Monday, February 12, 2007

Help me name this quilt!

At long last, here is the first pic of the quilt top that I've been working on for a year (or so), and that I hope to enter in the Costa Rica quilt show in May:



As you can see, this is only the quilt top, and still needs to be backed and quilted and bound, plus the embellishments (like whiskers) will go on at the very end. It looks a little wonky because it's just pinned to a curtain, but it really is pretty straight on the edges! (The border is wonky, but it's supposed to be that way -- it's called a crazy border and is made similar to the way a crazy quilt is put together, using leftover pieces of material from the quilt itself.) The quilt is based on a poster by Laurel Burch for the ASPCA for "Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month" back in 2005:



I got the poster after the cat shelter where my mom used to volunteer was done with it, and I immediately liked the art and thought what a great quilt it would make. I love the graphic style of Laurel Burch's artwork, which lends itself really nicely to quilting. I had originally intended to donate it to the shelter to hang on the reception room wall when the quilt show was over, but now that my mom no longer works there after a falling out with some of the leadership, I'm reconsidering. Then I thought that I'd give the quilt to my mom (who has 27 cats) after the quilt show, but since she will probably not make the quilt show (my first ever), and hasn't always been there for some of the more important events in my life (e.g., graduating from two colleges), with the exception of my wedding and the birth of my son, I'm reconsidering that also. Maybe I'll just keep it for my son. What do you think?


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At any rate, before I can quilt it, I need to make a label, which includes the title of the quilt. I was thinking of something along the lines of "Laurel's Feline Friends" or "Laurel's Rainbow Cats for Colin" (he told me the border looks like a "wainbow"), but I can't decide. I would like the title to pay homage to the original artist, while capturing the essence of the quilt. HELP! I'm not so good at titling things.

What do you think of my interpretation of the art? Will it fly for the quilt show? Comments are MUCH appreciated!

Speaking of quilts, you may remember my fiasco of a quilt block that I donated to the Quilt Pink project. Well, the quilts are finally finished, and here is the finished quilt. I also donated a couple of blocks to this quilt; can you guess which ones they are?

3 comments:

  1. Is it my browser? The picture of the quilt isn't visible?

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  2. No, it's actually my crappy Cable Tica service! It keeps cutting out on me, and I've only now had 5 minutes of contiguous internet-on time in which to upload the images. >:-/ But they should be there now.

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful. You should be so proud of yourself.

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