Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A True Artist!


 I'm finally sharing with you this kitty that Jill  (The Quilt Rat blog) was kind enough to design for me so that I could gift my friend Shirley (who adores her cats and loves cat artwork.)  I enjoy visiting Jill's blog because she creates pieces of art that are mind blowing to me!  If you haven't visited Jill....go over and check out her Doodle Gallery and also feast your eyes on her Sewing Machine Collection!  Both tabs are on the right hand side of her blog...just click on them.  Oh Jill....if only I were as creative!  Thank you so much!!
So a few months back Bonnie at Quiltville did a post about a stilletto being made from a turkey lacer using beads.  I'm thinking COOL; but do I really want beads in addition to all the other "stuff" in my sewing room?!  Instantly my friend Shirley came to mind because she makes jewelery and I know shes got beads.  So I set out to find the turkey lacers and scored a packet for only .59 cents at Ollie's.  I set them aside until next time I saw Shirley; then I'd forgotten about them!  Well, Shirley shows up yesterday with a little box and says pick one.  OMG!  It is the stilletto.   Shirley did say she looked high and low for the turkey lacers and finally found them at some specialty shop for $2 bucks!  Aren't these cool?  What a fun gift idea (if I wanted to invest in beads, of course).  Anyway, wanted to share with you and the tutorial to make them is http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/04/marys-stilettos.html

I've got more to share but next time.....

22 comments:

Loris said...

Jill's artwork is amazing! What a lovely gift for your friend. I'm inspired :-)

Shelley said...

Just popping in to say hi...having a bummer week..I'm in a bad funky mood:( Beautiful kitty:}

WoolenSails said...

Love the kitty, beautiful art and wonderful design.

Debbie

Quilts And Pieces said...

I want to make some for gifts and let me tell you, I've searched high and low for them and can't find them! I finally ordered some from amazon.

Bev said...

Oh I love that! (both the kitty and the turkey basting tying up thingie).

Cheery wave from
Bev

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Please explain how the cat is made. Is it drawn on fabric with permanent ink? A unique piece.
I have never seen the turkey basting stiletto. Another unique item.

Carrie P. said...

wow! that cat is phenomenal!
Okay, I am dumb and have to ask, what is a turkey lacer?

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Yep...that is Mind Blowing!

Quilt Rat said...

:-) so glad this worked out.....I really enjoyed creating that patterned feline.....surprises can be such fun.
Now I am gonna have to go check out the tutorial......LOVE that fancy stiletto! ( I have beads)

KQ Sue said...

I love my stiletto! I had a terrible time finding the turkey (pins)lacers, finally found some at Bed, Bath & Beyond and at a local flea market.

Lesley said...

Now that is a kitty! So amazing! And cute idea using a turkey lacer...what a creative bunch quilters are!

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh my gosh, that cat is gorgeous!

Janet O. said...

That is some snazzy cat there, lady! Wonder who quilted it? : )
What a pretty stiletto, too.

Donna said...

I clicked on the 'here' to see the tutorial for the stilleto and got nothing. I thought you might like to know in case anyone else is interested in making them.

Jackie said...

The cat is AMAZING! I'm sure your friend is going to love, love, love it.

I've not seen the turkey stilettos before ... very interesting.

Michelle May said...

Hopping over to visit Jill and her art. Have no idea what a turkey lacer is, but it's a pretty stilletto

SueB said...

I cant get the link to the Stilletto to work but will try again later..Love it

Anna said...

Thanks for the links!

Deb said...

I saw one of those stilletto's just a couple of days ago and thought I really needed one - thanks for the spot to find out how to make one!

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful cat, I bet your friend was thrilled to receive it.

Funny you said about the stillettos too, I can't find those lacers here, but I just noticed that someone else said she got them from Amazon, so I'll have a look there.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

WOW! What a gorgeous cat!

Bari Jo said...

Thank you so much for this info - one of those would be really hand... and OH MY that art quilt is something else! I am always amazed at people's creativity... that is an amazing work of art!