Monday, September 15, 2014

Oliver's Quilt

As many of you know, my cat, Oliver, passed a few months ago.  I had been planning to make a little memorial quilt for him and I just finished it.  Several months ago, Oliver "won" some George Washington fabric in a giveaway.  Go Here for that post.  Long story short, he won the fabric because his birthday was on Washington's birthday and his middle name was Washington.  I used that fabric for the focal point of this little wall hanging.
 
 
 
 
 I wasn't sure how to quilt the center panel because I didn't want to dissect George's face.  I ended up doing a 4 1/2" grid which worked pretty well. 
 
 
The corner squares, which you would assume would have patriotic quotes in them, actually have cat quotes in them. 
 
 




And my label.  The last names have been blurred to protect the innocent.  ;) (This can be enlarged with a click.)
 
 
 
Overall, I'm pleased with this little wall hanging.  I'll be displaying it on all of the patriotic holidays but, of course, I'll be remembering Oliver every day.
 

8 comments:

  1. Aww Jeanie that is so sweet, I love the label. I really love the first quote, By associating with a cat, one only becomes richer !

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  2. This is a wonderful little quilt.

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  3. You needed a tissue alert before reading the label!!! What a perfect tribute to your beloved buddy!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is sooooo sweet! I love the quotes in the corners. Such a great tribute.

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  5. Oh, that label is just so sweet! I love your little quilt and all those cute sayings!

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  6. This is a beautiful tribute and the quotes are so spot on :)

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  7. Oh, I so love what you did with that George Washington panel! So much happier than sitting on a shelf and being unused. What a lovely tribute to your cat Oliver. I'm not a cat person (though I've had them in my life). we are dog people, but I totally understand your feelings for your pet. Oliver must have lived a rich and belove life!

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  8. What a neat wall hanging and the sayings are precious! Perfect label on the back too!

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