Inside: Row 11 of In My Neighborhood Quilt Along
We once had a cat named Ruthie. Poor little thing just had issues, that’s all. She really could have had an entire book written about her.
A few of her more memorable escapades include the time she got caught on the top of the garage door. (She was half in and half out.) The time she got stuck in the neighbors’ attic and we had to lure her back to the tiny hole she had found in the first place. The time we were putting down tile and had the cold air return removed: She ended up in the furnace. (Summer, whew!) Most of all, the time she lost her tail.
Ruthie came limping into the house and when I took her to the vet he said she had probably been hit by a car. She was going to need a double hip replacement. Yes, because of love we paid for this procedure, but she lost her tail.
We love our pets! Row 11 of In My Neighborhood comes to us from Pamela Cobb, co-host of The Stitch TV Show. It is called Cats and Dogs and features a few furry friends. I love the birdhouses and dog houses, too.
I took Pam’s idea of a dark background for my version of the row. I didn’t have the cat and dog fabric that Pam used, so I appliquéd my own cats onto the row. (I had dogs, too, as a youngster, but have only had cats as an adult.)
This row is so cute and sews up really quickly.
Here is more about Pam:
Pam Cobb is co-host of The Stitch TV Show, the first online quilt talk show, and the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast. Pam began sewing at the age of five, alongside her mother and grandmothers. After making her own wedding dress in 2000, and subsequently figuring she couldn’t top that, she turned to quilting. She’s a fan of scrappy quilts, cats, spreadsheets, and science fiction, not necessarily in that order. She’s been blogging and producing a weekly quilting podcast since October 2010. Learn more about The Stitch TV Show at www.TheStitchTVShow.com
Download the pattern and enjoy this fun row. Next month will be finishing instructions!
Just for your amusement, here is a picture of Ruthie after her hip replacement surgery. Her fur did grow back, but her tail didn’t.