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,
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.