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Monday, August 15, 2011

Pets on a Quilt Show 2011

UPDATE
Voting is now open at SewCalGal's *Pets on a Quilt Show*

Don't forget I am number #18 Southern Style and have entries in every catagory, so you can vote for me if you like what you see here... 

Categories for voting are 

- Dog on quilt/Dog theme

- Cat on quilt/Cat theme

- Other pet on quilt/other pet theme

- Best EQ pet theme quilt design

- Best Art Quilt
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My Pet on a Quilt Show Entries
You read my post announcing the coming of the Pets on a Quilt Show and the time is here.
Please enjoy your trip into my world of Pets on a Quilt


This is a quilt I had made for my Mother In Law for her Birthday, as I was trying to photograph it for my album my Pomeranian Puppy decided that she needed to be part of the picture.. 



 Most of my photos this year will be featuring the Quilts I make for Charity.  I belong to The World of Charity Stitchers, a Yahoo group of cross stitchers who stitch squares and send to me to be made into a quilt that will go to a nursing home.  Our group sends quilts and tote bags to Ill Children, Ronald McDonald House,  Nursing Homes, and  Cancer Patients.  We are a small group, but steadly growing in members.  Most of the quilts I make go to a nursing home. Here are a few that were delivered in July.. Seems like this go round of quilts was mostly Pets, good thing for me as I can enter the Pets on  a Quilt Show.

All the quilts I am showing were designed on my  Electric Quilt 7 software and cut out on the Accuquilt GO fabric cutter, sewn on my Janome sewing machine and quilted on my Bailey's quilting machine setup. These great tools along with my rotary cutter ruler make my job so easy..

This is the Cat Quilt  above is the Design I made on EQ 7 on the bottom is the finished quilt

We had so many Dog squares sent in I was able to make two quilts, I thought these lovely dog portraits made a wonderful quilt.. Again, my EQ 7 design on the top and the finished quilt on the bottom.  As you can see, when I design on EQ 7 I use the program as a guide, the fabric may or may not be the same, but most times the colors are similar.



This is my Silly Cow Quilt, I had surgery on my foot and was bored not being allowed to be up and moving, I found a site that had the silly cows and I was hooked, I stitched 5 of them, I think the members of the group stitched enough for two other  quilts, they are at another quilters being made, this quilt was all me.. again EQ 7 on the top and the finished quilt on the bottom

I had enough dog and cat squares left over from the quilts and decided to make a Dog/ Cat Quilt.  This was made for a member of our group who has serious medical issues.. She is a foster mom to dogs and cats and we knew this was the quilt for her. Again EQ 7 design on the top and finished quilt on the bottom

The Butterfly quilt is a work in progress, I know some may not think of butterflies as a pet, but as a child I caught catapillars every summer and put them in a jar, I fed them and gave them a lovely home to live in. I watched in amazement as they spun their coccoon, I watched as they emerged  and spread their beautiful wings.. I then opened their home and watched as they danced like ballerina's in the wind, going  from flower to flower gathering their food.   So the EQ 7 design in on the top and the first square is on the bottom.. Each member will stitch this butterfly pattern in the shades of their choice of colors, I will add a matching border. For my butterfly sample square  I choose Peach as it is one of my favorite colors.


Yet another Butterfly Quilt, this one was still in process when photographed, it has since been finished and given to a friend for her new baby.. It is what I call my cheater butterfly quilt, as the butterflies are  Embroidery machine appliques, first time I tried this type design and I used a faux attic window block to show them off..


I know this isn't a quilt, but the square was stitched  by a lady in my group and sent for the cat quilt.. I just couldn't cut up the lovely designed fabric the cat was stitched on, so instead I made it into a pillow and the lady who recieved it just loves it..

I hope you enjoyed my Pets on a Quilt Show entry...This year I have my Dog on a Quilt,  Dog Quilts, Cat Quilts, Other Pets quilts, HUMMM is a butterfly or a cow a pet, could be, EQ 7 Designs, Embroidery machine designs, Hand Stitched pets and I am a PR angel,
 can you tell I am really into the Pets on a Quilt show... 
So if you have a pet quilt or a pet on a quilt and you have a blog, get the camera out, take a picture, write a post and send the link to Darlene at http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-2011-pets-on-quilts-show.html   I can't wait to see what you have to show.. And if you don't have a Pet or a Quilt you can still have some fun by stopping by the show site and visiting all the wonderful blogs.

I almost forgot to mention that this year my Grand daughter Heather wanted to enter her Pets on a Quilt in the show.
Please stop by Nanbon's Corner Blog  and let Heather know how she did with her entry.




Have a great day and remember your not fully dressed without a little cat or dog hair accents.


54 comments:

Staci said...

What a sweet little dog. Your group has made some amazing things. I'm sure the recipients must be thrilled!

Connie said...

Your little Pomeranian is a cutie! Your quilts are beautiful and what a wonderful thing you are doing! Looks like EQ7 has really been handy for you to use.

Becky~ said...

To Cute!I lovee your cat quilts they are so adorable.

QuiltSue said...

You have shown some great quilts, and I love how many different categories you have covered in one post.

