What is it about cats and quilts that seem to attract each other? Every time I bring a new quilt home, my curious companions Poe and Teddy can’t resist checking it out. Can you see Poe surrounded by my collection of bears and bunnies in this photo? He made himself at home on top of an old Dresden plate quilt. The 1930s quilt hanging above was a gift from my mother-in-law 10 years ago and is made of hexagons. The little vintage cupboard was found at an antiques shop in Marion, Iowa, several years ago and makes a charming display for some of my small teacups and saucers.
I've been collecting vintage doll beds for several years and set this one up to take a shot of one of my papier mache dolls on earlier this spring. Before I knew it, Poe had decided to take a cat nap on it. Believe it or not, he had only been there for a few minutes when I took this photo. But it looks as though he’s been there all afternoon!
When I bring a new quilt home, I like to take a photo of it for my records. My husband gave me this cheerful 1940s basket quilt for Christmas last year. Just as I was getting ready to snap the photo, Poe decided to investigate it.
While trying to decide where to display this 1930s yo-yo quilt, I draped it over one of my sofas. Teddy and Poe both instantly took to it. Don’t they look cute nestled among its pastel colors? I wish my little black catboys photographed more clearly so you could see their features better; they really are darling creatures.