Wednesday, December 26, 2018

BFD = Best Friend Dog

Phew! The Christmas, Hanukkah, and December Birthday rush is behind me. I am sew relieved. Of course I know it is coming each year, and yet I don't feel motivated to make stuff until the last month or so. Sew. I want to share two sweet projects that were completed after the rush. First, a little wall hanging quilt for Mr. Thimblepie. It is a puppy picture of our now very old labradog, Abby. Here she was at 4 months old, wet and sandy faced on the boat. (Now she is 12 ½ yrs old and quite white, lumpy and lovely.)

Abby loves riding on the jetboat.
I chose fabrics that would draw attention to her pretty brown eyes. I quilted it with metallic Sulky in waves that simulate the Salmon River. I mostly piece bindings, this project is no exception.

The other dog project was an item from my etsy shop donated to a silent auction fund raiser for a dog rescue group, handsome dan's rescue. The woman who purchased the item sent my a lovely photo of her now deceased dog, Rylie. She gave me artistic license to create a wall hanging and here it is:



The wonderful fabric for these two quilts is Moda fabric, mostly "Woof, Woof, Meow," designed by Stacy Iest Hsu.  The dog rescue group said they raised over $20,000 from donated items. I am glad I could help. I can't imagine life without a dog.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome work ! My sister loved her Asian theme quilt that I sent for Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. That Trip around the world in reds with asian flavor was fun to make. I am happy that it found a good home.

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  2. What fun doggie quilts. We have a 12 year old chocolate lab too and she's a little lumpy too.

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  3. What great little quilts, Jane. I especially enjoy your choice of dog-related fabrics for the second quilt. What fund to surround Rylie with bones and footprints.

    How wonderful that you Abby is still with you at 12½ years. Our Airedale girl will be 13 in March but was just diagnosed with lymphoma. We don't know how long she'll be with us. Enjoy your Abby!

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    1. Hi Nancy. It is hard to imagine life without our dogs. Thanks for your kind words.

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