Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quilting Cats

This quilt is one of my favorite scrappy patterns. It's called Sawtooth Cats. The cats backs and tails and sawtooth border are all paper pieced from tiny scraps. It was a raffle quilt for our local humane society, where our Black Lab, Zeus is from. I asked for volunteers to help put it together, and my dear quilting friends from the Galena Territory pitched in.

We began with a morning paper piecing together, with some of the ladies paper piecing for their first time. Others pitched in to help me with the borders, the sashing, embroidery, binding, and the machine quilting. It turned out so pretty, earning $500 for Safe Haven. It now hangs in the home of a generous friend, another cat lover and supporter of needy cats and dogs, who also helped work on the quilt.
The quilt is now on my Dream List of projects I would like to make for myself. We'll see...
Here's our real cat, Tori, helping me hand quilt "Trail Ride Dreams," a quilt I made for my niece Katie's college graduation from Loyola in Baltimore. I get to spend a week with Katie every summer on a week long trail ride in Missouri.

4 comments:

Carla said...

That's a favorite quilt of mine, too. I made it with a friend several years ago to give to another cat lover friend who was going through a tough time in her life. I'm glad that it made so much money for your organization

Niki said...

Won't you come join my growing quilter's list!? Thanks for participating!
http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/

Marcie said...

I love those sawtooth cats! Nice job raising money for a good cause!

Connie said...

What a fun blog!! I am a machine quilter, but hugely appreciate the dying art of hand quilting--keep up the good work!! Thanks for the visit to my blog. I hope you got some ideas for your quilt guild!