The goal is to make this quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial that appeared here:
I was really sorry to have found Crazy Mom's blog just before she stopped writing it. And the Bee Square Blog has also petered out. Bummer.
I got as far as laying out the first row before my quilting assistant Mini carefully walked across each block and then settled. I shooed her away and tried to lay out some more blocks. After shooing her away five more times, this was the result:
And she was NOT moving...
....until this additional visitor arrived.
What follows is a guest blogger tutorial. The title of this tutorial is "How to Heckle a Cat", by EricaO
By the way, I hate when people call me "Erica O" because it reminds me of being at work and having my name read aloud to me off of my name tag. Yes, thank you, I know my name already. Anyway...more to the point.
So, here I am, during the beginning stages of cat hecklation. I first put the kitty in an extremely uncomfortable and undesirable position. You of course must be VERY EXCITED because it enchances the discomfort for said hecklee.
I then move on the most dreaded move of all: the combination face/paw scrunch. For each cat, you may have find their specific weakness. For Mini, the face touching is a no go...so obviously a thumbs up for heckling!
Here I am with my own cat whom I have long hours of heckling practice with. I like to pull the corporal cuddling move on her, which causes quite a bit of meowing!
And more cuddling, more tightly bound to ensure your cat knows JUST HOW MUCH you REALLY love them. When I do this, Amelie meows and it sounds just like "NOAW" (ie "no" for you non-kitty speakers), which clearly inspires me to hold on just a little longer :)
Finally, when they have really had enough, you set them free and they disappear into an "I hate you" place, while still keeping a good eye on you (in case you decide you haven't finished with them!)