Friday, August 1, 2014

My Pets On A Quilt

Pets on Quilts Show starts today over at Lilypad Quilting...
...so fun!

Be sure to check out all the links at Lilypad Quilting HERE!

I've been known to rescue animals on a few occasions and most of them end up staying for years.
I'm not sure, but I think stray animals see a nonexistent neon sign on my house that says,
"Lost or Stray Pets Welcome Here!"

During a recent blog hop I made a quilt that included almost all the names of my family's pets.
Using Amy Bradley's pattern, I created a quilt that makes me smile every time I look at it.

The front of the quilt has 11 dogs, 7 cats, a bunny, and an iguana, all made using Dr. Seuss fabrics,
including the Lorax fabrics. Each pet's name is hand embroidered on the appliqued collar.
Besides the dogs and cats, the quilt includes the names of our snakes, bunnies, hedgehogs and hamsters.
(Only a few hamsters made the list because there was only so much room on my quilt.)
It's a wonderful memory quilt of all our pets (minus the gazillion pet rats we had.)

The back of the quilt has a hedgehog, snake, my superpower label created by my grandson, and a hamster.

Bruster, a rescue dog, likes his name on the quilt

He also thinks it's his quilt to sleep under

I have a little giveaway in celebration of Pets On Quilts!
The winner will receive this fabric (almost three yards including the panel.)
Creepy Bunny will watch over it until the winner is chosen on August 11th.

The giveaway deadline has ended...
  1. Leave a comment with the name of a pet you had, have, or have loved.
  2. One comment per person.
  3. The giveaway can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. You don't have to be a follower to play along, but of course that makes me smile if you do.
  5. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on August 11thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on August 11th will not be included in the giveaway.
  6. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you! If you don't get a reply from me to your comment, you are a no reply blogger.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my Pet On A Quilt!

80 comments:

Kim said...

Your pet quilt is so adorable! What an awesome way to remember your pets. We have also rescued many cats and now we only have two left, Duchess and Goldie.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love this quilt (and the sweet model). As a farm we had many cats, but my fondest pet was the old cow dog - half collie/half english shepard. We lost him a day shy of his 19th b'day. Now I have the two spoiled fur babies (kitties) - both rescues - Moe & Bella.

sewyouquilt2 said...

I think it SHOULD be Brewsters quilt. he looks so happy under it. we have two rescue cats, Phoebe and Dunkin (named after Dunkin Donuts where someone dumped him off as a baby)

Britt-Inger said...

I love your pet quilt. I have had birds as pets for more than thirty years now. Knut and Sixten are the name of my cockatiels. They are male birds, Knut is 18 years old and Sixten is the younger one with 8 years only.

QuiltSue said...

I just love your quilt. My most recent pet was a gorgeous elderly Bichon Frise called Boyd. We took him on my father's request, when Dad was finding it difficult to look after him properly. He was a very gentlemanly dog who I really loved.

charlotte said...

That is such a cute quilt! Wow, you have lots of pets. Omalley is our longtime rescue cat. We had 4 but are down to 2 now. The other is Jasper and she is half his age.

Missy Shay said...

What a cute quilt and Bruster is adorable! Right now my cats are: Precious, Squeeky, Muffin, Tiger, Oreo, Custard and Cupcake.
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JLVerde said...

Love your quilt. What a great idea.

Pets? Ok, here are all my family pets since I was born. Sam, Lucy, Cochise, Margery, Leonardo, Fritz, Merlin, Ooo-ooo Pigeon, Smoky, Hannah, Ed, Cringer, Monte, Cecil.

Current pets. Mavis, Rhoda, Jake, Lowell, Earl, Ollie, Eugene.

Sharon Hughson said...

Love the quilt and the fabric. My fav. pet's name was Prince and he was a wonderful collie.

tink's mom said...

That is such a wonderful quilt, full of memories. Growing up we had lots of animals, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, various birds, Rats, Dogs and Cats. My favorite was the Great Dane, Cinderella.

Jeanie said...

I just love this sweet quilt. And I see that Bruster is modeling right by his name.... such a clever dog! If I can only mention one name, I choose Oliver. Thanks to Creepy Bunny for taking good care of the giveaway!

Sheltered Stitches said...

Omg your dog is so cute! Every time I lay a quilt on the floor to snap a pic or start pinning there is Jackson!

Michele said...

I remember this quilt and I just love it. Unfortunately we currently don't have any fur babies but I do miss my Frankie. Someday we will get a pet or two for the kidlets.

