Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pets On Quilts

Since my "delayed" post decided to post yesterday please bear with me as you see the snake quilt one more time.  Rules are rules and the post for the contest has to be done between August 7th and August 21st.  There is still plenty of time for everyone to enter and see all of the animals who influence quilters. 

SewCalGal is hosting the Pets on Quilts Parade and she has some wonderful sponsors so be sure to check it out and submit an entry.

This was the inspiration for my small quilt.  It was a notecard made by my grandson, Mr. R, and was an instant "that would make a great quilt" moment. 



It is now about six years later and I am finally getting around to making it.  Mr. R is now 13 and moving into his own room so I hope he will enjoy hanging this up in his room.   Although we never had a rattlesnake as a pet in our house, we have certainly had more than our share of temporary house guest snakes with four sons dragging them home.  This quilt is dedicated to each of those slithering charming creatures.

42 comments:

Maria said...

The mini quilt is beautiful and what a great idea Mary.
Maybe I coould do one of Alex's Rooster.

Terry said...

Love the snake quilt! I've gotten lots of inspiration from Emily's drawings! :0)

Talin's Corner said...

The snake quilt looks great. I am sure your grandson will love it. I am going over to look at the Sewgal blog now. Thanks.

Quilthaze said...

Your grandson is a talented designer and you've done a great job!

SheilaC said...

What a great idea to use your grandson's drawing!
I love the colors that you chose, beautiful!

SHeilaC

Micki said...

I lov your mini quilt! It is so cute!
Love the snkae!
Micki

Dorine said...

What a nice snake I hope he may live in your home then he doesn't do any harm.
Nice weekend and greetings dorine

nerines said...

Hahaha..Oh dear. Gawd I would totally flip out if one of our boys brought a snake home, since in Tassie they are all highly venomous.
The snake quilt looks amazing! Grandson and you both are very talented!! :)

Stormy Days said...

Wow, I know a couple of little boys that would love to have a wall hanging like that, wonderful.

Diane H said...

Talent runs in the family! Wonderful design and quilt - your grandson will love it.

Vicki said...

What a neat idea to use your grandson's drawing as the design for a wall hanging quilt to give back to him. He will love it.

LuAnn Kessi said...

The bias squares are a great backdrop for the applique motif. Great Idea!

LuAnn in Oregon
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Your snake quilt is really lovely and isn't the drawing so good for such a young fellow. I hope he has kept up his art now that he has important teenage things to do!

Barb said...

Oh that is just adorable and what a fun story behind it.

Angie said...

Your grandson was right that it would make a great quilt. Thanks for sharing.
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Jandi said...

HAHA! I love it! And I love the idea of them being "temporary houseguests". I can't wait until my son starts bringing home snakes---but only because my husband is afraid of them and is bound to scream like a little girl! ha! I am a mean woman. hehehehehe

Stephanie said...

Your grandsone much feel proud that something he created inspired you to make a quilt.

Kay Lynne said...

I like the mini snake quilt. Using your grandson's art work for a quilt is a great idea! It's also nice to get the next generation interested in quilting.

Heidi said...

Love this quilt! And a big WOW on his drawing too!!

QuiltSue said...

Your version of a snake is great. Much more appealing than a real one. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa M. said...

Nicely done! I'll have to start looking at my girls' artwork differently. I keep everything so it won't be hard lol!

Vivian said...

Your snake quilt and the story with it are over-the-top adorable. What a special memory you've preserved! Love it.

Fleurette said...

Love the drawing and the quilt- so cute!

palmtreefanatic said...

wow
thats amazing!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Sweetie...
This mini quilt is just awesome. I love the little snake and how sweet that it all came about through a vision of a little child. Your little grandson of all people. That will make this memory last a lifetime.

Oh thank you for sharing. I am sure you are going to win with this entry. I love it.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my sunrise this morning. I thought it was just a spectacular showing. I am now your newest follower.

Many hugs, Lots of sunshine, Sherry

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I love the way that you made your inspiration come to life!
Stefanie

em's scrapbag said...

Great mini quilt! I bet your grandson is thrilled that you made his card into a quilt.

Berna said...

This miniquilt is beautifull but you have a more beautifull granddaughter!!
Greetings from The Netherlands by Berna

nancygrayce said...

That quilt turned out so beautifully! Perfect for a boy! We have snakes occasionally come up in our yard, I'm not a fan!

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left regarding my photo shoot with the skirt I made.

http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-shoot-of-retro-skirt.html

Trudy Callan said...

Meant to add that I love your snake quilt. It's soooo cute!!!

Nanbon44 said...

so wonderful that you turned your grandsons artwork into a quilt. What a great memory you created.

hetty said...

I love your snake quilt! Kids' drawings can be so inspirational.

Jodie said...

What a lovely idea, and what a lovely quilt!

SewCalGal said...

Love your quilt. And I am so happy you are sharing it with us via the Pets on Quilts Show. Thank you.

I've been viewing all the quilts daily and have enjoyed seeing yours each time. I just realized I've not yet left a comment. I'm going thru to categorize the quilts, for an upcoming post. Stay tuned.

I'm having fun in this quilt show and hope you are too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sean said...

I like that your grandson did the picture and you turned it into a quilt

Nina-Marie said...

Thanks for showing part of your process - I always wonder how people put their original designs together!

Janet said...

Mr. R has promise as a quilt designer! Great snake quilt!

Kim said...

Your mini quilt looks great! I love making mini quilts lately because I can get it all done in a day :)

Nancy Sue said...

What a great idea, to use your grandson's artwork! Thank you for sharing the process!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I love your mini quilt, it is so whimsical. You had me at complementary colors. Blue and Orange - two of my favorites!

Kim D. said...

Very cute mini quilt and a great design by your grandson.