Our beautiful quilt cat Mars has passed on. She leaves behind a bundle of quilts for others to cherish. Each and every one of Anna's many creations, were cat tested by Mars. She always seemed to be around to help test the fabrics and check on the finished ones for comfort. Sometimes she would come and help sew ( a few times I thought she might catch her paw in the sewing machine needle) when she was younger, she liked to come and supervise the stitching of the quilts. She is mourned by her human parents, Bruce and Anna and their son Kevin and his fiancée Roseanne. She will also be missed by her dog sibling Dusty. Mars had just turned 15 at the time of her passing.
Mars had a number of interesting past times that included sleeping in a variety of baskets, checking out the birds and squirrels outside the window and chasing Dusty when she got sufficiently annoyed.
She had some favorite foods- soft vanilla ice cream, milk from a tall cup and roast chicken. The only cat food she would eat was Whiskas.
This quilt pattern is called a Disappearing nine patch and is made of a wide range of batik fabrics. I love the texture and colors that can be found in batiks.
Here the quilt is laid out on my tables at school to be spray basted together.
This quilt has been safely delivered to this lovely couple- our nephew and his bride. I know that this quilt will be well loved by them both.
I recognize that I have been away from my blog for awhile- Life this fall has been very busy with school work and tending to our sick pet. It is hard to believe that it will soon be November.
We are looking forward to our son and his girl visiting from PEI in mid November.
I will leave you with a few more photos of Mars and my quilts...Perhaps one day I will have another quilt helper- It is hard to imagine that there could another cat who would look so pretty on my quilts..
The leaf quilt on the left was often Mars favorite quilt- We wondered whether she recognized that she was similar in coloring to some of the leaves. This is just a few of the 100 quilts that I have created since 1996.
Mars came quilting with me during most of my journey... It feels just a little odd to think about quilting without her being their to check out my work.
This is my current project - a twister jack- o- lantern that is partially done.
It has lots of oranges and red-
I know Mars would have liked it too.