Barb said...

Such a cute quilt! We don't have any pets now, but I sure do miss our last dog, Chelsea. She was 17 years old when she died.

Barbara said...

Bruster is adorable. I've had a lot of kitties. Current kitties are Gracie and Smitty, but some of the cats I've known and loved would be Benjamin, Katie, Tabby, Tommy, Peanut, Willy, George, and Krissy. We had Krissy for 19 years, and she was a love.

Robin said...

I love your quilt. My fav pet was my little Fro who we lost 3yrs ago but he was the best friend ever.

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Julie in WA said...

A humorous quilt indeed! Our bichon frisse is named Rosey. My daughter chose the name when we got the dog ten years ago. Funny to me, for my childhood bff has the same name!

monica sisk said...

What a great idea, I love the idea of a pet memory quilt.
Currently we have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, wonderful little dog, Lillie and Daisy and one 17 year old cat Misha. These are just the most recent in a life filled with pet companions.

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Janet said...

Your quilt is wonderful! And creepy bunny.... well I bet he scares away the burglars... oh that is Bruster's job... My Zeke(also a rescue dog) does a good job of announcing anyone who dares to enter my yard.

Vickie said...

Carol, Your creepy bunny is creepy. I can't pick just one...I had a dachshund named Molly,who looked alot like Bruster,lived to be 14, Lucy who I picked up off the highway she always appreciated that, she lived with me 13 years, and my Ranch Patrol Foreman who happens to be in trouble right now for digging. (Texas summer + lots of longhair = a bad boy sometimes).

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a wonderful tribute to your beloved four legged family members.
We have rescued a number of dogs over the years, Phantom, Jinx, Blondi, Goldie and Bullet. Sadly they have all crossed the Rainbow Bridge with Bullet crossing over in May.
Your Bruster has such a sweet face :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Bruster is a little cutie and I remember that quilt!! Your creepy bunny.......is CREEPY!!!!

Quilt Musings said...

Your quilt is absolutely adorable and Bruster is a very handsome model :) We have rescued three, all of whom have passed. We now have two, Rubi and Nugget.

darlene macdonald said...

I am another lover of your quilt. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful! I have had a few pets also. One was a rescue beagle. Her name was Polly and unknown to us she got breast cancer. I didn't realize dogs get cancer if they're not spayed/neutered. Needless to say I had to put her to sleep and I bawled like a baby. We then got another rescue beagle & promptly had her spayed! Many cats here also, bunny, guinea pig also have been ours. Thanks for the giveaway!

Loris said...

What a fun quilt! Lots of sweet animals named on it. I am participating in the parade too with my sweet Luke and Sabra.
Enjoying the parade!

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, too many to list so I'll stick with the terrible twins, Brady Bug and Maya Grace, the current rulers of the house. I love that quilt! Creepy Bunny made me laugh, I think I love him too.

Lori (ltdermdvm) said...

Love this and Buster is adorable. We have several pets, but just recently lost our Golden, Bubba Jr. He was a special guy :) Thanks for sharing!

BarbCarol said...

I can't imagine living without at least one pet in our home. In Decenber we sold our farm and all the farm animals....pets, of course. Moved into a new home with two border collies, JudyJingles and Rowdy, and a cat, Tuxedo Tom. Within two weeks, JudyJingles and Tux died. We really miss them...Rowdy is lonely.

lefuntz said...

When I was four I asked Santa for a doggy. On Christmas morning I found a big beautiful doll under the tree and burst into tears. "Santa misunderstood me. I wanted a doggy, not a dolly!" Then I heard a yip yip coming from the breezeway. There I found Packy, my best friend for the next 14 years. How wonderful to have a quilt to celebrate all the friends in your life!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi carol!
I loved and recently lost my sweet little kitty-cat Gracie.
Thank so much for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

quilted fabric art said...

You are a woman after my heart - I too seem to collect the stray and unwanted . They have issues sometimes but don't we all. My latest is Summer , a very shy girl from Puerto Rico who has stolen my heart.
Great quilt tribute to all your fur babies

Helen in the UK said...

Bruster looks a little unsure about whether he should really be snuggled in that quilt! What a cutie!
My Golden, Trevor, enjoyed a good snuggle too :)

nerospost said...

