Today is the start of another great quilt show!
I love the idea that you can show your pet quilts or your pets on quilts! I have two very special cats I would like to share with you today.
First up is the late Opus the penguin.
He was my baby for 14.5 years. He was my sewing partner, computer partner, roll around on the carpet partner. He was also the inspiration for the name and logo I sell under.
As you can see he loved being in the center of my quilting action. If you notice I came into my studio one day to find him laying on the Christmas cat fabric I was ironing on the ironing board. Behind him on my design wall was a wall hanging made of cat heads. Also two 12" cat blocks from a swap I was participating in. Oh and a couple of 12" Star Trek swap blocks. Opus would also lay across my shoulders on the back of my sewing chair and bat at the needle as it went up and down on the sewing machine. He also loved to walk across the computer keyboard as I emailed my internet quilt group. I miss him still.
My current kitty is Kalli. She is not as brave and fearless as Opus was. She is only just now warming up to the sewing machine noise. Before she would not even stay in the same room with it. But she is a quilt kitty!
I won this Christmas mix tape quilt from fiesty eily and laid it on the floor to photograph it. Kalli walked right up and laid down on it.
And then she started rolling around on it like it was covered in catnip. Whenever I get this quilt out she always rolls her self up in it.
Kalli also loves to walk on the back of the sofa and hide behind the quilt hanging on the wall. Sometimes I look all over the house calling her and then remember to look there. I think she thinks she is invisible behind there.
On Gull Lake in Canada, Dad would carry me and my kayaksome where and drop me off to paddle.