Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Darla the Quilting Cat

Hi Friends! It’s me, Darla the Quilting Cat. Yep, it’s true; my mommy taught me this year. I even have pictures to show you in a moment. But first, I am so thrilled to be joining the Pets on Quilts parade for 2017! We always have fun visiting other animal friends online, and I especially want to thank Snoodles, Padsworth and DragonDrop at Lily Pad Quilting for hosting the fun!!



So, let me introduce my furry self.

My name is Darla (“The Girl with the Polka Dot Tummy"), and I am a 4-year old tabby. I live with my mom and dad and my litter brother Alfalfa. Alfie is an orange tabby. He didn't want to be in the show this year because he's been spending much of his time on Neighborhood Watch duties at the windows, keeping an eye on the birds and other critters that visit. It is an impurrtant job too.

By the way, I have the softest furs EVER invented! Silky smooth, I am. I can’t help it!  All the better to leave them behind on the quilts I get to test. Besides being a sewing cat, I also lay on quilts to hold them down (we don’t want them to fly away, you know) and test them for snuggle-ability. It’s my favorite part of the whole quilting process.




Now I would love to show you my sewing lessons to purr-oove my quilting abilities.

First, here I am watching while Mom explained how to use a rotary cutter. She helped me cut squares out for a quilt. Because I don’t have opposable thumbs, she used the rotary cutter while I held the fabric down or held the ruler. Or both. I`m good like that....


Then I learned to thread the machine. Can I tell you how much I love playing with thread?? I like Mommy’s machine. I think it’s a Purr-nina.


Here I am guiding the fabric through the machine, being careful to catch WATCH that quarter-inch seam.


Sewing is hard work, and as quilters we all must remember to take frequent breaks to relax and stretch our muscles. Here I demonstrate my PROVEN technique. Mommy wonders exactly what it is I’m trying to prove, but sometimes she’s no fun! 


And the finished result!  How can you argue with success?!


When the voting begins in a few days, I hope you will come back and vote for me! I can’t promise, but I might even sew a quilt for you!

xo,
DARLA





19 comments :

charlotte said...

My what a beautiful and talented girl you are. Be careful, though, those needles are sharp!

Alice said...

You are a gorgeous girl Darla! I am sure that Mom appreciates all the help that you give her. Especially the part where she has to take a break. That is a good one!!

sunny said...

You're darling, Darla! Please don't tell Zippy and Sydney that cats can sew. I prefer to do it myself!!

Susie Q said...

What a lovely cat and such a great name for her. Hugs, Susie x

Julierose said...

Oh you are so smart and sweet...is it nice and toasty under that sewing machine light??
My Schumee who is in Kitty Heaven looking down on us now..used to sleep on my foot pedal...she liked the action...be careful not to catch your claws in that thread now...hugs Julierose lol

Gene Black said...

oooh. Darla is such a sweet baby!

Heide said...

What a super helper! Such cute photos of you furry helper.

Dana Gaffney said...

Darla, I'm so happy to meet you. Not only are you beautiful but I can see how much help you are for Mom, she probably couldn't sew without you :)

annmarie said...

Cute post. Darla is darling!

Sally Trude said...

Dearest Darla,

Thank you for not including naughty pictures of your private bits. Leave that to ol' Smutty over at Cat Patches. By the way, it is documented in MY medical chart that I have the softest fur on the planet.

Respectfully,

Molly

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

RUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF, bark bark, grrrrrrrl, ha ha ha pant pant!
Tyson

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Darla you are the best!

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Susan said...

Well, Darling Darla, you have my vote for the quilting cat of the year.

Michele T said...

Gorgeous kitty... those green eyes will melt every heart!!

Lynette said...

:D Super fun post, what a talented girl!!

Debi said...

Thank you for the education Darla! LOL, You are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Well dang! I'm behind in my blog reading and I missed this and I would SO have voted for the gorgeous Darla!!!!!

Loris said...

Darla, you are a beauty! My kitties love to play with thread too!