Quilt in Progress (with cat)

This is the quilt Barbara is currently making. It’s 72 x 72 inches at present, and may be made into a bed quilt or just be a large lap quilt.

This is in her quilt studio, and she laid it out on the floor for measuring and to decide about the treatment for the edges, borders and eventual binding.

As you can see, our cat Dexter, got into the act, making himself right at home.

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13 Responses to Quilt in Progress (with cat)

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Love the way Dexter photobombs that beautiful quilt! And it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Patti Abbott says:

    So pretty. I used to make them but I got arthritis in my thumbs from holding the quilting frame.

    • No frame involved in this, Patty, she just makes it in pieces, sews them together, sews on the border and back, then sends it out to a pro to do the quilting part. Then it gets a binding (narrow finish border) and voila.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Really nice. I admire people who can do creative things like this. I am definitely not one of them.

  4. Like Jeff, I have no talent in quilting. But Patrick has made quilts. Right now, he’s making masks for friends.

  5. tracybham says:

    Lovely use of colors in that quilt. Years ago (in my thirties) I did some piecing and quilting but I never was any good with color choices. And I am glad to see Dexter in the picture too.

    • Thanks, Tracy. I sometimes help with fabric selection, but Barbara does all the sewing. Dexter isn’t the friendliest cat, even with us, he’s a biter, but he is handsome. When we adopted him, he seemed mellow, but it turns out he’s only friendly when he wants something. Never had a cat like that before.

      • tracybham says:

        Our first cat, who lived with us for 14 years, was a biter and was standoffish. She would sit beside me when she wanted to be petted, but otherwise was mostly decorative. We were really surprised with our current cat, Rosie, because she has become so loving, she wants to sit on us all the time.

  6. Jerry House says:

    Over the years you’ve posted a number of Barbara’s quilts, Rick, and they’re always lovely and leave me with a sense of inadequacy. And I think it’s very sporting of Dexter to allow quilting (and even people) in HIS house!

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