The Free Motion Quilting Project: My Newest Quilting Friend

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My Newest Quilting Friend


Yep, I have a new quilting friend that's a bit on the furry side!

This is Pickles, our super sweet new kitty. We rescued her a few weeks ago and now she's starting to settle in and her personality is coming out strong.

And...she's a bit of a whiner. Or I should say yowler. When she's not happy (which is anytime she's not being attentively petted or brushed) she meows with ever increasing volume until you just give in and give her what she wants.

What does she want lately? To hang out in the Crafty Cottage with me as I quilt!


The good news is once she thoroughly sniffed both above and below my desk, she found herself a spot under my chair and curled up to take a long nap:


I've never let a cat into the Crafty Cottage before and I hope it works out and she can start quilting with me every day. It's fun to have a companion and I'd rather share the space with her than listen to her meow right outside my door.

Speaking of quilting, I'm super happy to be back to making videos after nearly three weeks of remodeling and cleaning the house! I have a really fun quilt planned using the beautiful fabrics in this month's Quilty Box. Be looking for the video coming out Monday.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

11 comments:

  1. She's gorgeous. Will be lots of company. My cat sits in her perch and keeps one eye on me and one looking out the window.

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  2. I'm truly glad to know Pickles for her fur-ever home with you and your loving family. I think she may be so vocal as she has never known such love and just can't get enough. Not that I want to encourage drugs, but you may want to try giving her some catnip when she is so vocal and you don't have time. It might help to relax her a bit. For some of my cats, introducing a new toy, at such a time sometimes helped (e.g. plastic easter eggs, empty spools of thread, balls of aluminum foil, etc). And they don't always have to be new, as much as toys that may have been rotated/set aside for a week or so. Still, I'm confident she loves you and doesn't want to let you out of her site.

    QuiltShopGal
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    1. You're probably right. It seems as soon as I let her into the cottage or the house she chills right out and quiets down. I'll try a few toys with catnip and see how it goes over.

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  3. She's gorgeous! In my house, no quilt gets passed as complete until it has 'cat-approval' - Rumbles has an uncanny sixth sense of knowing exactly when I am laying out a quilt for basting and he will appear from nowhere to give it the rest-test! Enjoy your new companion.

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    1. Lol! That is some seriously strong quilt detection!

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  4. Pickles is so cute! I love having my cat Maggie in my sewing room. I have a cat bed in there so once she finishes smelling everything, she sleeps in her bed!

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  5. I love your new assistant! She reminds me of my little girl (Chawn YaJah - that is Navajo for little s***). She took no prisoners, but was the best assistant I ever had. Treasure her. :)

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    1. Too funny! She must have been a handful!

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  6. Kitty love! How old is Pickles, a baby? Her coloring reminds of my Toby, who at 7 weeks old, appeared in our garage. Still have no clue how he got there. It was meant 'to be', therefore his name, Toby.

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    1. She's not very old, but she's already had a litter of kittens. She's fixed now and I'm tempted to go back to the shelter and see if any of her kitties are still there. Her personality is so unique I'm sure they would be fun to have as well.

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  7. Happy for you both and waiting for a new podcast, "Hello my quilting cats . . . "

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