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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My most unsuccessful quilt ever

     If you have followed my blog for a while, you have seen the appointed quilt tester, Tugger (the Terrible). This cat will appear at any moment when fabric is laid on the ground, lay on it, scuff it up, burrow, and leave copious fur. He lays on my bed all day in one spot. I have a Heart bargello quilt there and I intend to never make one again. After looking at a woman's blog where she sells cat quilts (Gizzy's quilts) and reading the glowing testimonials of her customers, I decided that is what Tugger needed and I needed for my bed quilt to be spared. 
     I found an orphan block that came with some scraps that was too pretty to be cut up and enlarged upon the theme, quilted on my 301 (very rusty at FMQ on domestic), and bound it. While he was sleeping next to the fireplace (other favorite spot), I laid it down next to him. He promptly got up and left the room. I then put it on my bed in the spot he sleeps. He walked in, saw it, and headed for the guest room where he has slept all week. I guess he didn't get the memo how great it is for a cat to have their own quilt. Whatever room it is in, when he sees it, he turns around and leaves. 
     Trying hard not to feel rejected. By a cat. Yikes.
The offending quilt

7 comments:

Unknown said...

How wonderful, you have invented a way to keep a cat off of something!

Unknown said...

How wonderful, you have invented a way to keep a cat off of something!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

If that keeps him off your nice quilt, I'd say it worked but in reverse.

Peg said...

Put the quilt on the floor and step on it, rub it around as you do this, then rub a dirty sock and a batch of cat hair on it... See if he likes it then!
=;>)

Vicki W said...

That is too funny! Rejected by a cat!

Missy Shay said...

That is hilarious! My cats never do what I want them to do either! I can't get them to stay off a quilt, unless I'm trying to take a picture of the cat on the quilt, then they get off!

Barb said...

too funny! great story and nice quilt.
Happy Caturday
xo