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My Quilting Helper

My kitties always like to keep me company. Or maybe they are just supervising me. But Yoda has become particularly helpful when it comes to quilting. You may have noticed his helpful “product testing” in the last post. After finally finishing the quilt for my brother, I decided to put one together for my mom and her kitty. Yoda decided that if this was to be a quilt for a kitty (and aren’t all quilts, really?), he better monitor every step of the process.

First we decided that we would do a “Sew Easy Quilt” from the Winter 2008 Quilts and More. Yoda wasn’t able to come to the fabric store with me to pick out fabric, but I think he approved of the mix of Tracy Porter and M’Liss cats prints I selected. We cut them into squares, and then Yoda helped me to lay them out and piece them together.

Laying out the Blocks

Then Yoda supervised while I pinned all the layers together. Something tells me he had the better end of the deal.

Pinning the Layers Together

After all the work of watching me quilt the layers, Yoda decided he needed a break, and let his brother Roo take over. Roo had the important task of holding the quilt down while I hand stitched on the binding. Again, I think he got the better end of the deal.

Binding the Quilt

Once the binding was on, Roo made sure the quilt was comfortable enough for sleeping. It totally passed inspection, but Roo says my mom will have to bring it in again in a year for a check up.

Testing the Finished Quilt

After Roo’s inspection, I spread the quilt out on the bed for a quick photo shoot, and Yoda got back to work helping as the quilt model.

What do you mean I can’t keep this one?

Yoda tried to convince me to keep this quilt for myself him. He was disappointed that we had to box it up and send it off to Mom and Abby. But thanks to Yoda and Roo’s hard work, I hear that it’s kitty-approved in its new home, too.

3 thoughts on “My Quilting Helper

  1. I’m still new at quilting, but the few times I’ve laid blocks/strips out on the floor to try and get them sorted, there are at least two cats on them within minutes! πŸ™‚

    This is a lovely quilt!

  2. Thanks, Kellie. πŸ™‚ It’s as if they are compelled to sit on whatever we are working on. But I like their company, even if their helping feels more like hindering. πŸ™‚

  3. I’ll have to get you a picture of Abbey on the quilt. We have finally gotten her to sit in Dad’s lap at night by spreading out the quilt on him.

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