Friday, May 6, 2011

Are you Ready?

Boy oh boy!  Once I made up my mind to do some fun stuff, it sure didn't take me long, huh?  Does that tell you that some of this was in my head all along?  I'd say!!  And guess what?  There is more in there!!  Lots more!  If only I could work faster.....or could send DH away on a short vacation (alone) for a few days (weeks....LOL)  This cooking, cleaning and laundry really cramps my style!!  

Well anyway....you know the drill.  First I start off with a drawing (which I never photographed this time figuring you've seen them all before so why bother?)  It's here though.  I can't applique without them.  The biggest appliques come first, or backgrounds.  In this case, it was the cat.  


 I just knew he/she had to have green eyes.  After all, if I remember correctly, all the cats I ever had seemed to have green eyes (or yellow....but I never thought of that color then....ummmm).  Then..... NATURALLY...... I had to make the birds.........!!!  What's a "mamacjt" applique piece without birds?  (At least that's what I've been hearing lately!)  I thought pink and green would be fun.




By now I was having a ball!!  I already knew what this was going to look like finished and how I would quilt it and bind it.  Besides, who can tire of cats and birds together?

So, here are two close-up pictures of the finished piece:

Cat w/"made with love" charm

the birds....

Did you see the little charm on the cat's collar?  It says, "Made with Love".  I also found a cat charm, but I liked the Made with Love one better.

So here it is, all finished and guess what?  It's for sale.......one of a kind, never to be made again!!!

"Friends"

I'm calling it, "Friends".  It's 15 1/2 x 22 inches with a sleeve, O ring and dowel and ready to hang.  $80  E-mail me if you want it (my info is on the side).......I'll sign it on the back for you!!  LOL  Oh and....thank you ever so much for all your support!  Your comments last time were so heartwarming,  and wonderful......I was overwhelmed!! Smooches to you all!!!

26 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Why does it surprise us when our MoJo comes back when we do something for fun? Not just our creativity but all things in life - take time to smell the roses and they will bloom in full delight. And yes, anything with cats (and of course your whimsy birds) has got to be the best.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cute! Have you done a tutorial, or is there one out there that you might recommend? I love this idea of "painting" with fabric:@)

Dawn S. said...

How cute!! I love the cat's smile and the little heart on his cheek.

Marie said...

Welcome back - we missed you! Nice to have you having fun again.

Hugs - Marie

Tonya said...

Your cat is just too adorable! I always love looking at your work, its so fun & inspiring! Now if I could get up the nerve to try some applique! You definitely have some amazing talent!

Sheila said...

So glad to see you are back at creating these wonderful whimsical pieces , they really make me smile .I love it!!!!

9patchnurse said...

Now this post is why I was drawn to your blog in the first place. I love to see what you make. I have shied away from swaps for some of the same reasons. I feel like I already don't have enough time for the things I want to try and what I want to make. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Teje said...

Hello Carol! Thank you so much for your message! I'm so happy to find you and your happy blog! I just needed this kind of happy inspiration! I love all your works! You'll be on my list now!
Sunny wishes from Teje
Ps. Your blog address doesn't show in flickr.

Bonnie said...

I love your work. Please keep sewing and showing. I too would like to know if there is a turorial to explain the how tos to those of us who aren't quite brave enough to just try it on our own. Thanks for your wonderful blog.

Needled Mom said...

Very cute!!!!

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

As always, Carol, your art makes my heart sing! Your joy in the "work" shows through in your finished pieces. It was fun to take a glimpse inside the process, although I doubt mine would ever turn out so heartwarming! Love them all - each and every one!

Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze us. I live vicariously through your creations. Every one of them brings a smile to me and that is priceless!!! Thank you for sharing & being so generous with so many quilters.

Rhanda said...

It's amazing how your creations just come to life. Love it!

matate10 said...

I have to say that I'm not what you could call a cat person, but as I was looking to the pictures, I found myself smiling! Good job.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Your blog ROCKS!!! I love your birds. I love your quilts, I love your choice of fabrics and colors. I LOVE YOU!!!
~a

Merete said...

Ohhh, adorable cat :o) Wonder what makes the birds so courageous, I bet they met before! Happy mum's day, Carol - enjoy :o)

Wendy said...

This quilt is absolutely adorable! Of course all your quilts are adorable!

Wendy said...

Yay you! Your creativity has come home to "roost" again! Adorable kitty and glad to read you're having fun again!! Enjoy, enjoy!

Sonia said...

Cute!! awesome job.

Thank you for sharing it.

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Abso-freakin'-lutely adorable! If only I could draw nicely! I love how you take your art and turn the piece into a quilt! Love your blog as well. You need to set up an Etsy shop my dear!!

Alexis said...

I love it!! Can't wait to see what is next.

Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

Glad to see that you're back creating again. You have such talent and I love your whimsical sense of humour! I would love to see this little wall hanging - as well as several of your other projects - available as a pattern. Would this be something that you might consider? Keep creating!

Vicki ♥ said...

If I loved cats I would buy it :) I love your birdies and the whole thing is fabulous :)
You certainly have a unique style that is just fabulous :) hugs Vicki

Madame Samm said...

OH Meowwwwwwwwwwwwww you know what I love about you and your creations....
ahhhhh everything lol

Shari said...

I always love your little quilts - so full of colour and life and humour.

And I just want to encourage you to do on your blog what you love to do - people seem to forget that we blog without obligation - we share what we want to share, blog when we want to and keep silent when we want. Too much of 'real' life is full of pressure and schedules and obligations. I've always viewed blogging as a break away from all of that - enjoying interacting with others who share my interests (passion? obsession?).

And I think friendly cats need green eyes. Always thought of yellow eyes as evil - lol.

Anonymous said...

How do I find your Etsy shop?