Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cats on Quilt

It is time for the Pets on Quilts Show!  This is my second time entering the show after seeing how much fun it was last year.  This year, by coincidence, a friend had asked me to make a "cat mat" for her Cornish Rex kitten, Willow.  If you don't know what a Cornish Rex looks like, here is a picture.  These kitties are long, lanky, and have a tail that looks like it came from a large rat!!



My friend was hoping for a cat mat with bright colors, considering there is no color on Willow.  Winning this lovely fabric and pattern from Sandra Kaye's blog was perfect!


I started with the pattern, but quickly realized that this pattern was not (completely) meant to be.  All of a sudden, I was thinking that the mat needed a slender kitty on it!



This is what I ended up with!  This mat will be taken to cat shows and to food demos.  Because I wanted the cat mat to have extra sturdiness, I used a heaver weight twill for the back.  I love it!




Check out all of the other pets on quilts at Lily Pad Quilting!!!  Thank you for visiting mine!

54 comments:

  1. The Cat mat is very cute. I love the pink cat on it.

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  2. That's wonderful! I love the colors and adding the kitty is perfect.

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  3. Love your cat mat! The colors are fabulous!

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  4. Lovely project! Thanks for sharing and joining in the Show!

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  5. What a cute kitty, I really like the silhouette of her on the mat!

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  6. Very nice. The mat and the cat are both very pretty.

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  7. Very cute. What a great idea to have a beautiful cat mat to take to shows. Excellent.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely design! and sweet kitty :-)

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  9. What a great adaptation of that pattern!!

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  10. It turned out great, and I love the colors!

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  11. I have never seen that type of cat before. Your quilt looks so cute.

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  12. What a cute cat mat! Love Love Love the colors - kitty and mat makes me smile!

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  13. What a delightful idea. really cute.

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  14. It is a lovely cat mat _ Our son sent me some tartan to make cat mats for his cat tree. It was a fun little project that his cat are enjoying. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  15. What an odd little cat. But a sweet mat and how lovely of you to make it. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  16. This is a cute cat mat - the shape matches the kitty.

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  17. I love the cat silhouette...very clever! :)

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  18. That cat is adorable! I love it in pink. Now if only there was a real pink kitty to match ;)

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  19. I love that design. It reminds me of a Disney drawing. Willow is a lovely cat, too.

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  20. Cute cat mat. Of course all cats need their own mats :)

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  21. Lovely mat for your special cat...

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  22. I hope my cat doesn't see this or else she'll want one!

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  23. What a sweet kitty and a fabulous cat mat =)

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  24. That is going to be an awesome cat mat! I really love the slender cat you put on it. Very creative modifications!

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  25. Very sweet cat mat - the colours are bright and cheerul!

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  26. How neat and I really, really love the skinny kitty applique!

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  27. Your cat mat is just purrfect. I love the pink cat applique. I bet Willow loves it.

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  28. Great cat mat. Love the appliqué on it.

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  29. I bet every cat will love to lay on your mat, purrfect;o)

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  30. That cat will be the envy of all it's friends when she travels with her mat.

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  31. Like the colorful fabrics you chose for the mat. Nice work :)

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  32. Love that quilty 'cat mat'. Love the pattern and your adaptation too - it's perfect for a lot of different ideas.

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  33. Great Colors! However, I see no hair on the mat. Has it been approved by the snoopervisor? MOL!

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  34. Great fabric...I've been looking for that exact fabric (it is a Micheal Kaufman right?)

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  35. This is adorable! I love the colors you chose.

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  36. I really like your cat design! It reminds me of the cats on Lady and the Tramp cartoon. ;) -pretty!

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  37. So cute! I love the colors and the cat design is adorable!

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  38. Willow is adorable and so is the pink kitty on the quilt.

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  39. Sorry Mom missed a few letter in our last comment!! Wow!! What a beautiful Quilt and a pretty Kitty, too! We just love the colors!! Our Mom is so jealous!! Hehehehehe!
    Your TX furiends,

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  40. What a gorgeous cat. I love the long slinky tail. I am sure that there are a lot of people who love this mat wherever you go.

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  41. The cat just makes this whole mat. Wonderful.

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  42. A lovely cat mat for Willow. Love the pink cat.

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  43. Cute cat mat, love the colours!

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  44. Great colors in your cat mat... and I love the shape of the cat!

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  45. Meeeooooowwwwwzzzers!
    What a gorgeous Cornish Rex!! Me loves how yous represented us on your quilt!
    Kisses
    Nellie at the Cat From Hell

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  46. That's wonderful. I love the cheery colors you used - they'll look great under Willow - she's so striking!

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