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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FMQing the Strings!

I got half of the Strings quilt quilted today.  As you can see, Oreo was a big help!
I decided to leave out the batting and it is still pretty heavy!
I finally got him out of the way, he and Custard were enjoying my latest acquisition.  I bought a changing table for $10 and am going to paint it when I decide what color theme I will go with in my new sewing room.  The top will be a bed for the fur babies, I will set it in front of a window and use the bottom two shelves for storage.
He just really liked my quilt though!  I could not find my EZ glider to cover the feed dogs on my Singer 16 treadle, so I placed a business card over it.  It is working great!
I know some people say you do not need to cover the feed dogs, but I prefer it.  I quilted all day and finished half the quilt.  I decided to do small scallops starting in one corner.  I'm not sure how well you can see it in the picture.  So far this is the easiest FMQ design I have done, or maybe I'm just getting more used to FMQ?
I hope to finish it tomorrow and then put the pink binding on it Friday.

Custard tried to pull my thread off while I was sewing today and Pippi did succeed in pulling the belt off of the treadle!  Good thing it is easy to put it back on, she needs to be careful or she could get hurt!

Do your pets help you sew?

Missy

Ecclesiastes 3:7  "A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;"


19 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My little dog has a bed under an old sewing machine table. She has to be in the room with me if I'm sewing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great idea for the changing table, but they will take over the bottom too you know. No fur babies here. We chose not to have pets when we realized that when both adults work, the poor animal is left alone or they are left unsupervised if you have many, almost 18 hours a day which.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't have any indoor cats now but they would have loved the changing table! That was a lot of work making the strings quilt, very pretty.

Deborah Hamilton said...

You had some brilliant ideas about the changing table and the business card. Your quilt is coming along nicely.

CrazyCatLady said...

That's a great idea for the changing table! Lucky little fur babies! Yes, my cats like to help me sew too. If I get up to leave the room, one cat ends up on my chair and another draped around the machine!

Jayne said...

Love your quilt! My dog loves to sit and stare at me. Its creepy! When she decides its time for me to quit sewing...that is her way of saying so!

Denise :) said...

I love the idea of the changing table for the cats ... they seem to enjoy it very much! Of course, parking it in front of a window didn't hurt! I'm cracking up that Oreo does not want to move off the quilt -- it's looking terrific by the way!! Congrats!!! :)

Barb said...

Well you did have a lot of help, love the string quilt.

donna said...

Your kitties are so silly. My little Duchess has a bed in my sewing room. Your quilt is looking great my dear.
Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.
Hugs
donna

Gina said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and the quilting is awesome!

Michelle said...

Love your quilt and the kitty!

Dona said...

I love string quilts. They are a favorite. Yours is beautiful.

Katherines Corner said...

I just shared your post with my hubby. Using the top of the changing table for your sweet fur babies.Our fur baby ( Izzy our dog) has a little place of his own in every room of our home ( except the bathrooms). Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

vintage grey said...

Darling kitty and beautiful quilt! xo Heather

Karen Rowland said...

String quilts are so fun to make and use up tons of scraps.

Dar said...

Your string quilt is looking so good. I too am a string quilt lover and usually have at least one in progress all the time. They make good leader/ender projects. Love that your kitties help you. My lady is too old to do much helping, but she likes to be in the room with me whereever I am.

Lauralynnescott said...

Hi, Missy. I love your quilt! How are you getting your scallops so perfect? Do you draw them on first? Or follow some sort of pattern? I would love to know. I plan to learn this free motion thing pretty soon here and think I may need all the help I can get.

I love your Pinterest boards, too!

Laura Scott

Quilting Nonnie said...

The diaper changing table is a fantastic idea for your little babies! My cat, who is 8 months old, loves my quilting room. She calls it her playroom. She tries to eat pins, takes scraps from the garbage and spreads them throughout the house. Her favorite trick is to plop into my sewing machine chair as soon as I get up!

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