I use to make quilts every summer, then I got cats. My first two cats, Tigre and Dulce, learned to help by just laying quietly as I work on the floor putting all pieces together. It was my third cat, Tesuque, whose help was rushing and sliding into all the pieces and causing general havoc. I guess part of it was my fault. I loved him so much that I didn't stop his antics as I had with Tigre and Dulce.
Tigre and Dulce Sleeping on One of the Quilts I Made
Tesuque Diverting My Attention Away From Quilting
All three cats and the quilts are only memories now, but my love of quilts is still with me. I was looking through Flickr at "cats on quilts," and most of the photos were of cats plopped down quilts in progress. Here are some photos of cats helping their humans make quilts.
Mango & Sushi Helping Alice
Helping Carol Inspect the Quilt in Progress
Odin Helping Emily
Ozzy Helping Dory
Abby Makes Sure the Quilt is Comfy
Now what is it Mommy is Covering Up?
"The quilt is mine puny human"
Just Making Sure Amy's Quilt Has Enough Cat Hairs On It
Rollie Is Testing The Comfort Of The Quilt in Progress
Yoda Helping Anodyne
Pickles Helping Mechki
"This Quilt Is Mine!"
Quilt testing by Petra
"I know this quilt is for the baby, but aren't I the Baby?"
Tackett Helping Jennifer
Niko Inspects the Stitching.
Carol's cats are too busy snoozing to help much.
"Let me help you stretch the pieces."
Ivy Disagrees with the Quilt Pattern
Skittles Busy Testing the Quality of the Quilt Fabric
Rocket Shares Quilt Testing Duties With 3 Other Cats
Spock Insists that He Needs More Time Testing Anne's Creation
Pico Testing Cassie's Newly Finished Quilt
"We Want To Help."
"Oh, Are You Looking For This?"
"Don't You think it looks better now?"
"What art quilt would be complete without a smattering cat hair?"
"You can have the quilt back to work on after I've had my nap."