Vof Carol and Bruster! Bruster is beautiful and has most wonderful quilt - it's his, right?! I'm Nero (German-Belgian Shephard, my dear friend Hanna is rescue puppy WHO was thrown to my garden as a little puppy. We have rescued also Nelli, the cat WHO was terrible scared of me (and everyone) but now we are best friends. Mom says thanks for the great give away! Hugs from Nero
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linny said...

Love your quilt, it's so bright. At the moment we have 2 dogs Maggie & Missy. Love your Bruster.
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delaineelliott said...

We have always had pets that we cherished. Our current pet is a cat named Percy - short for Persistent. He just showed up one day and was very persistent about moving in with us. That was 11 years ago. Thanks!

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Carol said...

Our golden retriever Sandy was our special pet. She was part of our family for 14 years. I love your quilt! Not only is it fun for adults but kids would absolutely love it too!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Awe, I love this quilt. Our Henry cat recently passed away. This is a great idea of remembrance of pets.

kay bowen said...

I have 4 rescued dogs at present (would have more but my husband...). There is Jessie, Dud, Bree, and Baily. Love the quilt!!!!!!

Kathy H said...

What a fun quilt, I can see how it would make you smile to look at it. And a wonderful way to remember your pets. We miss our beagle Max, very much. He was a great dog. We have had some wonderful cats too. What joy they bring to us.

Patty Howe said...

Love your quilt. My favorite pet,long gone, was our cat Hidee. The girls named her Hidee because she always hid from us. :)

Doris Rice said...

Now that's the kind of pets I'd like to have... the kind sewn on a quilt. I'm not an animal lover; don't hate them, don't want anything bad to happen to them, just don't want them in my home, think they're great for everyone else who is an animal lover though. The fabric is lovely! dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

Rosemary Dickinson said...

What a wonderful way to remember your pets! All my kitties have come from shelters. I think it's the only way to adopt pets. I have two cats right now, Lily and a kitten named Molly. They're such fun!

Createology said...

Your quilt is such a sweet reminder of all the animals you have loved and cared for. I adore your Super Hero label. Of all my and my daughter's pets over the years I must say Sasha,my Abyssinian cat, still steals my heart. She was with me 18 years and I miss her every day. Pets really do give us unconditional love and comfort. Blessings dear for all your rescues...

Michelle said...

That's a great quilt! A pet I've loved? That's got to be my daughter's hedgehog Josephine who I've driven to the vet two Saturdays in a row now. Poor darling has mites. And an ear infection. :-(

Mary Pat Callihan said...

I have always loved that quilt! I remember when you posted it...so cute. My favorite pet has to be my son's dog. He was a Bichon Frise named Ice Cream...fluffy and creamy white. He was Patrick's fifth birthday present :)

Abbigail said...

We've had lots of dogs at our house. I would have to say that my favorite was Bernie, a warfield red beagle. I just love beagles!

Susan said...

We had Goldie, the goldfish. Then there were all the cats--Jumbo, Fuzzy, Termite, Goldie, Missy, Scooter and now Patches.

Cute quilt and model.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

When I was a very little girl about 2 or 3 I found a white fluffy dog, it was bigger. All the kids in the neighborhood complained and the dog would go home with them and return a few hours later, their parents said they couldn't have him. I named him Rover he was a standard size poodle and something else. He lived until I was 16. He was the best.

Brandy Pettit said...

My first and so far only pet our family had was a cat name Konnie, short for "contented kitty". We had to put her down in May, and I am still struggling with the concept of her being gone. My husband tells me as soon as we are in our own home he will get me a kitty so I can have a sewing companion. Yay! Thank you for the giveaway!
~Brandy
pamperedpettit.blogspot.com

Blue Moth said...

What a fabulous quilt - Brewster is so lucky!

Teresa's Quilt Journey said...

I love your quilt! Awesome! We adopted two dogs from a local shelter, but one had to be put down due to liver failure. We have an awesome Australian Shepherd mix who is the best dog! tgnance@gmail.com

Carla said...

This was a show stopper during the hop and still is. Bruster is the perfect compliment to it. My rescue dogs are Deogie and Molly.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous quilt and love Bruster! Even though we've always had terriers growing up, the dog that stole my heart and I miss terribly was Ben our Basset. Can't imagine life without a Basset now!

Joy said...

I love my rescue dog, KoKo. He's a Toy Pomeranian and is just so sweet. We adopted him in 2008 and he has been training us ever since. Lol. Thank you for the fab giveaway!

Amy said...

