Monday, June 1, 2009

Double Duty

Since putting this quilt on the bed, I have noticed that Ashes doesn’t like to sleep right on top of the quilt. Why …. I don’t know? Instead, she sleeps on my afghan. I wonder if it is the white backing that she doesn’t like.

BTW, this is the back of this quilt from an older post.
That is what I like …. to be able to use both the front and back of a quilt. There is so much hand quilting which you really can’t see on the front but shows very well on the back of this quilt.
A number of years ago, I took a class on how to make a whole cloth and one of these days, I will get out my tools and start to draft a design so that there will be a real whole cloth on my bed. For now, this works for me.
Have a great day!

23 comments:

Dolores said...

Perhaps the afghan is warmer or Ashes likes the texture of it better.

Marian said...

It's nice and fantastic!!!
It's very big!!

Annette said...

oh I just love this quilt. That is a great idea to be able to use both sides. Lovely!

Karen said...

Both sides of the quilt are very pretty. And I wonder if the cat finds the afghan softer to lay on. I don't know much about cats.

*karendianne. said...

What a beautiful treasure. I am sitting here in awe at the stick-to-it nature of you. When folks talk about being a "finisher" with their work I'm thinking "like my friend Rose Marie?" Personally, I'm not and even if I didn't have MS I wouldn't be. I know that about myself. I'm cool with that... I think. ;)

On the more serious note of cat preferences, fascinating. With all quilts or just this one? Kanga-under-your-feet and Kipling always prefer Afghans. Kipling's sidebar name: "Kippy Afghani." Kingston ~ Can't ever find that cat to ask him but I'll make it my newest mission in life.

Barb said...

Wow, that is wonderful, two quilts in one, just turn over if you tire of one side.

tirane93 said...

that's a gorgeous quilt. very well done!

Carrie P. said...

What a awesome quilt.
Maybe your kitty likes a little bit more padding.

~Bren~ said...

Ashes recognizes the beauty of it and knows it is a "look but don't touch" quilt!
I am doing the same thing with my pink and brown. I picked the designs on the front to look like a whole cloth on the back.

Janet said...

I'd say the cat is enjoying the wool. Your quilting is just gorgeous, I love that you use both sides. It would cut down on fading too.

Jennifer said...

That is a beautiful quilt! We have found that it doesn't matter what is left on the bed....a shirt, jeans, socks, whatever....the cat will always sleep on that by preference and leave the bedspread alone.

Ali Honey said...

It's a fabulous quilt ON BOTH sides! Congratulations on the quilting!
Ashes is being very good not putting dark fur onto your pale quilt - good cat!

aubirdwoman said...

out of interest will Ashes sleep on the other side of the quilt. Maybe he likes bit of colour in his life lol.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous quilt -- front and back!

I think cats like something really soft to curl up on -- and the afghan probably has a softer texture. Our two boys always will curl up on anything put on the bed rather than on the duvet cover itself.

The Calico Cat said...

She must like the rumpledness of the afghan. I love seeing the quilting on the back.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful quilt, front and back! Aren't cats funny? They really do have their favorite places.

maggi said...

This looks beautiful from both sides. Perhaps Ashes just doesn't want to mess up the white side.

DiahRothman said...

It is really beautiful quilt. I also love white backing or light colour. Love to make one as pretty as yours.

Teresa said...

What a great idea to show the back side as a "whole cloth" quilt. Did you do the handquilting? It looks marvelous.

julieQ said...

I love that you can use both sides! I think your sweet kitty was just saving your white surface form kitty hair! Sweet baby...

Guðrún said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilting, the back is almost more beautiful than the front.

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Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful quilt front and back!
I am trying to train my dog to sleep on her quilt, instead of my bed quilt....you've already accomplished that!