Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Meow, Meow

      This cat was recently found hiding in one of my closets.   Probably because I don’t use him in my decor.  But  s(he) does provide a great example of some of the  little projects that can be done with an antique or  vintage quilt or part of  one that is can no longer be used as bedding.   Actually, the cat is also vintage since he has made is home in the closet for so long.

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Overall, it is about 17” long  and is about 12”  tall.
The quilt used here was originally stitched together  by hand.   The  picture below  shows the tiny little hand made stitches  where  the fabric was pieced together.    Of course, it was also hand quilted.

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   This close-up below shows the  aged and yellowed antique lace  that was  used as the collar.

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The project is really a very nice way to salvage, or make cute vintage “thingys”  from a vintage quilt  that was once so lovingly  pieced together.

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Hugs, Honey
 

20 comments:

  1. Too cute.... so happy to find you!!

    Come and join my giveaway!! It is gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. Loving the cat you made from quilt parts. inventive and charming...

    Karen
    thanks for coming by

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  3. Such a nice kitty...the best part is the sweet lace around the neck.
    Sherry@Back2Vintage

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  4. So sweet. I love it when we can save and reinvent things. Although I would never cut up a quilt in good condition, I've cut into many a "cutter" over the years -- and the nice thing is the "cutters" can usually be had very inexpensively :)
    ~Amanda

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  5. Precious kitty. It is amazing what can be done with old quilts. My daughter inherited one of her grandmother's rocking chairs. It happened to be an upholstered chair. She had it professionally upholstered with one of grandmother's old quilts that was tattered.
    The upholsterer thought she was crazy. Afterwards he posted photos of the chair in his shop. Go Figure.
    Thanks for following, I am following you back and I will be back to sign up for the giveaway. Hugs, Ginger

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  6. That looks like a cute way to use some favorite scraps. Thanks for showing it. Thanks also for following me. I'm glad to be a follower of yours too. See you soon.

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  7. Great idea and it helps keep part of the vintage quilt alive. I love quilts and hate seeing them so torn. You did a good thing with this one.

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  8. I have one similar that my mom gave me years ago. It is standing up, can't bring myself to part with it

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  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful kitty. I would definitely have it on display.

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  10. Hi Honey,

    I remember those kitties. She is adorable!

    One year I used my parents old worn out quilt that was made by my Grandma to make throw pillows for everybody. I also cut out stars from it to give as Christmas ornaments, with names and the year on the back.

    Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello!

    Kathy

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  11. Love your quilted cat..I have a doggie like that. He's packed away too. Think I'll go find him and bring him back out.
    So happy to be a new follower!

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  12. Oh Such a beautiful Kitty to be hiding!!! I'm so happy you have brought him out to play!
    Warm Winter Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  13. Very cut kitty and a good idea for a small quilting project. Have a great day!

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  14. So cute! Isn't it fun when you rediscover things?!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  15. very cute cat, and what a great way to use vintage fabrics and quilts. Love it. Happy VTT!

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  16. He's lovely, and what a great idea. I have some vintage quilt tops that could easily be used for such projects.

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  17. This is a great project idea, Honey! My mom collected antique quilts when I was a child and their beauty stays with me today. I can't usually afford the nicer ones at estate sales but now I'll have to keep an eye out for the not-so-nice ones to salvage. :) I'm also hoping to try my hand at quilting (probably simple patchwork to start with) this year to create a vintage-looking quilt. I <3 vintage quilts!

    Erin

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