Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pets on Quilts Show 2011


SewCalGal is hosting another online Pets on Quilts Show with lots of fun prizes.  My kids and pets begged me to enter because it was so much fun last year seeing our wonderful pets and everybody else's online.   Click here or on the button at top of this post to see all the other entries.     
Viewers can vote for their favorite entries in several categories on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21.  We would love to receive votes in the "Dog Theme," "other pet theme" and, of course, "art quilt theme."   I'll post a reminder on Saturday and I'll probably get up on my soapbox and talk about the puppy mill legislation here in Wisconsin.  

 First up is Rosie, posed on a quilt I made a couple of years ago.  This was the first large quilt I quilted all by myself and when it was finished, I felt like a confident machine quilter.

 This was an art quilt I made featuring Rosie on on our front porch.  It was supposed to be the first in a series of "View From the Front Porch:Summer."  But I never made anymore in the series.  I suppose I may sometime.  It's only 12" by 12" but packed with stuff.





This is "Repeat," the leopard gecko and her dinner.  I 'splained all about her here.  This is another little quilt -- only 8 by 12 inches.  You can read all about this quilt here.
And, sadly, Rex, who was such a big part of my entry in the show last year, passed on to that big exercise wheel in the sky this past spring.  We miss him and his shiny black eyes and his whirring whiskers.   My daughter wants to acquire a new inhabitant for his cage, but I'm enjoying the quiet...

36 comments:

wackywoman said...

Rosie looks very sweet. I am a sucker for dogs. Love your quilts as usual.

Marilyn

Jan said...

Love your quilts. Rosie looks like a great dog.

paulette said...

Adorable...GORGEOUS quilts!!
Paulette

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful photo of Rosie on the quilt. Beautiful quilts.

marina said...

what a gorgeous girl!
I love the small quilt with Rosie on the porch.

Thearica said...

Rosie is beautiful! And View From The Front Porch is incredible! Did you do some crazy quilt stitching on that piece?

quilthexle said...

I just love how you incorporate animals in your art quilts !!

QuiltSue said...

Rosie looks as though she loves your quilting!

Gladys said...

Wonderful photo of Rosie and very cute quilt!

Kim said...

Your pets are so cute. The art quilt is gorgeous!

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilts and pets

Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh the quiet. I know about that. When we went on vacation in July I noticed it, but by the end of the week I was missing my furries like crazy. Our next vacation will be shorter!

Jan said...

Rosie is so beautiful and the little quilt with her in it is lovely too. Very special. I will go vote for your works! I might have to enter one myself, if I have time.

Teje said...

Hi! Rosie looks so adorable and I love your art quilts! Especially the one with Rosie!

Staci said...

What a beautiful dog! Your art quilt is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your pets and quilt with us.

Dana Gaffney said...

I certainly remember Rex from last year, so sorry to hear he's gone. Your quilts are gorgeous as is Rosie. Thanks.

Connie said...

Rosie looks so sweet!Love the quilt you made with her in it. Sorry to hear about Rex......enjoy your quite.

Becky said...

Love the quilt with Rosie on your front porch! Awesome quilts!

LynCC said...

Wow! I really love your "View from the Front Porch"

Joanna said...

Beautiful Rosie. Fabulous work on your quilts.

hetty said...

Rosie is adorable. I love your art quilts, especially the 'front porch' one with Rosie.

Snoodles said...

Ohhh, I love Rosie....she's so pretty! Love your porch quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Love your entry. All your furry kids and quilts are so beautiful. Very sorry to hear about sweet Rex.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

You have beautiful quilts...I am envious...I want to quilt like that! I think I shall become a new follower and see if I can gleam some of your creativeness. Plus I am a dog fanatic so any dog sightings is a plus!

Lesly said...

Rosie is gorgeous - and what a wonderful quilt of her on the porch!

Kelli said...

I love a dog on a quilt.. and your art quilts are gorgeous! :)

Belinda said...

Your quilts are amazing! Love this post!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Rosie looks so sweet. Beautiful quilt too :-)

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Your art quilt is great, but I really love your gecko. Sorry to hear about Rex. How long do you think you can convince your daughter that quite is better?

Pat V. said...

Your quilts are just beautiful. And Rosie on the quilt looks just like Rosie IRL!

andsewon said...

Rosie is a very pretty girl! Your tiny quilts are awesome!

Stitchin' time said...

I've already decided on my vote for the dog theme but as lovely Rosie looks a bit like my Flash, and Rosie's also in the Art Quilt, she'll have my vote this way :)!
Cheers,
RobynK

Talin's Corner said...

Rosie is beautiful and she has a beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics and scene that you used. I love the gecko quilt too. And RIP to Rex, he was so cute.

Karen M said...

You do such a nice job with animals. Love Rosie on the front porch. She's beautiful, and so is the quilt!

Janet said...

Fabulous art quilts! You have such a variety of pets - all so sweet, except maybe the lizard, I'd have to call him handsome. :)

LethargicLass said...

So sorry to hear about Rex... love the quilt of Repeat!