6/15/2008

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Worried about the whereabouts of my tomcat Gaston, I made a rare visit to the end of the large backyard, calling for him. He answered back but didn't come. Uh oh, it wasn't him, it was this, completely buried in ivy with only her ears showing:


Isn't she a pistol? What coloring. Only six weeks old and out there all alone on the rough slope behind my yard, and with a limp. I never go back there. Somebody was looking out for her for sure. And of course after being gone all day long, Gaston appeared right after I got the kitten inside. Don't know what to call her. Pepper? Molly? Ivy?

The binding is done on the Jo's Little Women Swap Blocks quilt! Done done done.





36 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the quilt and the border is stunning! I never would have picked that fabric but it is perfect...Wow! Blessings, marlene

Judy H. said...

The quilt and the kitten are both gorgeous. As for names, I vote for Molly or Ivy. Can't decide. She looks like a Molly, doesn't she?

dot said...

Name her Pistol. I like the little quilt. It gives me another idea for my 4th of July quilt. I might change my mind for the borders.

Gail said...

I like Ivy. Love the borders on your quilt- would never have thought to do that, but it is fabulous! My quild took a field trip to the 3 Marietta quilt shops last Weds, had hoped you would be there. Sorry to have missed you.

tami said...

The quilt is beautiful.
I think maybe Gaston was looking out for her out there until you came. I like the name Ivy or maybe Lucky.

Melzie said...

I love Ivy :) I have a torty almost just like her I'm trying to give away, if you stop by my blog scroll about a week ago for kitten pics. Have fun with her! xoxo melzie

Sue said...

Ivy sure seems appropriate. She's sure a pretty little thing.
The quilt is beautiful, the border is really striking!

RobinE said...

What a cutie! Sounds like Pepper might be appropriate for such a brazen kitten. :)

And I love how your quilt turned out. The border and scalloped edges are just stunning. I'm in awe.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Fantastic quilt! I'd say, name her "Pickles", as she'll probably always be getting in to one.

mereth said...

I love tortoiseshells, they're so unusual, and her markings are very nice.I like Ivy too, to remember where you found her.
The quilt is lovely and the scallops just set it off. I hope the binding wasn't too hard to do- I've always meant to try that.

Clare said...

She's lovely. She's definitely an Ivy.

KSedlak said...

The little kitty is adorable and very lucky to find a new home. I'm sure Gaston was keeping her safe.
I like Pepper or Molly. I have a Molly, she is 17 years old. Her color is black, brown and orange tabby. She's my little princess.
I love your Jo's quilt. It just beautiful with all the different colors and prints.
Thanks so much for sharing.

June said...

I've adopted a *calico* kitten also. She is about 5 or 6 weeks old now and we call her Dora. I have a yard cat that looks like yours and we call her "Tortie". Cats add so much to your household. Bless you for rescueing this one!

MelissaS said...

Pepper!

The quilt is gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to make those borders.

The Calico Cat said...

IVY! - That quilt looks great!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful cat! I think Lucky would be a good name as it's lucky you went up to the top of your garden. Poor thing :o)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Wow, that quilt is stunning! Love your new addition to the family.

anne bebbington said...

Love the quilt - the border is superb - go for Pepper for the kitten, she's the image of one I used to have almost 30 years ago

buttonsagain said...

karen....the kitty....hmmm...miss muddles?

the quilt....holymoly.....it is amazingfabulousglorious...
it just sings.....reminds me of the button jar my mom had when i was a child......the wonderful color and sparkle of all of those buttons spilled out on the floor...your quilt just makes me want to point and squeal and comment on every fabric.....honestly you are a scrappy genius.....

thanks for sharing....hugs..bb

ratherbquilting said...

First of all, the quilt is absolutely STUNNING!! That border is awesome, totally awesome!!! Now, as far as the kitten, she is truly adorable!!!!! We had a cat who looked a whole lot like her - our son named her Muffy. Her nickname (which stuck) was Murfuls. I'm big on names that mean something, though, so Ivy would be appropriate. Along the plant theme...she kinda looks like a Zinnia...

Karen said...

What a unique border for the quilt. I like it very, very much!

margaret said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your swap blocks quilt looks fantastic! And I'm in awe of anyone who attempts a Dear Jane....

mamaspark said...

Ivy, fur sure, Ivy. How could it be anything else?

Libby said...

*sweet* what a sweet little kitty girl. Gaston is a hero for sure. I hope there was a little saucer of milk or maybe a little tuna for a reward. Ivy seems like the perfect name.
Your Jo swap quilt is marvelous . . . I could look at it for hours and still not see everything.

Knot Garden said...

That quilt is a work of art!

swooze said...

Ivy would be wonderful but like Molly too.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, what a sweet little kitty! Your quilt is beautiful -- I love swap quilts!

Tammy said...

Lovely! Love the border, and the scalloped edge! cheers...tammy

Karol-Ann said...

Just found your blog and it's great. (Love the kitty too, poor little might!)

FabricMom said...

I love the border for the quilt. I like Pepper for the kitty.

Gretchen said...

What a sweet and lucky kitty. You are so kind for taking her in. I think Ivy is a wonderful name for her. I am looking forward to seeing photos of her as she gets older!!! I dfefinitely need to come into Little Quilts when I get back to the ATL and visit with you :)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh look at the kitty. How sweet.

And goodness sakes that quilt is SIMPLY DIVINE!

Jeanne said...

Belatedly: Ivy.
Your quilt is stunning!!!
Jeanne

Jeanne said...

She's a keeper! I like the name, Ivy, also. Your quilt turned out fabulous!
I love the border.

SheMeows said...

She's darling, that nose marking is unforgettable!

I'd name her Imp, she looks the part :)

Mary said...

Karen, your quilt is extremely BEAUTIFUL!!! I agree with the "Stunning" remark! Really beautiful work! Hugs, Mary
P.S. I got your package, Love, Love, Love It! Thank you again, I put a pic of your fab on my blog, check it out!! Hugs, Mary