Where are the family pictures?

I finished this little quilt today. I chose orange bias stripe binding.
I have enjoyed spending time with family this holiday season, and I have not recorded a single photograph of the fun I've had with them. Sheesh.
 Naturally I have cat photos. I was not sure Joe would stay away from the tree. Fortunately he was chill about it.
This is cake the neighbor, Wanda, made and brought to us. I didn't cook; my oven is broken.
Since I eventually want to something with the pile of denim jeans taking up space in the closet, I set about de-constructing them. Here is a pile of denim "bones."
 And the resulting pile of usable denim parts. This work took all day, so I'll just let it sit for a while. I'm not sure what I want to do yet.
Joe has a favorite perch in my sewing room. He likes to be up high, snoozing away.
I've no doubt sewing machine noise puts cats straight to sleep.
 The quilt below is one I "finished" a couple of years ago and put in a charity auction. You know, one of those silent auctions where people write in bids. No one bid on it (small sigh), so I had to. I bought it for $60. (big sigh)
I felt like it needed something, and so today I decided to add more quilting.
Oh yes, much better. I used varigated thread on the front and clear bobbin thread, but the back looks better too.
You absolutely can add quilting to a quilt that's already been bound. This is the second time I've done it, and both quilts were better off for it. 
Sweet! Like Joe's little toes.

Comments

WoolenSails said…
I like how you set the quilt on an extra table, I really should use my big table for quilting, would be a lot easier to move around. I have a pile of my husband's jeans and some corduroy and want to make a gee bend style for him.

Debbie
G,Day from down under, all the photos look good, thought you may have run out of batteries.
Well, you have certainly gotten a LOT accomplished. Probably because of the excellent cat encouragement. Both quilts looks really good. And I have gone back and quilted more to a finished one, too. Just didn't tell anyone. :)
Kris said…
Well, to me, the saddest thing, is that no one had the sense to bid on that quilt!!! What a crying shame, that there wasn't someone there to recognize the art of needle and thread!
Joe is one cutie patooty!!!
xo Kris