here). The red thread is just basting so it will be taken out after the quilting. I just love those puffy circles.
Marisa Zucek, who writes the very good Quilt Otaku blog , has come up with a guide to photography that you should check out. She is giving away a bit of fabric she designed to those who post a photo of a handmade project both before reading her tips and after reading them.
This is my before picture. I just read the guide (after taking the picture) and got a lot of ideas to try out. Look for an improved version soon.