Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cats and Dogs - Part 9

So here are the rest of the quilts that were done using the paper pieced cat and dog blocks that we traded back in September. What is really interesting is just how different all the quilts look.

The first quilt to be presented last night was the one made by Kathi who unfortunately wasn't able to be with us. She picked Jennifer's name and this is the quilt she made for her and it was fully finished including the quilting. The border fabric really sets the cat and dog blocks off nicely and Kathi had some nice detailing of some scattered circles from the outer border fabric in the inter border. I didn't get a picture of the back because my camera decided to act up with a battery change and then a memory card full issue but it was made of some wonderful paw print and dog bone fabrics.

After Kathi's quilt was presented, I presented the quilt I made for Kathi which you can see on the previous post. Next was Jennifer who had picked my name and she did a wonderful job show casing the cats and dogs and then adding some personal touches that reflect Fergie and Jordie. In the top row is the apartment building that we live in and Fergie and Jordie are looking out the window. They love to play with stuffed mice so in the corners are little mice.

Then on the back are portraits of Fergie and Jordie surrounded by little mice. What an adorable touch.

Next came Joan who had picked Bernice's name. She made a wall hanging sized quilt which was also finished including the quilting but Joan still had some embellishment work left to do. I don't know if you will be able to see some of the details if you click on the quilt, but there were some adorable embellishments already on the quilt. Things like a pair of scissors, a bow made from measuring tape ribbon, a fire hydrant, etc.

Then Bernice presented her quilt which was for Cathy. Yes we have 2, one with a C and one with a K so at least we can keep our Cathy/Kathi's straight. Cathy has been busy with her cottage so Bernice added a paper pieced cottage as well as a fire hydrant to the mix.

Cathy has a pet boxer and Bernice found this boxer fabric that will become the back of the quilt.

Next up was Cathy who picked Charlene's name and she has a Cairn Terrier named Brodie who loves a treat called Greenies. So Cathy went to the local pet store to find out about Greenies and then she took a dog bone paper pieced pattern and modified it and made a Greenie which is in the top right hand corner. Very nice touch.

Next was Charlene who had Beth's name and she has 3 cats. (Sorry about the end table in the last 2 pictures but I didn't notice it until I was downloading the pictures to my computer last night)

Charlene found the series of fabric called 'XOXOXO, The Cat' collection by Wendy Slotboom for In The Beginning fabrics in the blue / brown colourway which is Beth's favourite colours. Charlene also paper pieced mice in the corners of the quilt and her quilt was also fully completed and hand quilted.

Finally it was Beth's turn and she had picked Joan. Joan is another dog lover, boxers to be specific. Beth added some paper pieced dog houses with dogs inside the dog houses and she had some cute dog house fabric in addition to the pieced dog houses.

So there are all the cats and dogs quilts. We had a fun evening last night but now it's back to work for several of us who still have to get our quilts quilted in time for the York Heritage Quilt Guild meeting on Tuesday April 20th when our group will be "Quilter of the Month".


Marj said...

It is pretty neat how all the quilts are so different. They are all beautiful and so special to each recipient. Looks like everyone had fun.

Angelcat said...

What a lovely collection of quilts you ladies made. You're right they are all so different too!

hetty said...

All the quilts look amazing! I really like the way everyone personalized each quilt, making it special for the recipient. The fabrics were all beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

These really are different, surprisingly happily so. It's great how everyone took the extra time to add special touches to reflect the recipient.

LongIslandSue said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Each one is so unique and special. What a fabulous project and amazing gift for each of you!

Exuberant Color said...

Those quilts are so cute! That was a neat idea for your group.