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Drum Roll, Please!

Gold Kimono

Here is the first view of the finale of the Art Auction for Japan Animal Relief.

The wall hanging is about 18″ x 22.” The kimono is from Kona Bay Fabrics while applique elements were taken from complimentary fabrics and stitched with gold metallic thread. The surface is free motion quilted.

“The quilt as pictured is still in progress due to the excellent help at our house,” Wanda said. “The dark rust will be stipple quilted to give a flat surface, then bound with a contrasting fabric.”

@MaggieTKat and @ParkerSKat are hard at work helping Mom make the sewing as beautiful as possible. Actually, even I  got to consult on one element of the quilt. (I think the samurai in the lower right corner is a nice touch.)

Friends, we will start the bidding for this amazing quilt at $25. This will be our last auction for this round, and no telling when we’ll have more art to auction to build another gift for animal relief, so I hope everyone will jump right in with a bid or a comment. We’ll be making a donation on behalf of EVERYONE who participates in our auctions, artists, supporters, bidders, commenters, retweeters, friends, pals…..

Thank you all for joining in this effort to lend our Paws for Japan.

Again, bids are placed by commenting on this post and offering your amount. Opening bid is $25. Please, increase bids in increments of $5 or $10. I’ll make the gift to World Vets for Japan Animal Relief as soon as we close out the auctions.

Bidding will be open until 10:59 CDT on April 11.


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Art Auction to Benefit Japan Animal Relief: Day 5

tote side view

Art Auction for Japan Animal Relief: Day 5: Tote bag

Pals have been enjoying the auction so much that @Morriscat requested that we auction HIM! He even sent a permission note from his mom, NJ and his dad, Mr. L. We’ll go ahead with the art, but if someone is interested in bidding on Morris, please contact @nelliejean on Twitter.

Pals and their people have also been very generous in their bids and purchases at CheshireK Loves …. We have raised $158 for World Vets’ work in Japan so far in the auction and at the store. With bids currently totalling $90 on the open items from Day 3 and Day 4, by tomorrow, we’ll be well over $200 for World Vets and a whole bunch of happy pals, to boot.

Morris may be the only one who’s disappointed. His wanting to be auctioned really complicates things on Day 5, because lots of pals have seen pictures of @Boomiethecat IN today’s auction item, a lovely quilted totebag by Boomer’s mom. We have to remember that we are auctioning the TOTE BAG only!

Here’s the description of the bag (minus the cat!):

This tote bag is made from 100% cotton batik fabrics on the outside as well as the inside lining.  The interior of the bag has a small pocket and is finished with no exposed seams.   The bag measures 14″ (35cm) high and 19″  (48cm) side not including the straps.  It has been machine quilted using a rayon thread and features three flowers printed on a cotton lawn fabric on the front pocket.  It is machine washable and dryable.

The bag is really roomie. Big enough for Boomer!

bag interior

interior view of tote bag

Minimum bid for this item $30.00. Place your bid by leaving a comment on this post. Please bid in increments of $5 or $10. We’ll take bids for 24 hours, which means the auction will close at 11:59 EDT on March 21.

Thanks again for your enthusiastic participation in the Auction to Benefit Japan Animal Relief. I thank everyone who has supported Japan Animal Relief in any way for your generosity. I thank the artists and readers of Cheshire Kitten Loves Karma for your support for World Vets.

Good luck in Day 5’s auction!


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