Friday, March 11, 2016

The Constant Cat

If you have followed me for very long you realize that I have 3 cats. 
 Two are sisters, Autumn and Aiden, the third, Hallie, was a rescue. 
Autumn is my constant sewing companion.  

When I get home from work she will pester the heck out of me until I go upstairs.  
Once I'm upstairs, she runs to the sewing room door and meows.  
Usually I need to change my clothes so once she realizes we are not sewing just yet she happily jumps on the bed for some much needed kitty lovin'.  

She seems to be in cat heaven when we actually go into the sewing room.  
Last night I wanted to make some sewing progress on my chenille blanket.  
I opened the door, she dashed in and found just the right place to sleep.    
Yep, you guessed it, right on my blanket, sigh.  

I had to move a few stacks that need to be refiled and some vintage sheets that I need to make into charm and strip sets in order to sew the lines on the chenille blanket so I moved those to the other end of my table and move Autumn off the blanket.  
She immediately gravitated to said stack of fabric, draping herself over it as if to say "This is mine".  

The good news is that I was able to get half the lines sewn on my chenille blanket before bed time.
Aren't those flying Zebras just about the cutest thing you have ever seen?
I needed a blanket that could be gender neutral so chose this one.
As usual, I am most anxious to see how the chenille turns out.

I just love making these for new babies! 
If you want to learn how to make one check out my tutorial here.

 I found some that I had paired the flannel with the backing fabrics so
 I had quite a few to choose from. 
 I have been trying to use things from my stash for the backings and get through some of the novelty fabrics that I have in my stash too. 
 I seem to gravitate toward the girlie fabrics though.
  I did a Detroit Tigers one recently and that one was fantastic.  
I would love to make a few more sports themed ones.  

I hope to work on cutting out the wedding quilt this weekend so I can begin to sew that one. 
 The wedding is in August.  
This chenille baby blanket is for a baby due in May. 
 I have the April baby chenille and quilt all finished.  
Fox Face is for the May baby too so I need to get that one done also.
Oh so much to do and so little time!!  

Enjoy your weekend!



Ioleen said...

You are so loved my Autumn and that is a special bond between animal and human.

gibbygoo56 said...

Autumn is beautiful. Aren't we blessed to have the love of our sweet babies? I know my life is fuller because of my kitty babies and two doxies.

Michele said...

Hehehe. I love hearing about your sewing companion. Juno has gotten used to laying fully stretched out just behind my machine. He doesn't think he's in the way. :) said...

Love your sewing buddy, she is so very pretty.

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