Friday, 3 August 2012

Pets on Quilts Show.

So August is finally here and its time to post my pictures for the Pets on Quilts show. I am lucky enough to share my home with two pets. Scamp is a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier and Picasso is an eight year old oriental cross rescue cat. They both like to get involved with all stages of my stitching from choosing the fabrics to finishing the quilts.


Here Scamp is helping to lay out the quilt sandwich. He's really good at using his nose to get the fabric where he wants it.


I prefer to baste the sandwich together and Scamp oversees this process.


He also knows that once the quilt is prepared he will get a long walk before I start the quilting so watches carefully as the last stitches are added.


He also gets worried if I leave a quilt unattended. I was finishing stitching the back of the binding when the doorbell went. When I got back to my chair Scamp had made himself comfortable and was 'protecting' my work.


He loves to be photographed on the finished quilt. This quilt was designed and the blocks stitched together by my Rainbow unit (5 to 7 year old members of the Guide Association) for our Linus project.


Scamp wanted to show just how much he has grown since he was a pup. Here he is at 6 weeks.


Picasso loves to play whilst I sew but he is much more difficult to photograph because he quickly runs and hides as soon as he sees the camera. His favourite things are to watch the needle as it moves up and down or to put his paw under the machine arm and try to catch my hands as I move the quilt.  However he finds my fabric a great place to sleep. One afternoon I had just finished laying out my quilt sandwich and I decided to get a drink before I did the basting. When I came back he had crawled between the layers and was settling down for a nap.
I have now learnt to make sure all my fabric is secure if Picasso is around.


I also like to use fabric with cats,rabbits and a variety of other animals on them to make blocks for my quilts especially those for children such as this quilt for Linus. So far I have not made any dog or cat blocks but I shall be doing that later this year.



I hope you enjoyed my photos and thank you for visiting. Enjoy the rest of the Pets on Quilts show. Click here to get back to lily pad quilting and the quilt show.

32 comments:

  1. What sweeties! Scamp and Picasso are so cute and must be great fun to have with you while you make your beautiful quilts.

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  2. Scamp is adorable! Love to Picasso for helping you with the fabric..she's a sweetheart!

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  3. thanks for sharing your sweet friends with us........they are both adorable and your Linus quilt will bring warmth to a special child.

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  4. Scamp is so cute. Looks like a movie star. I think I should ask for his signature now as the fact that he is in the Pets on Quilts Show will surely get the attention of those Hollywood Directors. Be prepared for them to come knocking at your door wanting to hire Scamp away from you.

    Love your quilts too!

    Absolutely great post/entry in the Pets on Quilts Show. Loved, loved, love it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. Scamp and Picasso look like a pair of great pets. I am sure they provide you with lots of hours of entertainment.
    It is so much fun checking out all the pets and their stories.
    Thanks for sharing your story.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  6. Scamp and Picasso are both darling as are your quilts.

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  7. Love the quilts- and your helpers are simply extraordinary- Good help is so hard to find!

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  8. What an absolutely adorable dog and cat. That photo of Scamp as a puppy is so cute!

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  9. What lovely pets, that Scamp is a cutie and Picasso looks so elegant!

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  10. Your quilts are lovely and your pets seem to be great helpers. Scamp is so cute.

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  11. They're both adorable, but Scamp stole my heart. I love the colors you use in your quilts, nice and bright. Thank you.

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  12. With helpers like Scamp and Picasso how can you fail to make wonderful quilts?

    And thanks for your comments on Django (who is now getting so big-headed he expects tuna ALL the time!)

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  13. You have some great helpers! Thank you for sharing them and your quilts :o)

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  14. Lots of wonderful pictures!! I have to actually close the door to my sewing room when I am not in there as I never know what kind of placed my cats might find to hide!

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  15. us Kats just help when mom is around. We have new ideas of how to wreak havoc. thanks

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  16. Scamp and Picasso are wonderful helpers!
    Thank you for joining in at the Pet Show!

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  17. Love the photos of the quilts and your beautiful dog.

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  18. Scamp is very precious. Picasso looks mischievous. Very cute.

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  19. Your quilts are lovely and Scamp and Picasso look quite at home.

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  20. What cuties! Picasso looks so precious and comfortable under your quilt and Scamp is adorable!

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  21. What great photos - Scamp is a complete cutie!!

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  22. Lovely quilts. Looks like you have good company while you work.

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  23. Scamp and Picasso look very comfortable amongst your quilts. How cute was Scamp when he was a little pup. He's still cute now!

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  24. Scamp and Picasso are excellent quilt consultants - which we all need! Scamp is just adorable and Picasso looks very elegant peeking out from under that quilt!

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  25. These would have to be the cutest pics ever! We had an Australian Terrier when I was a child and she looks so much like your Scamp.

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