October 11, 2013

Furry Friday, Finally

Ok, so here's a "keeping it real" moment. I took this photo a couple weeks ago for the Moda Blog Hop, and to be totally honest, nothing has changed much...
...well that's not entirely true. There are actually more fabric scraps on the floor. But that's ok, because someone loves scraps:
Most of the time, Lou likes to "help" me.
And despite that, i managed to get all these squares cut for the quilt i'm working on.
Franny is more of a planner, so she helped me pick the strike offs for Daydream (way back in April):
Chin rubs help her think better:
Lou also likes to supervise my sewing from above to make sure all those seams are lining up:
And if they aren't, you know what that means...
If you don't have one of these in your sewing box, you might want to think about getting one! It's a seam ripper made by Tacony, and like none other. That little rubberized beehive thingie at the end is used like an eraser to grab and pull out all the small threads in a ripped seam (see it in action). No more picking them out by hand! Which means Lou can spend less time supervising and more time napping.
More soon. This quilt isn't going to sew itself! Hope you have a beautiful weekend.
xo,
kate

22 comments:

  1. I've missed your furry Fridays! It looks like you are getting a lot done with the help of your furry assistants. They are adorable, as always!

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  2. I love Furry Friday posts! I hope Lou is much higher when checking if my seams are matching up!! ;-)

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  3. Love those kitties! (and the beautiful glass case of yardage!!!) :)

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  4. I love Furry Fridays!! You have beautiful furry children.

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  5. A lovely post! Furry Fridays are the best :)

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  6. Such a sweet post, makes me miss my kitties.

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  7. So cute! I love how cats are naturally drawn to helping out with quilting :-)

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  8. I love seeing your studio - it's nice to know that I'm not the only one that lets stuff stay on the floor! And where oh where did you get that fabulous piece of fabric on the back wall (windows?) I love it!!!!

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  9. I'm so happy to see the babies again, you started my day with a smile, thanks.

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  10. Hee...hee...hee... They look like very good helpers! ;-)

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  11. Great post.I still smile watching your kitty.Have a fun weekend!!

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  12. There is way, WAY too much cuteness on this page! <3

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  13. I am up to 4 *helpers* as of last week when I adopted two new kitties! They do keep things lively and in check as they would have it, just as yours seem to do. >^..^<

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  14. Your Kitties are adorable and they are growing and as adorable as ever. I have missed Furry Fridays but know that you are very busy

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  15. Your cats are absolutely adorable! Love the pic of Lou sleeping!

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  16. Love a bit of creative mess! ;) Can't wait to see your quilt! I just bought an early release charm pack of Daydream (perk of living in Oz!) and am in love! Absolutely gorgeous line!

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  17. Creativity means messes happen. That is just how it is. Love seeing all of your assistants.

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  18. Your furry ones are adorable! And I'd love to have an entire cabinet of your fabrics, I am just drooling over here! Thank you so much for you kind compliment on my Central Park Hemisphere quilt today. It completely made my day to see my favorite designer took time to comment. :)

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  19. I love your cat and I need one of those seam rippers!!!

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  20. I love seeing your kitties!! I just saw your "Never Give Up On Your Dreams" Quilt on Fat Quarter Shop blog post about Quilt Market. Are you going to have a pattern for that? I have a dream that we are desparately trying to realize and I could use something inspirational to work on.

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  21. I have cats and a doberman who supervise and keep me company as I quilt. I wouldn't have it any other way! I love you cabinet with the glass front holding your bolts..... LOVELY

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