Friday, August 3, 2012

An Afternoon of Basting

 I spent the afternoon basting quilts.
Of course I had some help from Sheen.
At least this time he wanted to play with my basting tool instead of biting at the pins.


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I got four tops basted then ran out of pins.  These four are on the top of my "to quilt" list. One is a charity quilt made by Tish and the others are three of the shirt quilts I have been working on. I contemplated going out and buying more pins so I could baste the last shirt quilt, but I figured I could just quilt these and get my pins back.  A good incentive to get busy with the quilting.






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29 comments:

Joanna said...

I guess Sheen is not a passive quilt helper, but gets his paws in. He's certainly a handsome fellow.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Sheen looks completely at ease, charming fellow.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Sheen certainly knows how to handle that tool! What a cute pic!

Needled Mom said...

Too bad you can't convince him to pin for you!!!!

Caz said...

Sheen looks like a great helper,,,, great looking quilts too!!

Agnes B Bullock said...

A "paws on" helper- my three just want to lie on the quilt as I get it ready for quilting! He is a beauty too, btw

Mimi said...

Pretty kitty! I hope Sheena gets lot's of treats for her hard work!! Beautiful quilts too!

heartsease54 said...

What a lovely boy Sheen is, his name certainly suits him.

Loris said...

Sheen is beautiful! Love the quilts ready for quilting.

May Britt said...

Purr purr from Rusken (my cat) to your cat :) A cat needs a lot of quilts.

Michele said...

You had a productive afternoon with a cute helper :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Absolutely the most gorgeous grey I have seen!

Dana Gaffney said...

He's beautiful and I love his pose, thanks.

Simplesmente Silvinha (Simply Silvia) said...

How does my cat XAXA .... quality control ....

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SpartanBabe said...

Sounds like Sheen needs his own basting tool! Thanks for sharing him and your quilts :o)

Rita said...

I found an abandoned cat at my backyard a month ago and he looks exactly like your cat. I kept and named him Billy after I tried for over a week to look for his owner. Billy now enjoys spending time with me in my sewing room :-). May I know what breed of cat is Sheen?

Leah said...

Hey Rita, not sure if you come back and read comments, but since your email is listed as no-reply@blogger.com I have no way to contact you other than posting here.

I have no clue what breed Sheen is. My neighbor found him in the engine of his truck a few years ago. He was only a tiny kitten then. I took him in and have loved him ever since.

CaroleM said...

Sheen is beautiful!

Kruse Kats said...

I think Sheen needs to limber a few of his claws and REALLY help baste! MOL

QuiltSue said...

Well Sheen has really worked hard on that basting for you!

Snoodles said...

Sheen is such a doll! What a handsome kitty....thanks for joining in at the Pets Show!

Missy Shay said...

What do you do with the basting tool?

Rebeckah Austin said...

I am liking the nutural tones.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I'm so glad he's upgraded to a safer toy to help with! :D

Mhairi said...

I love the fact that you have a helper. He looks more helpful than my two children. Might have to think about getting a cat.

Marianne said...

What a sweet kitty! Cats are always so helpful in the entire quilt making process. I love the quilt on the left in your blog header.

Annie said...

Wow, Leah, I just want to reach in and pet Sheen. He's gorgeous. And oh, how I love that stack of quilts the two of you got basted!

Lyndsey said...

Sheen is certainly a cat to have around. I wonder if he could give my cat Picasso some tips on how to be a little more helpful.

Marcia W. said...

Sheen is a handsome cat. I like the colors of the quilt you are basting too.