Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Mind of a Cat or Demon Possessed?

A while back I discovered a free pattern - Trip Around the World - on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville's Quips & Snips blog. I downloaded the instructions for my "one day" list. About a month ago Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works had some really pretty batiks on sale. I immediately thought of Bonnie's quilt and ordered an assortment of fabrics. Today was the perfect day to start the quilt. My progress - cutting done and all four panels sewn waiting to be pressed! .....
Looks like Easter!  I'm loving the colors. Once the panels are pressed, you sew into tubes and and cross cut. Bonnie's pattern is a twin using 4" strips. I wanted smaller so have cut 3" strips. I should have enough leftover from the ends of the panels to make one, hopefully two doll quilts for my nieces. The adventure of cutting through all the fabric tubes be another day. Tomorrow is a family day and I am out of "go" for today.

Have those of you who are owned by a cat ever wondered what was on the cat's mind; as in what could possibly possess said cat to get such WEIRD! behavior? For example - I was pinning strips. Ms Cha Cha was rolled in a tight ball sound asleep. Suddenly she lets out a loud battle cry, jumps on the table - you know 0 to 110 miles an hour in the blink of an eye - and starts yanking pins out of the pincushion. I'm baffled,, shocked, slightly amused. I grab the pins. She gives me a withering look, leaps back to the chair and curls up instantly asleep. One wonders; but, I probably do NOT want to know what was on Ms Cha Cha's mind.

Okay. So I couldn't stand it. I absolutely had to see one of the panels complete. I've been thinking Easter and the word Cadbury keeps coming to mind, over and over. Can a quilt be named Cadbury? Hmmm.

HAPPY QUILTING TO ALL!

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

One of mine has a definite thing about pins. He is quite practised at pulling them out at throwing them across the room. At least I can always blame him if someone finds a pin where they shouldn't

Miss 376 said...

One of mine has a definite thing about pins. He is quite practised at pulling them out at throwing them across the room. At least I can always blame him if someone finds a pin where they shouldn't

QuiltSue said...

It's looking pretty. Perhaps you should call it Chocolate? That'd confuse everyone!

As for the cat behaviour question, yes, I often wonder what goes through their minds, they seem to suddenly do such odd things sometimes.

Hazel said...

Isn't that just the prettiest combination of fabrics? The colours put me in mind of the paintings of the Impressionists - any of the ones by Monet, I think.

Not sure about Cha cha's weird behaviour - I think that is just cats for you!