on Quilts Show!

Sheesh, Smitty, you don't need to yell, I'm right here. Is this the quilt?

Yes, and we need to give it a once over and show the people its best propurrties. Furst of all, this quilt is named "Wheel Estate." Get it? Our mom is such a card.

Oh, Smitty, that is the worst joke ever. It's empurrassing when she says stuff like that.

Okay, well, let's just subject it to our most purrsnickety testing, shall we? Furrst...the toe test.

Okay, I call this test the purromenade with the allemande left test. You first step right, then glide left with your left paw.

Pawsome dance moves, Smitty. It feels purretty good on my toes. 

Why don't you purrform the scratch test, while I purrceed to the next opurration.

 Okay, well, let's paws here for a moment, Sadie and put it through its paces with the spa test. 

(lick, lick, lick)

(snorfle, snuffle)

(lick, slurp, bite, bite, bite)

Hm...what's hidden under here...

Oh, purrdon me...I got a little distracted there. It's a purroblem when you're a macho working cat like I am. Sometimes I get cocklepurrs in my furs.

Let's see, now where were we?

Oh yes, now, Sadie...these weird campers our mom quilted into this border have always purrplexed me.

There is no window, so where do the cats put their catio? 

Well, Smitty, I do appurreciate your purrsition on this.

On the other paw, this is my favorite place fur purrforming the snuggleability test. It garners top marks for snuggleability.

Okay, well, we should really tell the humans about the game they can play on this quilt. I call it "Where's Waldo with Cats." 

Even though our Mom used Amy Bradley's "Campers" pattern for this quilt, she purrsonalized it by adding a cat to every block. So, let's give it a try, shall we? Let's show the people all the blocks on the quilt and see if they can find the cat in each one. 

And, Sadie, no hints. And pointing with your paws!

Our mom really knows cats, doesn't she, Smitty? She has the cats doing what cats do best.

But she also likes those Oregon State Beavers, Sadie. This is her "Go Beavs!" block.

This cat is my favorite...it's the "born free" cat, Smitty. That's how I was before I came to live at the Three Cats Ranch.

This one is more my style, Sadie...relaxing in a chair. Oops...I think I just gave a hint.

This one knows what we wish for when we're traveling, Sadie. 

Smitty, this cat needs a catio!

There must have been catnip involved in this next quilt block, Sadie. Anyone can tell that cat is high.

Okay, Smitty. Well, I think there are still a couple of more tests to purrform on this quilt before we give it our final appurroval.

Furst...there's the lapability test. Check.

This is our most uncompurromising test since it must be purrformed both over and under.

Finally, Sadie...the tandem quilt-sitting test. And I believe this one passes with flying colors.

Okay then...this quilt may be entered with the kitties' Seal of Appurroval. It is definitely up to the highest-minded purrinciples of the Pets on Quilts Show!

Our judges have spoken. This is my quilt, "Wheel Estate." It was made for the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. It's fusible machine applique and free motion quilted on my Babylock Mid-arm machine. The pattern is Amy Bradley's "Campers" pattern, and it finishes up at 39 x 57 inches, putting it into the lap quilt category. As you can see, kitties like it for its many virtues, and I hope you like it too. We're entering this quilt in the Cats on a Quilt category.

 Here's how it looks from the back.

You can find my other entry into the Pets on Quilts show right here.

Now head on back there to the Pets on Quilts show and give my fellow pet quilters some great quilty love, purrs, barks, and chirps...or however you give voice to your cheering.

30 comments from clever and witty friends:

Debbie said...

Congrats, Cats! Great job on showing off for Mom. This quilt is all smiles from me!

Cathy said...

Awesome - I mean Pawsome - quilt. And Smitty and Sadie are cute as always! Cathy (and Darla, the Quilting Cat!)

Charlotte M. said...

Those cats sure do a good job. Such hard workers. Great quilt too.

works4me said...

Wonderful narrative, kitties.

allthingzsewn said...

Too cute and love the quilt. good luck

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm purrfectly Smitten! Sorry Sadie, I can't come up with anything remotely original fur you! But you both have a hilarious writing style! I hope you know how lucky you are to have a mom who let's you test every single quilt she creates!

claudia said...

Such a purrfect purresentation of the quilt. Cats know best, that is fur sure!

Susie Q said...

What lovely cats and the quilt is wonderful. It is my sort of caravaning!!!!! Hugs, Susie x

Heide said...

You have two of the most perfect quilt inspectors. What cuties. The quilt is just adorable, love the little cats at each trailer. So cute!

WoolenSails said...

I love how you added a kitty to each one and who you placed them, that is so much fun and perfect for the contest.


Ioleen said...

A great post. Love the quilt and the inspectors are outstanding. Think they deserve a couple of treats.

Dana Gaffney said...

You guys did a great job showing off Mom's beautiful quilt!

Kathe Gardner said...

WOW - purfrefectly beautiful - as all your work is. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Well, Smitty and Sadie, you got my vote.

kc said...

Oh my God, y'all crack me up! You've won my heart AND my vote! Love these guys...all the campers AND the kitties! Nice job on the applique and quilting! How'd you get those little kitties in each block? Did you cut them out of a cat-themed fabric, or make them individually? Your stitching around each item is absolute purrr-fection!

Rosemary Rivas said...

Love your cat in every block in that FANTASTIC quilt!

Auntiepatch said...

Please give the Inspectors a big hug from Auntie Patch. They make great models!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Your Sadie looks just like my Liffey!

Words fail with this quilt- so, do you want my mailing address now or after the contest?

Karen said...

Smitty and Sadie you are beautiful models and show your mom's quilt perfectly! Your mom did a fantastic(as always) job on the quilt. You are sure to win a ribbon for this one. It's just too cute.
This was the best HBO yet.

Brown Family said...

I am not sure I would want Smitty and Sadie judging my quilts!

Olka said...

Quality confirmed by the best testers! :) Purrfect work, I really love it!

Kate said...

Smitty and Sadie certainly know their quilts!

Louise said...

What a clever and creative quilt! The teensy cats are so adorable. Your two kitties are so sleek and handsome!

quiltzyx said...

What incredible tour guides to the Wheel Estate quilt. Thanks again Sadie & Smitty!

Michele T said...

Oh wow! I love, love, love your quilt and your models are so adorable!!!

Lynette said...

Haha!! This is the best post, Barbara (er, Smitty)! I always have loved the kitties added to the blocks.

Debi said...

Adorable!!! I love adding the cat to each block--sew cute! Thanks for sharing.

Loris said...

Fun quilt and totally 'cat blessed' :-)

Monica said...

Fun quilt!

Missy Shay said...

I love your quilt and your kitties are so pretty!