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September 7, 2018

Cat Bullet

Friday musings

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 8:50 am

As we speak, On Ringo Lake is in the car, waiting to be dropped at the quilter this afternoon. YAAAYYYY!!! Once I get it back, I will have three quilts to bind (the two that got quilted in January are still unbound).

Which is strange, really, because I really LOVE putting on binding.   It is my second favorite part of the quilting process (after “starting a quilt”).  I find it very soothing to know that I’m finishing up a project that has taken a long time.

What else have I been working on?   Last weekend, I started designing my very own art quilt.  Yep, all out on my own, nobody’s directions to follow and all the choices will be mine alone.  Scary and fun, all at the same time.    The process is going well and I’ve learned a few things already…

1.  Don’t put anything into ink, even if you are absolutely positive that you won’t be making any changes to it.   Because guess what… you will almost instantly need to make changes…

2.  Acquisition of a 24 pack of multi-colored thin point sharpie markers will make it very difficult to follow rule number 1.

3.  Use up the ugly “hot fluorescent pink” markers in the first stages because you know you will never use them in any other type of art project.

4.  Rubbing alcohol takes marker residue off of plastic quilting rulers.

5.  Cats don’t consider paper and pencils to be impediments to walking on a newly cleaned off table and will act accordingly.  Be prepared to remove felines from working area during the creative process.  Repeatedly.

And, perhaps the most important lesson to date:  You don’t have to put all of your ideas into one quilt design!!!  

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