09 October 2009

Blogger quilt festival - autumn 2009

Hello ...
Come on ...
Step a bit closer ...

Have a seat, will you? It's time for a bit of show and tell:

I want to show you my cats in the garden quilt. It is made of thrifted cotton shirts and linen trousers, vintage kimono silk, homespuns, a bit of velvet, and some japanese fabric from my stash.

The quilt measures about 70" * 82" , is hand stitched over 6" batting squares (a bit like english paper-piecing, my technique), and hand-quilted using a sheet for backing and binding (folded to the front). I started working on this in april 2008, and finished the quilt the summer of 2009.

If you want to read more about this quilt, I have posted about it earlier.

It is now up on the wall in our living room, hanging on little clips in an old fashion curtain slider fashion. This way it is easy to replace and switch the quilts by season. Not all quilts are made for beds. Not in my house, that is...

Thank you Spirith Cloth for inspiration on using different kinds of fabric, and also for your wonderful cats in cloth!

Also, thank you Amy, for hosting this wonderful quilt show, no traveling cost, no entrance fee, just take your time and travel the list as much as you like!

53 comments:

Anne said...

What a great quilt! So nice to see an animal themed quilt that is in more muted colors!

The Calico Cat said...

LOVE IT!

MichelleB said...

I just love this quilt. It is so, so cute.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

I am so glad you described what you used to create your quilt. I often check in on Spirit Cloth and she really has a different creative approach. I am going to get brave one day and start using some antique linens and things I have inherited.

I cannot believe these mellow "Photo Op" kittys you have. They know exactly how to pose.

Penny

Kaye Prince said...

So cute, you did a great job!

Chase said...

Love your quilt! It's cute!

Carol said...

Your cat quilt and real kitty both made me chuckle :)

tirane93 said...

very nice! the random kitty blocks are just superb!

Zonnah said...

I LOVE it!

Sara said...

That's a cute quilt! Love it!

Rhondi said...

I love your quilt and your cats!
happy quilting, Rhondi

Melissa said...

Well, as soon as I saw that cute cat block I was taken. Knowing that it is thrifted, I am inspired!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing.

Mrs Moen said...

Love the quilt, and your cats are always so incredible cute! Modeling cats...

Gene Black said...

I love your cats, both "in the garden" and in the chair!

Melody said...

Your quilt is all kinds of cute!

Quiltluver said...

How cute. I love seeing cats and quilts. They are such fun to have around.

Mrs Moen said...

Oh, Marit, your cats are so cute; both the ones on the wall and the ones in front!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

ha! love that first photo with (real)cat and quilt.. very nice! I don't think i had seen that one before.

Allie said...

This is FABULOUS!!! I want to try one now in all different fabrics - you're inspiring! Love the kitty pics too, how sweet.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

The thrifted and repurposed fabrics work nice together. Sweet cat too.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. The little kitty blocks are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

So very cute! What an amazing job you have done to hand stitch this quilt. A huge inspiration.

Rita

Carol said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the little cat faces and I usually prefer more traditional styles but you did a great job!

Amanda said...

I love this post! Your cat is adorable and your quilt is fantastic.

I, too, believe that not all quilts are made for beds. My quilt festival entry is seasonal and hangs behind my couch.

Thanks for sharing with us!

Rene' said...

My daughter would love your cat quilt. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltSue said...

What a fun quilt. I love the cat blocks, and the real ones.

paula, the quilter said...

Ah, Marit. I love, love, love this quilt. And it is so very unlike your usual color choices.

qusic said...

I love your cat quilt and the idea of using thrifted clothes, I have still some worn striped shirts from hubby...........

Miri said...

Very cute!

quiltmom said...

I love your cat quilt - the fabrics are fabulous and the quilt is so fun. You did a great job.
There are so many wonderful quilts in the show- I am having a great time viewing all the different quilts and reading their stories.
Hope you are enjoying it too.
Regards,
Anna

Carin said...

It is so darling!

sewpam63 said...

Geez, this is SEW cute! And, I LOVE your cats too!!! ; ) I enjoy sewing with unconventional materials and fabrics...thrifted, reclaimed, repurposed, whatever. It's lovely!

belinda said...

Cute quilt...cute cat....life is good!!!

Rebekah said...

so darling! I love your little kitty blocks :)

My kitties would love to have a quilt like this :)

SewCalGal said...

Delightful quilt. Love your cat and quilted cat blocks.

Thanks for participatng in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Love your quilt and all the different repurposed fabrics!

kameleonquilt said...

I really liked this quilt, - cute and stylish at the same time. Thank you for sharing :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very cute! Love the quilt.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

I love these little kitties both the real and quilted ones!

nicolette said...

Wonderful quilt and kitty!!

upstateLisa said...

wonderful! I can see how Spirit Cloth would have been inspiring to you!

My name is Wendy . . . said...

I love your unique sense of design . . . Thank you for sharing with us!
Great to see some really individual approaches to patchwork!
Cheers

Amy - Park City Girl said...

This is such a fun quilt! I love all the different fabrics you have in there :)

Vivian said...

Making such a personal quilt from such a variety of fabrics takes talent. Lovely work!

ParisMaddy said...

This is one of the cutest quilts I've seen!

Quilty Ramblings said...

a cat introducing a cat quilt.....

brilliant!!

Deborah said...

Love your quilt and your cats! It's also nice to see someone else using repurposed fabric.

Suzanne said...

Very cute! I love that you used all thrifted/stash fabric.

Love 2 Quilt said...

So cute, and your cats are lovely to model for you

corry said...

What a wonderful quilt, so cute with the kitty blocks!

Diane said...

How sweet! This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and glad I stuck with going through the quilt fest and got to see it!

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