Sunday, October 30, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival



I'm including my favorite quilt in the quilt festival; The Secret LIfe of Mrs. Meatloaf.  Several years ago I made a quilt featuring my cat Sam, it was called My Cat Sam and What He Dreams About at Night.  In it, Sam was surrounded by pictures of birds, mice, fish and his sister Mrs. Meatloaf (he loved to chase her around).  Once I finished his quilt, I realized that to be fair I needed to make one for Mrs. Meatloaf.






Now, Mrs. Meatloaf was a very soft, affectionate kitty but she was definitely lacking in  brains and personality.    I figured that in her dreams, she had a personality and the name for her quilt came to me in a flash.  Sometimes I struggle and struggle to come up with a name for a quilt but this one was easy.  Once I had the name it inspired the quilt and I tried all kinds of things I had never tried before: embroidery with fat thread in the bobbin,  Angelina fibers, glitter, beads, and three-dimensional flowers.






Here's a picture from the quilt label of the real Mrs. Meatloaf looking at her quilted self.  Mrs. Meatloaf has gone on to Kitty Heaven, so I treasure her quilt.





Check out the rest of the quilts at Amy's blog: http://amyscreativeside.com/2011/10/28/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2011/


20 comments:

  1. That is such a wonderful, whimsical totally so cute quilt!!!! What a great way to remember her.

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  2. I LOVE your post--both the quilt and the story behind it!! Mrs. Meatloaf was lucky to immortalized by such a talented quilter!!

    Deb

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  3. Your quilt look great so cute, congratulations:)

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  4. My 2 fave things cats and quilts! both are beautiful :D

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  5. What a lovely name for a cat and a quilt to go with it. Was she channeling Carmen Miranda in her dreams? Her neck fur is particularly fluffy looking. Great work!

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  6. What a great story and quilt!

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  7. Love the quilt and the story behind it! Very nice! 8-)

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  8. So much fun! LOVE that the REAL cat got to show off too!!!!

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  9. Very nice work Quil :))

    http://szabonemarika.blogspot.com/

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  10. How fun--both the quilt and the story!

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  11. What a wonderful quilt!! You captured her so perfectly, and the label is inspired.

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  12. Wonderfull quilt ans wonderfull story!!!

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  13. The story was as much fun as the quilt - thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love the photo of Mrs. admiring herself. What a delightful quilt. Very whimsical and what a great way to be able to keep her close.
    Come see my entries #29 miniature applique reproduction and #31 antique 1850 Bethlehem Star.

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  15. Hi Jan. I am still working my way throughthe festival quilts.
    I have had a smile on my face all the way through reading your post. I have enjoyed the story behind the quilt and like the thought that you were inspired to try a lot of new ideas to embellish the quilt.
    I love the final result with the design, beautiful colours and interesting detail.
    A thoroughly delightful quilt.

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  16. I am so in love with this quilt, I think it's just brilliant and beautifully executed! What an outstanding tribute to a lovely kitty!

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  17. Too cute and fun! Love your vibrant piece and fun name for it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  18. I love your cat quilt. It's gorgeous!!

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