Friday, August 29, 2008

Kitty portrait quilt....


When my daughter moved back in, she brought with her two little kittens...One is a long haired Siamese and the other is a long haired calico. They are brother and sister. The little Siamese one she named Ivan. Andrew took one look at him and yelled "Skippy Jon Jones"! Skippy is his favorite book about a little Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua. When I looked at Ivan, I realized he is a dead ringer for Skippy, Andrew was right! So now his name is Ivan Jon Jones and he knows it too...I just love kittens. They are always sitting on my lap and it is so comforting. I love their little purr. My mom always called it their motorboats. Anyway, I have the latest issue of "Quilting Arts" and it had pet portraits so I thought I would give it a try. It is so easy and fun! (and it came out good too!) For the background I used fabric paper and then embellished it with the circles, added some ribbon and free motioned his name. I showed the kids without saying anything and they all yelled, "it's Ivan Jon Jones"...oh, the sweet smell of success.....

8 comments:

Sherry said...

OMG, Melinda I can't believe how beautiful this is!! You are unbelievably talented!!!!

I'm in complete awe!
Sherry

Rainma said...

Melinda:
You are truly a talented woman, I just love what you seem to just throw together and it comes out so beautiful when you are done...oh, the kitty is darling!

Helen in the UK said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Fannie said...

Success does smell sweet! Love your piece! Congrats!

martha brown said...

I love Skippy Jon Jones -- One of my favourite books!!!!!And your portrait of Ivan jon Jones is wonderful!!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

You have done such a beautiful job with his portrait, that I feel like I know Ivan, aka Skippy! What a fabulous piece of artwork! So glad I found you through Sherry's blog party!!

Dianne said...

Nice to meet you! You are really talented and your crafts are amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. : )

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! Sanna