HQAL – the dog ate my homework!

What follows is my December Hand Quilt Along report:

One afternoon I took the quilt up to the studio and fussed with it. Years ago I  pin basted it in order to machine quilt it and then decided to hand quilt it. When I decided to hand quilt the top, I should  have then thread basted it…but was lazy. The pins do not hold the three layers securely enough, so periodically  I have to smooth all the layers and re pin it. I put the whole bundle in my evening chair fully intending to quilt it that night. And here is what I found later that evening. It’s the cat equivalent of “the dog ate my homework”.

How could I possibly disturb the little man?!? The cats always love whatever I am working on, so now I put the quilt where they can’t reach it. However, last night Gizmo jumped in the middle of my lap, and the quilt….what can a cat loving quilter do?

That concludes my excuses for lack of progress…

Seriously, I have divided the quilt into quarters with pins so that I can keep track of what I have accomplished. I have gotten my rhythm back and am enjoying the work, even quilting around all the triangles. ( Kerry asked and here is the answer: There are 352 flying geese and 160 New York Beauty spikes.)

Here are links to the other talented quilters participating. Go check them out and give them some atta girls!

Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah,  Susan , Jessisca  ,  SherryNanette, Sassy and Edith



6 thoughts on “HQAL – the dog ate my homework!

  1. This made me laugh! I have an ongoing battle with my little black cat–every time I try to stitch on anything, she is on my lap, trying to catch the thread! And she is so cute, I have a hard time stopping her. It sounds like you’ve managed to make some good progress in spite of the cats–that’s a LOT of geese to stitch!


    • I thought you might have the same “problem”! If not jumping in my lap. Gizmo likes to burrow under the quilt that is hanging off my lap. It’s also just about impossible to work with him in there. I am in the rhythm now, but the bear is going to be the border. It’s wide and I don’t yet know what to do!


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