Threeundertwo said...

Your Pomeranian knows that purple best sets off the beautiful color of her coat.

What lovely quilts for a cause! I really enjoyed this post.

Thearica said...

Your baby is sweet! and that purple quilt is gorgeous!

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, you do have it all covered and with such beautiful quilts. I really like the butterfly one, maybe because I loved raising butterflies when I was a kid also. Thanks.

Stray Stitches said...

Your puppy is adorable! You have made some amazing quilts for so many worthy charities.

Sunnybec said...

Your quilts are lovely and it looks like your little dog likes them too!! Linda

Library Gal Quilts said...

Super adorable little Pom! I just love them! Nice quilts too!

ga447 said...

Your photo is adorable with your new baby. I love, love the quilt for MIL and again thank you for all the work you do for WOCS (you are a special loving person). You quilting is wonderful - the new machine comes in handy.

SewCalGal said...

Oh Bonnie, these are all wonderful photos of your sweet dog and your beautiful quilts. I also love seeing how you used EQ7 to design some too. And, while I wish you hadn't needed foot surgery, I'm glad it brought you to make the cut cow quilt too. Thanks for sharing. Just delightful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

wackywoman said...

Your puppy looks perfect on that quilt. It is as if it was made for her/him. So sweet.

Patty said...

I'm a cross stitcher but not a quilter so I love seeing how your beautiful quilts turned out. (I will have to look into that Yahoo group.) And your Pom is adorable!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great use of EQ for the pet quilts that came to fruition. Very nicely done.

Teje said...

Hi! Your Pomeranian is really sweet! I love all the great quilts you have made with animals!
Teje & Nero

andsewon said...

What a precious lil pom you have there! So sweet on the pretty purple quilt! All your charity projects are darling too.

Lee said...

Wonderful quilts! cute little Pom too!

LynCC said...

Those are some really terrific animal quilts - and your sweetie strikes the cutest pose!

Lesly said...

Great quilts! And I love your last comment - dog hair is my best accessory - never goes out of style (too bad it's not slimming)!

Barbara said...

What a sweety. We had a Pom when I was growing up. She was a sweet a smart dog.

paulette said...

Amazing quilts!
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Becky said...

Wonderful quilts with pets on them! Thanks for sharing!

hetty said...

Beautiful quilts! And your little Pom is so cute!

Joanna said...

You puppy is a doll. Love the quilt she is on, too.

Tonya said...

Wonderful quilts..what a nice idea for a charity!

Kim said...

Your dog is so cute. That's what my daughter would like if she could have a dog. We have way too many cats to take in anymore pets. Your quilt is beautiful.

Gladys said...

Your baby is sweet and your quilt are adorable!

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Bonnie, I will definitely vote for you on Saturday. Great job to spread the word for WOCS! I am amazed at the wonderful work you do with our cross stitch squares!

Kelli said...

What a cutie, and all of the quilt pictures are gorgeous!

Karen M said...

Beautiful quilts, great cause, cute puppy...what could be better?

Belinda said...

OOhh, what wonderful quilts! And your little dog is precious!

Snoodles said...

Love all your beautiful quilts, and your little pup is so cute, too!

Sand and Sunshine said...

We keep running into each other. I adored Heather's post surely a top read in my past two days of reading. Your purple quilt and puppy look simply picture perfect together.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cute little puppy. Very beautiful quilt for your MIL.

missknitta said...

What amazing quilts! Thank you for sharing them with us, and also for sharing the photos of your lovely Pomeranian!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow you have so many beautiful quilts, I love the dog prortrait one. And your dog is so cute too.

geni said...

Cute dog'lovely quilts!

Meet my dog at:
http://lapis-lazuli-q.blogspot.com/2010/05/zorans-memories.html

geni said...

Cute dog,lovely quilts!

Meet my dog at:
http://lapis-lazuli-q.blogspot.com/2010/05/zorans-memories.html

Rachel said...

I hope you win. I also hope I voted properly. You do great work, Rachel

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Great entry and good for you to make so many charity quilts!

Pat V. said...

Your puppy seems to be saying, "What do you mean it's not mine?"

Melissa said...

So many wonderful quilts!!

hueisei said...

Cute dog!! Fabulous quilts too :)
I voted for you :)

Julie Fukuda said...

The best thing about the weekly contests is getting to visit all the blogs. I have to admit if my dog sat on a quilt, there would be no quilt in the picture ... and when she got off, still no quilt because of the hair remaining. Thanks for posting your lovely quilt.

Janet said...

Your puppy is a real cutie! You have created so many lovely quilts too.

Dona said...

Absolutely wonderful as always Bonnie!

LethargicLass said...

the cows brought a smile to my face :)

Charity said...

Wonderful quilts!

Charity said...

Wonderful quilts!!

Charity said...

Wonderful quilts!!

Kathy T. said...

Your quilts are all just great ... especially that butterfly quilt. Beautiful colors. And your Pom puppy knew that its coloring set off the first quilt to perfection!

Jan said...

Congratulations on winning in the Pets on quilts contest! Well deserved!

Sverige said...

So cute..love hug your dog