I loved this quilt when you first showed it. Love your little rescue dog.

Jake said...

That is a really sweet quilt! One of my favorite pets names
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Mdm Samm said...

a perfect setting, photos and of course quilt...your sweet pet brings so many smiles

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apple blossom said...

love pets...we had one named peppie once.

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Kaynik said...

What a lovely idea! I just adore your quilt. I think I may make a mini quilt of our pets for my daughter.

Kay Lemieux
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Charlene S said...

In our neighborhood, our house is stray headquarters. They come; they stay a while; then they die, get a home or move on. Leapaul, Lillie, Ama, and Me-new believe friends can come and visit as long as they stay away from their spots on the sofa! LOL

Shari said...

I do so love that quilt...what a beautiful memory! I've had many, many pets; though currently we have two...Harpo the cat and Geico the leopard gecko. Maybe next year we will get a small dog to replace our beloved Puddles who had to be put down last December...I sure do love a house full of love!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

When we moved to Arizona we came with 2 dogs. They loved having a huge back yard to run in. One of those -Kali-has since passed and I swear every once in awhile I see her ghost running in the backyard. Now we have 3 dogs again (thanks to my sons) but they are fun to have around...

Linda said...

Your quilt is stunning, of course, and Bruster is adorable!
My pet is Sugarplum - the calico cat I rescued two Christmases ago!

Valerie Reynolds said...

My pet is a JET named Jackson!! He's my buddy!!! And can I just say, that I'm in love with this quilt!!!! Thanks for the chance at the give-away!

Sandra said...

That is an adorable way to remember and honor your pets.

Rusty is my sewing supervisor he is a 6 year old Pomeranian.

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Nanbon44 said...

Love your pet quilt,,, my sewing room buddy is Mariah she is a maltese... I can not leave the Poms in the sewing room as they snatch and grab fabric scraps and spools and what ever else looks like fun to play with..

Nanbon44 said...

Love your pet quilt,,, my sewing room buddy is Mariah she is a maltese... I can not leave the Poms in the sewing room as they snatch and grab fabric scraps and spools and what ever else looks like fun to play with..

carla said...

Hi!!! Your pet with names quilt is so sweet!!! Great memories!!!! Well!!! I had a cat...a baby kitten had some how all by itself...no moma cat and no other babies...got under my moms house and could not find a way out...so it was a couple days before Halloween so I went up there and me and hubby crawled around under the house to get her out...Well I couldn't just leave her there!!! No!!! So we took her home and named her Halo...she seemed angelic and not so halloweenie!!!! I did eventually have two more cats...and now I haven't had a cat for four years and I really have missed having one!!!! Sorry for the long story!!!!

Lara B. said...

Carol, what a wonderful quilt you made with all your pets name's. I must say that the Super Power label is my favorite label ever!
Bruster is a cutie and bravo to both of you for finding each other! We have three rescues in our family and love them all so much!

Lisa said...

Hello! Superpowers of Rescue is wonderful! We rescued and still have Rupert, Brandy aka puppy, and George. George came all the way from CA SPCA to live with us in WV all dogs - allergic to cats. Heidi was my best friend for 13 years she was a doxie. We have 7 hens besides the dogs and 4 of those were given to us. I love your quilt!

Tina said...

Love your quilt and more importantly Bruster!

Leslie said...

I am loving your quilt! its amazing!!! and Brewster is just adorable!

sweet-labbs said...

I love your quilt. Bruster is adorable.

Rosario said...

Soy una amante de los animales y buscando en la web encontré su Blog!!! me gustaría participar del sorteo, tengo ocho gatos y dos perros, todos rescatados, pero uno nos robó el corazón, WOOKIE un gato maravilloso que ya no está con nosotros, sería un lindo homenaje para él y todos los rescatados del mundo obtener ese regalo!!! gracias por permitirnos participar. Un abrazo desde Santiago de Chile!!! mi correo maropatch@gmail.com

Susie Q said...

I know I am late, it has been busy here. Love your quilt though, a great idea as a memory quilt for animals. Hugs Susie x

annmarie said...

Just starting to vote. Love your quilt. Little Buster looks like a sweetie. My Buzzy passed a few years ago & I miss him so. If you ever need a Buster sitter.....

gpc said...

Super cute - bot the quilt and the pup! :)

Colleen said...

sO CUTE!

Debby said...

I love your quilt and all of the memories you have in it. My fur children are 2 cats that were found in a barn. They are the best!