Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Cat Who Saved A Quilt

No, this isn't a new Lilian Jackson Braun book!
But I must admit to loving those goofy cat stories!
This story is about a cat, a quilt, an ironing board and a puked up furball......
do you need a minute ?
Here is the cat...
Sheriti...
Aw, isn't she a cutie! She is such a cuddly girl too!
Here is the quilt (in progress)
Marcelle Medallion
Here is the ironing board....
and here is....
No! I didn't take a photo of the puked up furball!!!
You'll just need to use your imagination for that one!
Finally, here is the story...:-)
I was minding my own business, and sewing a border on my Marcelle Medallion, when Sheriti coughed puked up a hairball on my ironing table!
 I was not a happy camper, as you can imagine!
After I gently shooed her away.( pause for visual effect),
I started cleaning up the mess.
Look what I discovered...
the red colour started to run!!!!
If you just said "holy crap", well so did I!
I just used some of this very red fabric in the quilt......
and I was pretty pleased about it too!
So, I had no choice but to undo my quilt...again....and remove the offending piece!
Luckily, it was at the top of the row, and didn't take all that long to do.
And that's how The Cat Saved a Quilt.
and, she got treats and kisses!
the end

22 comments:

piecemealquilts.com said...

Please don't let your cat tell my cats about the heroic puking episode. They hurk enough as it is - I don't want them thinking they're going to start getting praised for it.
Gorgeous quilt, though! I've seen a lot of them lately, and I really like the fabrics you've chosen.

Dolores said...

Hmmm, there is one question you didn't answer. Are you keeping the fabric on the ironing board? If you steam, or iron wet cloth (I'm thinking of a white shirt here) you could be in for a surprise. Have you thought of using Colour Catchers in the wash? I know it's available in the US and in Britain but I have not seen it yet in Canada. My daughter picked me up some in London, England when she lived there.

Scrapatches said...

Sheriti and your quilt are beautiful. I am so happy the cat saved the quilt. I do not always so appreciate my cat's heroic furball efforts. Do you wash your fabrics before using them? I pre-wash everything except precuts and for these I will soak in the sink and air dry before I sew. Works for me. May you and your cute quilty kitties have a happy quilty day ... ... :) Pat

sew.darn.quilt said...

Not the prettiest way to discover a potential disaster but an effective one. What will you do with the offending ironing board cover? Will it be a thumbs up or down for it's fate?
Your Medallion is amazing...WOW!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Close call! Well done, Ms. Sheriti! Your medallion is looking awesome, Patti!

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful cat. So sad you had to change out the fabric in your quilt....but better safe than sorry.

littlelixie said...

You just don't hear these 'heroic cat puke' stories often enough nowadays!

Heather D. said...

Hmmm, like some other posters I'm wondering about the use of the fabric on the ironing table! I had a fabric with dark pink in it as a ironing board cover and I would get pink on light fabrics when steam ironing every once in a while. I got rid of it! It's a beautiful cover you have, but you wouldn't want any of that red getting on other fabric either.

But all said, it is a fun story!

Charlotte said...

wow! Lucky escape!

Janine said...

Medal for the cat! Funny how seeming misfortune often turns out to be lucky after all :)

CitricSugar said...

She's gorgeous! And cats just know stuff. They have peculiar ways of showing it (and I think they do stuff just to mess with us) but they know stuff.

Great rescue!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Thanks for the warning, I have that fabric too

Karen said...

You have to smile when something like this happens. Love it when there is a twist and something bad leads to something good!

Irene said...

That's why I always pre wash my fabrics... at least those with intense colors. I've had some sadly experiences!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful quit top, I can't wait to see it completed. I can't believe that fabric started bleeding like that! It looked so neat in your quilt :( I think I would write the manufacturer. It's a beautiful quilt top though!!

Kristie said...

Well done, kitty :)

Patti said...

Sorry about the hairball and the fabric but good save on Sheriti's part! Maybe not as heroic as bomb-sniffing dogs but important just the same, lol!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I hope that sweet kitty got extra treats for saving your quilt!

Such a shame about that cute fabric. Thanks for sharing, though. I'll bet lots of quilters have it in their stash.

Margaret said...

Oh dear, I was about to made a zippy pouch with that exact fabric. I guess I can go ahead as it's not something you wash too often! Oh those cats........

