Thursday, December 4, 2008

The "Tool" & a Half

About a year ago I made this cat tent, complete with fleece pillow. At the time I thought I would make two, because I had two cats, so I got 8 pieces of 1" PVC pipe and all the extra crutch tips. Then Cat # 1 got really sick.... and I never made the second tent.But one of the extra poles (about 40" long") is really nice for moving pieces around on the floor.
Here's a closeup of the end with the crutch tip. These are available at hardware stores everywhere.And here's what it looks like, moving the pieces around on the floor.Here's the half of the quilt top I have made so far. I promised to make it for a friend in time for Christmas.
Wanda, I am an artist by training and my walls are filled with artwork. I don't have a wall either big or empty enough to use as a design wall. And I find moving pieces around on the floor gives me a lot of freedom, plus I can get some distance away to get a good look. Yes, Millie (the cat) loves to play "slip and slide", but that's life with a cat.

She never did like the tent.

9 comments:

belinda said...

this is sooooo clever of you!!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

The tent and the "mover stick" are such great ideas!
You are very ingenious :)

Gina said...

Those blocks look fabulous together

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Quiltdivajulie said...

Quilt is coming right along and looking REALLY good! Excellent use of resources, too! :-)

SandyQuilts said...

I'm sorry but that is so funny. Now I have to tell DH to get me one. Thanks for the laugh.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

I happened upon your blog... I love these blocks, makes for a very interesting look when placed together. I am also a 'floor-worker' with blue tape! Love the tool.

Holly said...

Oh how beautiful. I want to make one of those quilts. Some day I will have the time.

Mel said...

What a great tip! Although, it would reduce some of the only exercise I get!

Love the quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

Yes I imagine the kitty would be miffed if you didn't put the blocks on the floor. Our dog always crawled onto anything I laid on the floor. I have leaned my design boards against tall furniture or walls so they aren't permanent, just put there when I need them.