Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting the Make Us Laugh Blog Hop. The goal was to make something to make us smile and, after much thought, it became apparent that my process and my helpers are about the funniest thing about my quilting.
So, I thought I’d share my “Quilt Tail” about my helpers.
The quilt I decided to finish for the hop was a string quilt designed to evoke, if not laughter, certainly smiles and a sense of being loved for a friend battling cancer. Simple string blocks and allover quilting. Piece of cake, right?
Sounds like it but let me tell you how it went.
Me: I have tonight off. I can baste this quilt.
Gizmo: Let me help!
Me: Ummmm…. that doesn’t actually help.
Gizmo: Purr, purr.
Me: Pets cat until bedtime when cat hops up and saunters to bed.
Me another night: Uses stealth skills and gets quilt basted with only minor adorable interruption.
Me: Tonight, I’ll get this quilted.
Milo: I’ll throw myself in front of the machine and protect the quilt from incessant needling!
Me: Milo, you’ll have to move.
Milo: No move.
Next attempt… distraction.
Daughter is convinced to hold cat…. about 5 minutes of quilting accomplished. However, daughter must work. Open window and sunshine…. nearly 30 minutes… hallelujah!
I’m convinced this is a solution until this happens.
Milo is back with Griffie for reinforcement.
Then Jack decides to join in. Notice he is laying on my hand!
Despite their “help,” I continue to quilt in fits and starts. Sometimes I can get the cat arranged just right… sometimes not.
And, finally, we’re done quilting, trimming and can see how it’s looking.
I believe it passed inspection! Tomorrow, we bind, wash and get in the mail.
So, my project isn’t funny but my helpers sure are! I hope you enjoyed them and I hope we made you smile. It’s a scary time, my friends but I hope you are safe and keeping your chin up. Virtual hugs…. cause that’s the safe kind!
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