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Thread: World War 3 with the cat.

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    World War 3 with the cat.

    Nobody told me I would have a world war on my hands when I started my first quilt. The cat and I have constantly fight over who has rights to the quilt and the lamp!
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    My very favorite colored cat.

    I do miss Miss Pook.

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    Yes, cats are notorious quilt inspectors and they take their job very seriously.
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    Cari

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    I just finished binding a tumbler today. While I was working on one end, Callie Jane was sleeping in the middle. I sure wish there was a door on my sewing room.
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    Mine take over the chair everytime I get up to iron! They climb my design wall to sleep on the top. Wouldn't life be boring without them!

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    funny! I don't have cats now, but for several years I did so I can totally relate! cats are lucky we love them

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    My black lab always lays by my feet. One time she laid on my foot while it was on the sewing machine foot pedal and I had a fast, long and wonky seam before I got her off!!

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    Welcome to the QB - lots of quilters from Australia on here. Pretty kitty and pretty colors on your fabrics. Show us some of your work.
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    Your kitty looks like he is saying, "if I am very still she won't see me." Or is he saying, "She seems to like this stuff, so if I am very still, she will play with me, while she plays with this stuff."

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    Beautiful cat. Reminds me of one I had, years ago.

    And I'm sure s/he would argue that s/he is helping! :-)
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    Cats love to be part of the process.
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    What a beautiful kitty. Looks like a real sweetie.

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    I have a mini Australian Shepherd and he wants to be CLOSE to me at all times and he has sat on my foot control many times...he's been hit by falling rulers and falling fabric scraps but he refuses to leave my side!

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    Kitties love quilts. I put an unfinished mess of a quilt on a chair and it is one of my cats favorite spot to stay all day on.
    If I leave my sewing room door open by morning my bed is covered with scraps of fabric my kitty gifts to me.
    Of course my bedspread is a quilt and they sleep with me on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    Yes, cats are notorious quilt inspectors and they take their job very seriously. Cari
    Boy, I TOTALLY agree with Cari !! But what a sweet companion.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    I have learned the hard way about 30 years ago when I was really into sewing different crafts to keep my sewing room door closed when I was not in it. I had a cat name "Jetta". She wasn't too bad when I was in there but once I left the door open. I heard a whizzing sound and thought it sounded like my machine running. Jetta was laying on the foot controller. It was always very touchy. I was on the phone and couldn't hang up fast enough. After that, I installed a screen door to my sewing room door. She could see but not come in. She also gave birth twice in my scrap baskets.

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    ha, ha. one serious reason (among many) why none of my three cats are welcome in my sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    She also gave birth twice in my scrap baskets.
    Oh that's too funny....the next generation of quilt inspectors, makes sense they'd be born in a scrap basket!!

    I remember getting woken up as a teenager by our family cat giving birth on my bed. She wouldn't let anybody but me be near her while she was giving birth, I took it as a huge gross compliment, LOL. Next litter was born UNDER my bed, which was a small improvement.

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    What a beautiful quilt and even more lovely cat. Yours picture made my morning happy as I recover from a fall in my own kitchen where I broke 8 ribs and punctured a lung. I should have stayed safely upstairs quilting where I belonged, huh?

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    No contest! The war is over and you lost. Sorry you didn't know the rules about cats and quilts but I see your kitty has generously shown you the way. Now you can surrender peacefully and get back to sewing! P.S. Mostly, they're all the same...bossy in the quilting room
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    The old saying is that "dogs have owners and cats have servants" and it's obvious that your cat is on board with that ... Smart little critter!

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    That's my favorite color cat too. DH and I had them for years. Now I have a dog and she is my furbaby. Love them all.

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    This is my quilt inspector making sure I finish the binding. I have a habit of rocking when I hand sew, so he knows he will get plenty of rocking if he sits with me when I am sewing.
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    Looks like the cat won!

    Your very next project should be its very own quilted spot. lol
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    I miss my cat :sigh:

    Doesn't matter what fabric is laid out for cutting; there's the moggie taking up residence

    Many years ago I bought silk from a wonderful company in HK, and it came with a list of instructions on how to get the best from the fabric.....numbers 1, 7, 13 and 22 all said, "Put the cat out"
    It seems they had their very own furball fabric inspector in the shop.

    In the end I made a patchwork cushion for the cat and she snoozed on it beside me as I sewed. I still kind of miss the cushion and the cat on my desk.

    Mary

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