Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

'Pick Four' Prize Draw – Addendum

Further to the Prize Draw post, Domino and Oliver wish to make clear the following:

1. Domino is sitting on ‘Helen’s Quilt’ – my only quilt finish to date. Contrary to aspersions cast, there is no food in the pot with the tickets – if there was, butterball Dom would not be looking the other way, there would be a whirl of activity while this was scoffed – with or without tickets.

2. Oliver is extremely comfortable in the spare room sitting on the quilt of another Ollie – the late and sorely missed bearded collie of the same name.

It is brushed cotton (or washed so often to within an inch of it’s life that it acts as brushed cotton) and was so kindly sent to me by Bilbo. She has no idea of the number of times it has been scrutinised in minute detail with regard to fabric matching/border balancing/binding width/quilt style and pattern, not to say sat on, pummelled, dribble on and used as prize sleeping area too, of course – er, the latter by the cats.

3. Oliver does love flippy flappy paper bit and does indeed turn into a wild chasing thing when confronting with a rolled up bits of newspaper. However, his interest in lots of pieces of paper when he would be otherwise asleep on aforementioned quilt - thank you very much – was indeed peaked by the introduction of a spray of catnip to the bowl.

He does lurrrrrrrrrrrrve proper catnip – I have a couple of pots growing in the courtyard garden and it gets him well high. Catnip spray is a poor substitute for the real thing, but it still makes Oli dribble – hence the soggy tickets.

Just to clear that up.

As you were.


  1. My cat Tigger is absolutely immune to catnip - cares for it not one little bit. But if I bring a bird feather into the house he goes completely berserk. He throws it in the air, lays on his back and tumbles it with his feet, carries it around in his mouth ... just until it no longer smells enough like "bird" and then he's done with it. He's also nuts about rubber bands and belts from the vacuum cleaner. Actual cat toys? Not so much.

  2. Re: paragraph 2.

    Awww, thanks; sniffle, hugs .........

    That little quilt also has the honour of being the first quilt I made at Bag End and the first item ever quilted on Merlin the Millenium (and almost the last quilted on Merlin given how little I've done in the last couple of years :} )

  3. Funny how they are all different, PC? Love your description of Tigger tumbling a feather with his feet - I know exactly what you mean!

    I love the quilting on the little quilt, Bilbo - not to 'dense', so the quilt is really cosy. :)


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