Monday, 12 August 2013

The Cat Mat

Look what I produced in just 1 day...

A mat for the cat...now you may wonder about this, however there is as good reason for this. Our cat is pretty well spoilt (that goes without saying) and has free reign of the house. She has a habit of lying on the bed which in itself is ok, if she would have the good sense to lie at  the foot end.  But no, she lies right on the top end and if she could she would no doubt plonk herself on the pillow...so we continually have to block off the pillow as we really do not want to share our pillows with her (bit allergic to the hair). Hence the Mini quilt.

For those of you who have been following my blog you will recognise this pattern...this is the leftover blocks and fabric from my baby quilt...I had an issue with my zebras being upside down in the original baby quilt so I re-did the quilt. These blocks were already sewn into rows, so all I had to do was sew a few shortened rows together and ...voila', I had a mini quilt. Even managed to use up all of the zebra fabric for part of the back and pieced together a few strips of leftover fabric for the binding...felt great to use up all the leftovers.


Did a large scale stipple all over it to keep it nice and soft...this was actually a bit tricky to stay at a consistent large scale level. However, given that this was a quick project I did not fuss too much over it and just went for it. Turned out really nice...ha, ha, I actually like the feeling of this quilt much better than the original.

Well, the idea is that we will put the little quilt on the bed and given that she is a cat she will assume that this is exclusively for her to lie on...that way we might gain some control over where she lies.

And did it work?

The ignoring trick


Mildly interested
May need some more convincing.

Success - I knew this would work

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Karin

8 comments:

  1. soo cute - there's nothing better than a quilt made with love (and hidden purpose);)

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  2. I love this quilt! Your cat is adorable too!

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  3. Love this! Our cat is also very spoiled! Aren't they all?? So glad your cat loves the quilt! If she only knew how talented you are!!

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  4. Isn't it wonderful when your hard work is appreciated? And it looks lovely, too!

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  5. haha! too cute:) Lovely little quilt too.

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  6. Karin - ah ha! you outsmarted your kitty. She looks quite comfy!

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  7. Love it Karin - gorgeous quilt and gorgeous cat and that blue and white spot is fab, especially on the binding :)

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