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/