Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cat on a quilt


Lily Pad Quilting has an annual link party called "Pets on Quilts" and this is the big week to join in. Seems like many quilters have furry quilt inspectors! Since many of my pieces get donated, I try my best to keep Angel off of them. But as you can see, I'm not always successful.


I realized that I never shared the finish of this quilt, which has actually been done for about four months. Last time I blogged about it, it was an unfinished flimsy with only the blue polka dotted border. It felt a little small, so I added the piano key border in bright pinks to help the triangle points pop out a bit. Many of the fabrics are Kaffe Fassett.


The border is a striped fabric, not pieced, and I quilted between each stripe to make it look pieced. That was actually quite tedious, and next time I think I'll just piece instead! The rest of the quilting is straight lines about 3/4" from the seams. This is a wild and busy quilt, but soft and snuggly. It hasn't named itself, either. Any suggestions?


You can see a little of the back in this arty-farty sky photo. It's a pretty abstract floral in all the same bright colors on a white background. There's also a bit of grey, which matches Angel's fur on the front. 


We're taking Angel to the kennel today as we will be out of town and off the boat for a week. I didn't have the heart to boot her off the quilt last night since she's on her way to cat jail. 

19 comments:

  1. Cat Jail...LOL...they do hate leaving us don't they! She is so pretty against the bright colors of this quilt. Enjoy your time off the boat. :)

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  2. Oh no - cat jail. We are lucky in our little dog loves the kennels - she gets to play with friends!. Cats always seem to want to lie on a new quilt it seems... Enjoy your land exploring...
    Hugz

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  3. Oh doesn't she look right at home on that beautiful quilt!! I love the colours and the clever "piano key" border. Good luck to Angel with her votes and I'm sure she'll be pleased to see you after her week in cat jail.

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  4. Poor Kitty! Lovely finsh though!

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  5. Pretty quilt! I love the colors!!! The second photo really frames the quilt nicely.

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  6. ahh I'm sure she will be looked after in cat jail. One of ours toleraleted kennels well the other dog was quite put out and let us know all about it!

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  7. Cats and quilts just seem to go together. Poor kitty.

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  8. Angel is just leaving a little fur so that you know it passed inspection! LOL

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  9. Kitty is looking mighty comfortable!

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  10. I love that bright, beautiful quilt & I see it has passed inspection. Can Angel take a kitty quilt to jail so she will feel at home?

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  11. Poor Angel; feel so bad that we can't explain these necessities of jail from time to time to the poor souls. Love this bright and happy quilt! I pegged it as Kaffe right from first sight. How about Sea Glass Swirl for a name? The piano keys border was spot on (LOL) and ya, I hear you on the tedious, even though it appears to be a snap, quilting you did there. It was worth it though. Good luck to Angel!

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  12. Poor thing - cat jail! When she's released, she deserves lots of quilty sleeping time!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, love those bright colours!!! It's so painful to put them in the dreaded cat jail...but they always are so happy for all the extra attention afterwards!

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  14. Beautiful Angel and a beautiful quilt! Cat jail sounds terrible, I hope there's lots of treats when she comes back home :)

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  15. Beautiful quilt and so is Angel! Kitty jail--oh no! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful quilt! So fun to see you again this year. Angel is looking sweet as ever :-)

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  17. 1) Angel is adorable
    2) You live on a boat!! That banner pic with the three quilts hanging from rails is completely the bomb!
    3) I really like the 3-tone piano key border you added for the quilt. It did an excellent job of complementing the stars.

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  18. Neat idea to use the striped fabric for the border to mimic a piano key border, I will have to remember that. How does Angel handle the motion of the boat? I think our cats would hide all the time if we tried to take them out on the water.

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