Pen Pen said...

too funny. we were talking about hairballs at work recently. I don't think I've ever seen one (I don't have cats). Found your blog through someone's pin on pinterest!

Heather A said...

Oh, Patti! You crack me up! What a great story about a bad kitty turned good. Bummer about the work of having to rip out that piece but so much better than the weeping if it had run after the quilt was finished and washed. Thank you, naughty cat!

Julie said...

I'm going to have make sure I read all the blogs before our guild meetings rather than after because some of the conversations are making much more sense now! I bought some of those colour catchers in Regina but haven't tried them yet. Talk to you soon

22 comments:

piecemealquilts.com said...

Please don't let your cat tell my cats about the heroic puking episode. They hurk enough as it is - I don't want them thinking they're going to start getting praised for it.
Gorgeous quilt, though! I've seen a lot of them lately, and I really like the fabrics you've chosen.

Dolores said...

Hmmm, there is one question you didn't answer. Are you keeping the fabric on the ironing board? If you steam, or iron wet cloth (I'm thinking of a white shirt here) you could be in for a surprise. Have you thought of using Colour Catchers in the wash? I know it's available in the US and in Britain but I have not seen it yet in Canada. My daughter picked me up some in London, England when she lived there.

Scrapatches said...

Sheriti and your quilt are beautiful. I am so happy the cat saved the quilt. I do not always so appreciate my cat's heroic furball efforts. Do you wash your fabrics before using them? I pre-wash everything except precuts and for these I will soak in the sink and air dry before I sew. Works for me. May you and your cute quilty kitties have a happy quilty day ... ... :) Pat

sew.darn.quilt said...

Not the prettiest way to discover a potential disaster but an effective one. What will you do with the offending ironing board cover? Will it be a thumbs up or down for it's fate?
Your Medallion is amazing...WOW!!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Close call! Well done, Ms. Sheriti! Your medallion is looking awesome, Patti!

Cindy Sharp said...

Beautiful cat. So sad you had to change out the fabric in your quilt....but better safe than sorry.

littlelixie said...

You just don't hear these 'heroic cat puke' stories often enough nowadays!

Heather D. said...

Hmmm, like some other posters I'm wondering about the use of the fabric on the ironing table! I had a fabric with dark pink in it as a ironing board cover and I would get pink on light fabrics when steam ironing every once in a while. I got rid of it! It's a beautiful cover you have, but you wouldn't want any of that red getting on other fabric either.

But all said, it is a fun story!

Charlotte said...

wow! Lucky escape!

Janine said...

Medal for the cat! Funny how seeming misfortune often turns out to be lucky after all :)

CitricSugar said...

She's gorgeous! And cats just know stuff. They have peculiar ways of showing it (and I think they do stuff just to mess with us) but they know stuff.

Great rescue!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Thanks for the warning, I have that fabric too

Karen said...

You have to smile when something like this happens. Love it when there is a twist and something bad leads to something good!

Irene said...

That's why I always pre wash my fabrics... at least those with intense colors. I've had some sadly experiences!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Beautiful quit top, I can't wait to see it completed. I can't believe that fabric started bleeding like that! It looked so neat in your quilt :( I think I would write the manufacturer. It's a beautiful quilt top though!!

Kristie said...

Well done, kitty :)

Patti said...

Sorry about the hairball and the fabric but good save on Sheriti's part! Maybe not as heroic as bomb-sniffing dogs but important just the same, lol!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I hope that sweet kitty got extra treats for saving your quilt!

Such a shame about that cute fabric. Thanks for sharing, though. I'll bet lots of quilters have it in their stash.

Margaret said...

Oh dear, I was about to made a zippy pouch with that exact fabric. I guess I can go ahead as it's not something you wash too often! Oh those cats........

Pen Pen said...

too funny. we were talking about hairballs at work recently. I don't think I've ever seen one (I don't have cats). Found your blog through someone's pin on pinterest!

Heather A said...

Oh, Patti! You crack me up! What a great story about a bad kitty turned good. Bummer about the work of having to rip out that piece but so much better than the weeping if it had run after the quilt was finished and washed. Thank you, naughty cat!

Julie said...

I'm going to have make sure I read all the blogs before our guild meetings rather than after because some of the conversations are making much more sense now! I bought some of those colour catchers in Regina but haven't tried them yet. Talk to you soon