Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quilts in Use IV


Ok, really this is a poorly veiled desire to show off my cat. This cat's mother was in labor when her owner took her to the vet & gave the instructions to just destroy the kittens - she didn't want them. Luckily, the vet tech did, so she took them home and bottle fed them every two hours, around the clock, with the help of her mother, until they were old enough to eat on their own. That vet tech was the sister of a friend and that's how I ended up with Snick. (Snicky Doo.) I want to just go on & on about how wonderful this cat is - how I go to sleep every night with him against my chest purring, but even cat lovers would soon get bored. 


So I'll show you a better pic of the quilt instead:




This was the first quilt I made last year. After tons of online research into the how-to's, I thought I was ready.  So I picked up a couple of flannel fat quarter packs at Joann's and just dove right in. It was a nap quilt for my daughter for a while, and it did a great job of warming her in the car last winter. Despite my newness at the craft, the only thing I did wrong on this simple quilt was the binding. It took me a few tries to really understand the online tutorials and so I basically have too fat, only one layer of fabric binding on this quilt. I'm ok with that. 

24 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt for your first try. Just super. What a loss it would have been if Snick had been destroyed. He looks like a love.

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  2. Lovely quilt- am a novice myself, but this quilt is simly stunning. Would never have known if you hadn't said a thing! Your model is stunning too- am owned by dogs and know that I bore fellow dog lovers so have at it !

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I had a similar experience with one of our cats who died two days after giving birth to her kittens. We "foster-raised" 3 baby kitties with bottles and formula from the Vet...and they all made it!

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  4. Snicky Doo...LOVE the name...and your first quilt is GREAT - bindings can be done so many ways...YOU DID GOOD!!!

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  5. Hard to believe a cat owner would do that. Thank God for that vet tech. Snicky Doo is a sweetheart! Love the quilt too :-)

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  6. I think you are absolutely correct to show offg both cat and quilt!

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  7. like your cat and quilt. I am only on my third quit and still learning.

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  8. I am so glad that the vet tech was sensible. Love the quilt too.

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  9. What a great story!!! Darling quilt too.

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  10. Love the colours of your quilt!! Kitty is very sweet too!

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  11. I'm blown away by all the kitty & quilt love! Thanks guys!

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  12. I don't think cat lovers would get bored! More pics of Snick!!! That quilt is great for such a trial-and-error quilt and looks like it is approved by all :o) Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  13. What a sweet story about getting your kitty. I am glad you gave her a good home.

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  14. I hope you gave the Vet Tech a medal because people that really care about animals are hero's to me. I love your Snick and you could have gone about him. Your quilt is wonderful especially for a first. Great job. Thanks.

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  15. What kind of callous person could do that? I'm glad you got Snick!

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  16. Snicky Doo is such a doll! Love your quiltie, too! Great job!

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  17. What a wonderful person the tech is! And you got a wonderful for your whole life friend.

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  18. Nice cat and wonderful quilt. The blog hop is lots of fun- hope you meet lots of new quilters and pets.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  19. Both Snicky Doo and your quilt are lovely. I really love pink and chocolate together.

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  20. This is a great snuggle quilt for your daughter.

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  21. Both the quilt and Snicky Doo are lovely.

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