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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Please Vote for This!


There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
— Sophia Loren




Hi there.............I am posting today to ask you to vote for "Josh's Kitty Quilt".  This is one of my favorite quilts........the one I made for my son and that features our two Kitties, Lucy and Tinkerbell in the center block.  I have entered it in Quilting Gallery's Pet Quilts Quilter Show.  I would appreciate your vote beginning at Quilting Gallery on Friday, (August 15).  Click here!



 Miss Lucy Matilda was the very first cat that ever owned me......yes, I admit it. Before Lucy I didn't really like cats....and, when I got her,  it was only so she could keep the field mice population down at the country house where I was living.

I explained to Miss Lucy that her job was to kill the mice and she would be allowed in the house every so often.......(this, I explained while Lucy was doing figure 8's around my legs)........eventually Lucy made her way to my lap, onto the furniture, and definitely into my heart......she was with me for 19 years before she crossed Rainbow bridge.............She is represented by the two gold cats on the quilt......
The two gray cats on the quilt are in honor of Miss Tinkerbell....who we "rescued" from a water drain at the grocery store......well, to be honest....when we stopped to "save" her......Tinkerbell had already hitched a ride under our car and came home with us......we are happy to still have Miss Tinker with us at the ripe young age of 15.......


The quilt is an adaptation of the  "Trip around the World" design using 5 inch charms throughout, excepting the large center block with the tessellating kitties, their tails curling into a snails trail block. In keeping with the theme,I added 4 more snails trails blocks.
 The quilt measures about 60x80 (give or take) 

Thanks for your vote!



 

5 good friend(s) left a comment:

Needled Mom said...

Your quilt is really lovely, Ida, and such a nice addition to the parade.

It's nice to know that there are more people who are owned by their pets.

Hilachas said...

That's one of my favorite quilts that you've made. I love how those cat's tails inter-twine in the middle. Of course I'll vote for your beautiful cat quilt :) (If I remember on Friday....)

shez said...

gorgeous Ida.xx

Maria said...

lovely Cat Quilt...

Missy Shay said...

I'm sorry I missed it! I was out of town last week without any internet! I love your quilt!