2011 Pets on Quilts, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

After learning about the 2011 Pets on Quilts sponsored by sewcalgal I read all the entries that had been submitted through mid day Monday…45 of them in total. There are so many great stories of cats, dogs, and even bunnies; not to mention all the great quilty projects. There is so much love expressed in these posts at times it was overwhelming to read. There are a lot of angels among us.

So where should my Pets on Quilts story start?

Dutchess
Dutchess came first; a beautiful, loyal, and very smart white German Shepherd. Dutchess has been gone for sometime now, but I’m always reminded of her when I see someone walking their white shepherd. For me there will never be another Dutchess. She never knew my sewing path would move to quilting, but she enjoyed the comfort on my bed with Grandma’s quilts.  I've had a quilt made by my Grandma since I was a child.


Kaos
Let’s fast forward to 1999 when Kaos came into our home. A beautiful tiny Abyssinian kitten of 12 weeks (our first experience with a cat). We were on the hunt for this particular breed of cat because of its dog like traits. Kaos is every bit of her name which is also completely true of “Abys”. It’s this same year when my desire to quilt took shape. Kaos is sitting on my second quilt Happy to be Scrappy.  Learning how involved a cat can be…it was ever apparent I needed to keep my tools and notions away from her inquisitive and playful soul.

Komotion
In 2000 at 10 weeks Komotion (KoKo for short) joined our happy family. Kaos quickly became friends with KoKo (like he had any choice). Here he is basking in the sun on the more recent Kapella.  He’s rambunctious too, but a bit more skeptical to attempt any of the crazy antics of Kaos. When he does a Kaos type antic it takes a moment to realize it's him. Yes it’s hard to tell the two apart, but you know parents always can.



Kitty Kandy

Kevin

My quilting projects have included lots of cat theme; from quilts and garments to dolls.  Dogs, bunny, lamb, duck, frog, bears, whale, eagle, horse, chicken, penguin, reindeer, dinosaurs, sea horses, bugs, and a monster are also part of my projects. These quilts are in my home, gifted, donated to various charities, and commissioned.

Dancing with the Dogs
Kerry and I have made quilts for the annual “Fur Ball” that is the annual main fundraising event hosted by the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. This is our seventh year to donate. We delivered just this week Dancing with the Dogs for the 25th event that will be held this Saturday. Hopefully this will be a banner year for their “Fur Ball” with the quilt making a large contribution.

I have shown you just a few of my quilts with this post. Leave a comment to give me a chance to win some prizes (you can win too).  More can be seen on my Animal Theme Quilts Page on the side bar if you want to take a peek. Use the Home Page on the side bar if you want to return to this post.  Good luck to everyone!

34 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your Abys kitties - I understand the are a handful. Love the Kitty Kandy quilt!

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

I love Dancing with the Dogs. Snoopy always makes me feel so good! And your blog about the pets on quilts made me think of all my furry friends, past & present, and their influence on my quilt designs.

Have a super day!

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler
curlicuecreations.com

betty said...

What a great post, your Kaos and KoKo are beautiful. I agree, Duchess was the best. Good luck on your "Pet Quilts"

Thearica said...

I have never seen a white shepherd! He is beautiful!

QuiltSue said...

I have never seen a White GS, but she looks gorgeous. So do your cats, of course - can't have them feeling left out.

The Kitty Kandy quilt is great.

Gladys said...

Beatiful your babies!!

Kim said...

Your pets are all so cute and your quilts are beautiful.

Nanbon44 said...

I love Kitty Kandy, very unique

Sand and Sunshine said...

Wow lovely Abby.

Staci said...

I enjoyed seeing your lovely pets.
Your quilts are beautiful and so clever. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Beautiful pets, Kaos is so neat! You have wonderful pet quilts too!

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful, beautiful Duchess. White Shepherds are gorgeous and she certainly was. Abyssinian's have so much personality, I have a feeling they keep you laughing. Glad to see the donation quilt, I'm making one for a local cat shelter this year.

Becky said...

Great looking quilts and pets! Thanks for sharing with us!

LynCC said...

ooo What a striking kitty Kaos is!

Joanna said...

Beautiful pet pictures, and I love the cat quilt and the Snoopy quilt.

wackywoman said...

Gorgeous pets. Is your white shepard considered an albino? I have an albino dog. Pink eyes, nose, and mouth.

SewCalGal said...

What a fun entry in the Pets on Quilts show. Dutchess is so cute, Kaos, Komotion and all the others. Absolutely delightful. Love them all.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

Being a snoopy fanatic I love the Snoopy quilt!

Lesly said...

What beautiful cats - you are lucky to have such good friends!

Kelli said...

Love your quilts.. and what pretty kitties you have. :)

Belinda said...

Your quilts are very cute!! And your pets are too!

Snoodles said...

Haha! Love that kitty kandy quilt! Your babies are so cute, too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kaos has beautiful eyes. And KoKo is so cute!

Pat V. said...

Dancing with Dogs is such a fun quilt. Thanks for sharing your pets!

andsewon said...

What a beautiful pup Duchess was! Now KoKo and Kaos are very pretty too! Hope the Dancing With Dogs quilt brings in a lot it is awesome!

paulette said...

VERY CUTE!!
Paulette

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Your cat quilt is very fun. My Jada kitty thinks its the best! Thanks for sharing it.
Cheers,
Carolyn

Melissa said...

Love, love, love Kitty Kandy!

Talin's Corner said...

Love Kitty Kandy.

Janet said...

Love your kitties and I LOVE the Dancing with the Dogs quilt. It just rumbas!

LethargicLass said...

Kitty Kandy is such an awesome little quiltie :)

tpott said...

Hi, You wer my vote for best art quilt, good luck...

Jo said...

I am a Snoopy lover from way back. I eagerly awaited all the specials...Charlie Brown Christmas trees are still my favorite. Love the quilt.

Linda in Calif. said...

I had not heard of Abys before today. I do like the names you chose for them. And I just love the Kitty Kandy quilt! Too cute.