Friday, January 27, 2012

Crazy Cats on a Roll

I may not have much time in the studio these days but when I have been in there I have been having fun.


Since every block is different I have not gotten bored.  My CC’s are still funny looking and my loops are not consistent but I still am really liking how it looks overall.



Now, about my echoing.  This is really a challenge.  I must say that I have FAR more control of the machine now that I have the Railz system, but my control still leaves something to be desired.  But since this is kind of a primitive quilt I am thinking of this as a practice/learning quilt and thus  it looks pretty good.


funny cat

I have been having fun doing this.  I also have been wondering, do other people talk to themselves while they are quilting?  I do, and not always complimentary.  Who me?


I like to play soft jazz music while I quilt.  With this quilt, since I have to think more than when doing a panto, I am listening to Earl Klug.  The sound relaxes me and helps me to not hold onto the handles too tight.



And, after an afternoon of quality quilting, this is what I came back to.  Two of Sadie’s toys have bit the dust.  There was stuffing (see white bear) and bits of rubber (see green rubber duck) all over the front room floor.  But she loves her toys and plays hard with them so who cares.  The other two dogs only infrequently play with toys but Sadie has to have them all out on the floor, tosses them, and obviously chews them.  And what, I say, are the toys for if not to play with?


Now, I’m off to shower and then spend another quality day in the studio.  See ya!


Exuberant Color said...

I had to laugh when you said you try not to hold onto the handles too hard. I find myself gripping mine tightly and have to remind myself to breathe and relax too.

Denise :) said...

Oh your cats make me smile, smile!! I like music or something in the background while I quilt. It can't be something that might capture my attention, though. Otherwise my work suffers!! Have fun in the studio today! :)

soscrappy said...

Lovely quilting! It fits the quilt so perfectly.

Stephanie said...

Those kitties make me smile. I love the echo quilting. Occasionally I have to toss toy carcasses that Miss Abby chews, loves, tears apart and unstuffs. :o)

Quilter Kathy said...

Echo quilting is're doing great!
I talk to myself all the time when I'm quilting, but try to force myself to be say encouraging things! LOL

Bonnie said...

The quilting is coming along nicely. Aren't we always our worse critics? The echo quilting is charming with the crazy cats. I tried feathers the other day and as I was doing them I kept hating what I was doing. As I bound the quilt last night I thought, oh, there's a nice string of decent feathers.... LOL. And, my l's look just like yours!