Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Favorite Quilt Show!

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to learn that I love the Quilts on Pets quilt show.  In support of Padsworth's Project and Lilypad Quilting I thought I would share a little about my foster cat Smokey.

Smokey was a stray who found himself in a high-kill shelter a couple of weeks ago where he was scheduled to be euthanized because he was older, had some missing teeth, and an "odd" tail.  Lucky for Smokey he had a shelter angel who thought he was very special and sought out the help of a rescue.  His second angel came in the form of a rescue that was willing to take a chance on such a sweet boy.

It turns out Smokey is super loving, purrs up a storm, kneads like there is no tomorrow, and is just one heck of a wonderful cat.  Oh, his tail is a bit shorter than the average kitty tail and it has a kink in it which is a recessive gene in the Siamese cat.  You see Smokey is a Blue-Point Balinese which is a medium/long-haired Siamese.

Smokey is a snuggle-bunny and what could be more appropriate than a Siamese cat quilt to snuggle up with.  Here is checking out my Temple Guardians quilt which is a Story Quilts pattern.

Smoky is just learning all about cats and quilts and it's a good thing Buffy and Mittens, also former shelter kitties, know all about being a supervisor when it comes to quilting.

I entered my Temple Guardians quilt in our guild's quilt show last month and it ended up taking third place in its category.  The visitors to our show voted on the quilts and I thought is was wonderful they liked my quilt.

Now here is the funny part about my quilt.  After it was pieced together and right before I started to machine quilt it I noticed I had put the blocks together in the opposite order from the pattern.  Oh well, no big deal, but wait there's more.  While the quilt was hanging in the quilt show I noticed one of my blocks was upside down--LOL!!!  Thankfully, it is the block with the kitty curled up so it's not that noticeable, but it sure made me chuckle.

If you are in the Central Ohio area and an interested in learning more about Smokey (aka Bali), please visit Persian Purebred Purrbaby Rescue to learn more about him.


Be sure to visit all of the pets on quilts at Lily Pad Quilting.


pets on quilts
 

Cheers!

Debi






30 comments:

  1. Smokey is beautiful. Congrats on your Temple Guardian quilt. It is very pretty.

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  2. Smokey is adorable and I love your quilt

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  3. Love your baby- he reminds me of my Blue Smoke Persian Max, who has been at the RainbowBridge since 2008. Wonderful quilt too!

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  4. That is a lovely story...Smokey is just beautiful. Our cat was also a stray who came to us pretty much emaciated...several vet dollars later she completely owned us. By the way, the quilt is great...just love it.

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  5. Helloooo ~ Let me introduce myself, I am Sweet William The Scot, and I am taking the tour of the quilts. I am more of a dog blogger, but I have made three quilts in my lifetime. I live in Ohio also, Cincinnati is my town. Your We are Siamese if you please quilt is adorable. We love rescue, I got rescued.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  6. What a gorgeous quilt and models! Your cats are beautiful! Funny story about the block placement :-) I amaze myself sometimes with what I don't see that I've done!

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  7. Beautiful quilt and beautiful cats.

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  8. Smokey is gorgeous and I've done the upside block thing too and only noticed after quilting. Makes me smile every time I look at it. Good luck in the cat category!

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  9. Your quilt is great and so is Smokey.

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  10. Beautiful story and Smokey is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  11. Hi Debi I think Smokey is lovely and your quilt is fantastic, don't notice the block the wrong way round, it just makes it more special! Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  12. I enjoyed reading your story. I'm glad there are people who will go and rescue these sweethearts. I am allergic to cats but have one named Lilly who I adore. Beautiful pets and quilts you have.

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  13. They are all so adorable! I think rescue pets make the best pets. they are always so loving. Good luck in the contest. Oh and i love your quilt upside down block and all.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm
    I am cat#84

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  14. Love the quilt -- it's gorgeous, even with an upside down block!

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  15. Hi Debi! Your cat quilt is lovely and I also love your British quilt in your blog header. My neighbors had a persian cat when I was little, she was so sweet. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Nancy at PugMom Quilts!

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  16. Love your cats and your quilt.

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  17. So glad you gave Smokey a forever home...he is purrrfectly beautiful! Thanks for joining our party!
    Love, Snoodles

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  18. Smokey is beautiful! We always adopt the older cats too, they make the best cats!
    I pinned your quilt!

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  19. what beautiful babies you have there. I want a Persian cat but my hubby doesn't like the "mushed" face -- I think it's adorable. Great rescue story as a fellow rescuer I can totally relate.

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  20. Smokey has found a lovely home and some beautiful quilts!

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  21. I enjoyed reading about your sweet Smoky. I had a seal point Siamese that also had a kink in her tail. My boys loved her never the less I couldn't love on her is once my eyes would swell shut by petting her! I am originally from Canton, Ohio.

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  22. Sweet smokey is just adorable as well as your other helpers. Purrfect helpers.

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  23. What a cute bundle of fluff - just love the blue eyes !

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  24. What a wonderful story about Smokey! He's a gorgeous cat. Such a shame how many cats are lost every day. I wish we could find loving homes for all of them!

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  25. I love Smokey's rescue story. :) And what a great companion to have added to your home. Your quilt is wonderful - I actually like your layout a wee bit more than the pattern's original.

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