Saturday, April 29, 2017

It's not really for the dog...

After finishing the pattern for the Canada 150 quilt (you can still download it free here)  I had a stretch of extra workdays at the shop, a miserable cold and a complete lack of quilting drive.  Last week I finally perked up a bit so I have something to share again.

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month was "multi-color", fabrics that don't read even mostly as a single color.  I skipped my butterfly for the month and dug through the scrap bins to make this instead.  I think the setting triangles and the centers of the squares qualify as multicolor.


I made this to live here:

The point of it is this:


Believe me, this looks so much better than the ratty old towel we used to have there to protect the chair from dog hair and prints!  Well, the dog looked equally cute, but the ratty towel...not so much!    So, there we have it:  it looks like a quilt for the dog (and didn't that earn me a few horrified looks from a couple of ladies at the quilt guild who overheard me talking with another pet lover) but it technically is for the chair!  And as far as protecting the chair by keeping the dog off the chair...Sigh. We're marshmallows and that ship sailed about 3 days after Rosie moved in 2 years ago.

It wasn't on the list of things I should be working on, but it was quick and easy, just what I needed to draw me into my sewing corner again.  Now I'm playing with these pretties, also not on my list! (I think I need to move away from "should" in the sewing room so it continues to be a happy place.)


This isn't my usual fare of bright colors but I really like the soft quilt taking shape.  I'll share more next week.

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18 comments:

  1. I love how people who don't have pets have all these ideas of where pets shouldn't go. Those of us who actually have pets know the real rules! The quilt is perfect for the job and clearly Rosie thinks so. I'm curious to see what those soft, springy fabrics will be...

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  2. It's a perfect use for this fun quilt!
    Love that fabric in the setting triangles that you cut so the puppy can read all the words :)

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  3. Ooh - I like the new stuff you're playing with.

    I have a similar quilt to the one for your chair - it protects a table. But I get to enjoy it every day. I really like your chair quilt.

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  4. I don't have any house pets at this stage of my life, only the big white-winged dove and other birds I feed in the yard, and there are friends who think I'm nuts for spending so much time and money for birdseed for 50+ birds every day, but I don't care! I think your your house dog is a perfect reason for the cute quilt. If I had a house dog or cat, I'm sure I'd make a quilt for it too. No doubt you know I really like the fabrics I see in that last quilt in progress! --- "Love"

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  5. Miss Rosie looks adorable on her special quilt. Hope you are feeling better. The current bug going around here is a nasty one. I'm on my second round of antibiotics.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the birds. I have that one also and did use a few of them, but need to use up more.

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  7. I have quilts on couches and chairs for just that reason. I lost the battle with keeping dogs on the floor too...despite several comfy dog beds. Your new quilt looks lovely there and will be perfect. Easy to grab and wash when needed.
    I love the sweet bird panel. Made it into a little top but it is still just displayed on my design wall...not quilted yet. The cats don't seem to care though, just nice to have birds in the room :-)

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  8. The Dog Quilt makes PERFECT sense when your pet likes that spot so much!! LOVE that bird panel and it's going to make such a SWEET quilt. Enjoy!!

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  9. Every quilt and blanket I have made is used by either a cat or a child, they've been dragged down the garden, taken to the beach, left on buses, pooped and peed on (cats and children!). I couldn't even think to make a precious quilt. Great quilt and cute dog x

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  10. I'm completely on board with that quilt for the dog, um, the chair! I have cat quilts, cat pillows, etc. Several decorative baskets are now scratching posts, and that's so much better than her using the side of the couch.

    I love the bird fabric on your new project. I have made a couple of little wall hangings from that same panel. It's lovely, high quality cotton and sews like a dream!

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  11. This fun little quilt struck me as the dog hair equivalent of the antimacassars that used to protect the backs of furniture from Macassar hair oil. : )
    You have me curious about your "soft colors" quilt.

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  12. Both Rosie and her quilt are pretty darn cute. I used a quilt in a similar situation years ago, unfortunately not until after some damage was done to the sofa. We had two dogs at the time, and neither would own up to the damage! Your new project is really pretty.

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  13. Rosie looks so cute on her quilt! We don't have pets, but could definitely use quilts to protect our furniture from us!

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  14. Hi Joanne, what a lovely quilt...and of course it's for the dog. I made two quilts for our first dog, and none yet for our second sweetheart. I think that I'm due :-)

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  15. Glad you are feeling better and that a DrEAMi! drew you into your sewing room and that said DrEAMi! is for darling Rosie. :-) That look on her face-! Like she's saying, 'Uh it's about TIME?' Such a happy quilt. I know all too well what you mean by the 'should' sometimes taking away from the happy place...not quite sure how to fix it yet, but I do let the squirrels take me sometimes, which is maybe why my 'should' list doesn't diminish as fast as it (HA!!) should!!

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  16. I made quilts for my sister's 2 cats one Christmas. Animals need something to lay on! What a fun way to use up some of that extra fabric!

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  17. A perfect project to get back in the groove, and why not for the dog? XO

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  18. I think it fits the scrap challenge perfectly and it is a cute little quilt. Your little dog is adorable on it! That new project is so pretty, waiting to see more!

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