Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pets on Quilts!


SewCalGal is hostessing a Pets on Quilts online quilt show through August 21st. Well, I love pets on quilts, so I had to enter it with an oldie but goodie of mine.
This quilt is entitled "There's a Schnauzer on My Quilt!" I started this quilt back in 2005 at a Billie Lauder workshop held by our guild and finished it in 2006. I modified Billie's pattern a bit to make it a Miniature Schnauzer complete with 3-D eyebrows and a long floppy tongue (just like my wee Gator, who loves to lick people's teeth).

I hand quilted this quilt and gave it to Michelle, my husband's ex-stepdaughter for the birth of her first son Arjuna. Back in the day, my hubby and Michelle's mom had a fabulous schnauzer, Cindi, a little darling and when I met her, it was love at first sight. Cindi's life was cut short by diabetes, but her memory lives on and on.

18 comments:

Staci said...

What a great quilt! The dimensional touches are inspired! Thanks for sharing the quilt and it's story with us!

QuiltSue said...

I love this, and making the eyebrows 3-D was so clever. Thanks for showing us.

Nanbon44 said...

so cute, and what a wonderful gift

hetty said...

Cute quilt! What a thoughtful gift!

wackywoman said...

I love love your Billie quilt. I have a mini schnauzer. Boy they can really steal your heart in a jiffy can't they?

Diane H said...

Amazing job, a real sweet quilt!

SheilaC said...

I love your quilt, the 3D effects are wonderful!!
I love little schnauzers!

Thanks for sharing :)

SheilaC

SewCalGal said...

Briliant. Just love your quilt. Such a special story. I'm sure Cindi would have loved this quilt. How nice to be able to have this special quilt in her honor.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Nina-Marie said...

wow what a nice twist on a traditional quilt - great job!!

Becky said...

Love your quilt! Thank for sharing!

Janet said...

What a great quilt and sweet story behind it!

Stormy Days said...

Love that quilt and what a thoughtful gift.

Kim said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the pattern.

Nancy Sue said...

What a cute quilt of the tooth-licking pooch! Too funny!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Talin's Corner said...

Love the quilt. I especially like how the colors of the doggy stand out against the blue/yellow/white of the quilt.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

What a great quilt. You did a fabulous job.

Nancy Sue said...

This quilt is sooo inviting. Poochie's ready to play! Thank you for sharing this quilt and the story behind it :)
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Linda said...

Are you taking a break from blogging? Are you okay?
Lurking Linda