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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pets on Quilts 2013- Starts today!!!!!






Today is the start of the Pets on Quilts contest!  From 11 August 2013 through 17 August 2013 contestants post their beloved pet themed quilt projects or pets modelling on quilts, for the blogosphere to view and judge!  Voting commences on 18 August 2013 and runs for a week.  The rules have changed this year- WHN is able to enter only one category!!!  You are going to be surprised at the category she chose for this year's entry so I wil be turning over the microphone to Blogville's favorite SpokesDachshund, Snoopy!!!!!!  Commenters are also eligible for prizes- Milo, Dixie and Newby's mom won last year for commenting! 


Snoopy helping WHN quilting
 Good morning Blogville! Snoopy here, to announce this year's entry in the Pets on Quilts contest!!!  Now, Blogville is well aware that WHN (What's Her Name) has had a tough year with our move and adopting me, and then taking in and "fostering" Honey and Hershey (more on them later this week- promise) - then to top off a challenging year, her PTSD and depression reappeared and while both are under control with medication,  she is having another episode so I have my paws full keeping her in line.   No one told me when I agreed to move in that my job was to keep WHN happy and healthy- I want combat pay!  

Anyway, the category for this year is CATS ON QUILTS!!!!!    Shocking, I know, for dachshund devotees as WHN and Dad are, but last year, our feline friends were not represented in WHN's entries! 

WHN had been commissioned late last year to make pawsonalized Christmas stockings of the Slimmer Purrs and they came out so well that these stockings are the official entry!!!!!  Let's see what WHN made!



There are five Slimmer Purrs- Golden, Luna, Jack, Percy and Socks.  Mama Mindy sent WHN photos of each Kitty and each stocking bears an applique portrait of its owner.  



Dad is graciously modelling the stockings for us- he is a top model and very expensive!  Beer and Cheetohs don't come cheap!  (Just ask Puddles his BFF)





Knowing how our two leggers are, WHN made Mama  Mindy a matching stocking so that she would not feel left out!

WHN used the candy cane alphabet from Embroidery Library on each cuff, as well as a cat stack Christmas pattern for Mama Mindy's stocking.  The fabric is a Christmas cat fabric from Joann's, and each stocking is lined in the green used in the cuffs. The stockings are quilted and the batting used was a polyester.  Each took approximately four hours to make- from the applique pattern making to the applique itself to the embroidery and the quilting, to the final construction. 

JACK- photo and stocking

LUNA- photo and stocking

PERCY- photo and stocking

SOCKS- photo and stocking









Please visit the Pets on Quilts   and leave a Blogville comment for each entrant!  It takes a lot of courage to share one's creativity on the blogosphere, and we the Dachsies With Moxie want all the entrants to know how much their talent is appreciated!  Don't foget to vote starting next week!  Maybe WHN will win this year (it was a very closely contested contest last year!)

 So, off you go!  Am exhausted from taking care of WHN, so I will now curl up in my own pawmade quilt that I helped make and catch 40 winks while you visit all of the other entries!  

Don't forget to vote starting next Sunday!

39 comments:

speedyrabbit said...

good luck we love the stockings!xx Speedy

Nanbon44 said...

Cat stockings are great, but if I didn't comment on the Dachsie on the quilt my dashie grand baby just wouldn't give me puppy kisses anymore..

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Those are great stockings and what a great idea!

Dana Gaffney said...

Yep, I was surprised, but the stockings are wonderful! I hope Snoopy takes real good care of you and you're feeling better soon.

Barbara said...

Wonderful stockings. What a cute post.

Loris said...

Well, Snoopy still kind of steals the show :-) but the cat stockings are lovely! How fun that they have the real pictures of your cats replicated. Those are treasures!

tink's mom said...

The stockings are wonderful. Great job on depicting each cat. Best of luck.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

SUPER job Snoopy...
now we HOPE that you will be putting up a DAILY POST with the link so we can run over there FAST And Easy and VOTE fur WHN.

We remember the Slimmer Kitties and those AMAZING Stockings you made fur them last year.

BEST of LUCK to WHN.

harrispen said...

Those stockings are amazing! Well done WHN. Snoopy you are also an excellent reporter.

Millie & Walter

finnhoward said...

Awesome quilting! That is such a great idea too for a contest.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Ah, Snoopy deserves an extra treat.

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

These are treasures in my house for sure. Thanks so much Agnes (WHN) ;) for making these for my purr-babies.
Much Love,
Mindy, Mama to the Slimmer Pugs & Purrs :)

Missy Shay said...

You did a great job with those stockings!

rinrinflu said...

Hii! so beautifull cats and dog!!!!!!! We're a new followers:) Are you from USA? Muchos besitos:)

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

So beautiful! We love them.

Quilting Buttercup said...

You made lovely stockings, but you did have some great models for them!!

Jacque said...

Wow! Snoopy, you have had your paws full, for sure....doing a great job, tho, I can see. Hope WHN is doing well, and thanks so much for partying with us!

Sandra Kaye said...

super cute kitty stockings:):) Snoopy is sweet too:):) thanks for sharing

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love your kitty stockings! Your dogs are beautiful! And so are your quilts. Love the Dresden Plate!!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Enjoyed reading your post. I would say you are one enthusiastic entrant! Your stockings are quite cute!! OhWHN wrapped up in that darling Dresden Plate stole my heart!

PugMom said...

Your kitty cat stockings are just wonderful. Hope the dachsies aren't too jealous that they're not in the contest this year.

SewCalGal said...

Snoopy did such a great job with this post. Love it. And love the pawmade quilt too! But those cat stockings are absolutely purrfect. I have never seen anything like them. Love them!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

LynCC said...

Wow!! Those portrait stockings are super cool. :D I really love that you got all your feline fur buddies stitched like that.

Francesca Villa said...

Thoes stockings are amazing!!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Adorable stockings! I just got my christ crafting lists from my family this week. I need to start up!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Thanks for sharing I enjoyed viewing your lovely entries!
Check mine out:
http://adventurousquilter.blogspot.com/2013/08/it-is-finally-august-which-is-time-for.html

Vickie said...

Beautiful work and a cute little dog, I used to have dachshunds when I was a kid.

Kim said...

Love your stockings and your dog is adorable. Thanks for sharing your quilts.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

So cute!

Lyndsey said...

Agnes those stockings are beautiful. Way to go girl! Oh by the way where's mine?

Christine M said...

Your stockings look great. How clever to do portraits of your cats.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Hello ~ Well I am taking the tour of quilts and I know no one better than you for originality. Your work is always the greatest. I have loved everyone I have seen in
Blogville that you made.
Blessings
Sweet William The Scot

Colleen said...

So cute!

Ruth said...

You deserve a rest Snoopy. Testing quilts is such hard work. Maybe WHN will give you a chew treat for all your effort!

Frances said...

Your stockings are not only works of art, but they are done IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Hurrah!

Michele T said...

Wonderful creations!! My favorite is Snoopy!!

imperfectseams said...

The cat stockings are really neat! But this photo with the quilt is my fave! Beautiful quilt and an adorable pup. Good luck with your entry!

jan said...

All the stockings are adorable. The last picture is sew very pretty! Good luck in the contest. I entered too #84.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Laura B said...

You've done a great job with those stockings.