Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pets on Quilts!

Its that time of the year again.  When I bemoan the shyness of my cat to get her picture taken  And stalk my dad's cat who is the original photo hog.  This year I was a little bit more successful.

So here is my sweetie Kalli-cat.

I had to trick her to get on this quilt.  I covered the pillow she likes to sleep on with it.  Its not even a quilt I made but one I rescued from a yard sale.  Sigh.
But she became less and less afraid of my sewing room and quilts this year, almost.

I have lured her closer to my sewing table.  She now will sit on the high stool next to me while I sew.  She even has started to give me cuteness.

Now I often find her sitting in my basket of UFOs...


or right on one of my sewing tables sleeping,


 considering fabric, exploring the rulers... 

and watching Bonnie Hunter on quilt cam!

Kalli-cat does love jumping on my lap while hand sewing binding.
Kalli-cat on my wonky log cabin
Kalli-cat helping me bind my Star Trek quilt

And on my lap while Im sewing with two 
of my Grandma's cat block baby quilts hanging behind her.

But when I wanted to get a picture of her on my Amy Btler charm square quilt...


you would have thought I was asking her to step in water! The whole time I tied it she followed the yarn and played with it, just not when I had my camera ready!

Finally because her patch of sunshine was where the quilt lay

 she reluctantly sat on it, but she did not stay there long.

But she is still my sweet Kalli-cat!

keep dreaming...Colleen

Dads cat Princess Jasmine aka Jazzy-girl loves to help me bind quilts.


32 comments:

Christine M said...

Great photos Colleen. I really like the one you finally got when she sat in the sun on your Amy Butler quilt.

Kelly said...

Both kitties are beautiful! Your Kallie is like my Sarge, he does not like the camera!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love Calico's - they are all marked so unique, like fingerprints.

Kim said...

Great photos and cute cat! Love your quilts.

LynCC said...

Awww :) Kalli's such a pretty torticat. Love your wonky log cabin!

PugMom said...

Great photos! Love seeing your cat in your sewing room. I am collecting Star Trek fabric to make a quilt for my brother.

Dana Gaffney said...

Hard to believe but maybe she's just not an Amy Butler fan, LOL. I stalk all year trying to have pictures for this show.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Hi Colleen! Your Kalli-Cat is so adorable! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures with her in your quilting studio and on a few of your quilts.

Carrie P. said...

fun photos. cat are silly creatures.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your cats are so sweet and you have lots of beautiful quilts in every photo! Kalli has very cute a little bit sad look. x Teje

Agnes B. Bullock said...

LOVE your quilts! Your models are purrfect!

landscapelady said...

She is beautiful! Keep that lint roller handy (like the rest of us with kitties) kallie will be rolling around all your WIP's in no time helper ing away;-)

Loris said...

Yeah for Kali learning to be comfortable in the sewing room! I'm sure her company is wonderful.
And what's not to love about watching Bonnie on Quilt cam :-)

Nita said...

What beautiful eyes she has!

Barbara said...

You're shy girl probably doesn't like modeling for free. My Gracie is like that.

Katie said...

sweet Kali girl -- glad to see that she is starting to come around. My cat also loves Bonnie Hunter and tries to bat at her when I watch quilt cam on the lap top.

Quilting Buttercup said...

Kallie-cat is adorable, especially when curled up on the sewing table!

Ruth said...

Love the Star Trek Quilt. She seems happiest on your lap!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Helloooo ~ Let me introduce myself, I am Sweet William The Scot, and I am taking the tour of the quilts. I am more of a dog blogger, but I have made three quilts in my lifetime. All of your quilts are lovely. You can always catch a picture of animals in a sun puddle.
Sweet William The Scot

Karin said...

Love the sun shot...that is exactly what our cat does. Beautiful photos

imperfectseams said...

Oh my, how did you ever manage to settle on which photo to enter?! There are some great ones - and beautiful quilts too. And I am totally drooling over your fabric stash and sewing space!

Michele T said...

Kallie looks comfortable anywhere in your studio - great photos!!

Susie Q said...

Kallie-cat looks like she has fun with all your beautiful quilts. Susie x

Michelle said...

She's a gorgeous cat, but I've got to admit that I kept getting distracted by all of the wonderful sewing goodies in the background!

Nanbon44 said...

she is a cute quilty cat... got her paws into it all

jan said...

Kalli is just adorable!She is just being true to her cat nature. Snobbish! lol...
I love your patchwork quilt on the floor.
Good luck in the contest.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm
I am cat# 84

Needled Mom said...

Kitties are definitely creatures of comfort. Great quilts too.

Laura B said...

She is a sweetie.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Playing hide-and-seek!

Jacque said...

Kallicat is so sweet, love the photos! She takes her inspector role very seriously, I can tell!
Love, Snoodles

Missy Shay said...

She looks like my Pippi!

Debi said...

Wow, I can't keep my cats off my quilts. Kallicat is so cute it is a shame she is so camera shy because she looks fabulous on those beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.