Under the watchful eye if Fat Kitty and my notes from Blackie on quilt making I embarked on my first quilt. There is a little story to this quilt. All of the pieces of fabric once where little scarves that belong to two little dogs Kricket and Boots. After many many adventures years with their loving owners, my brother Shane and his wife Edith, these two little dogs died.
Edith had kept these little scarves unable to throw them out because they reminded her so much of her little girls.
I asked if I could try my hand at making a quilt. Edith agreed.
I took the pieces home and there they stayed in a bag till last week as I realized that it was
Edith's birthday soon and the quilt would be a good idea for a present. And besides they now have aanother mouth to feed. Miro a three year old Burmese cat that they brought home from the RSPCA...there is sad and disturbing story to this poor cat but I wont go into it now only to say that he is one lucky cat to have found such a loving home.
I worked out a pattern which was a little tricky but the strangest thing was I kept sneezing, there was a strange doggy oder that kept getting stronger and stronger. As soon as all the little pieces where sewn up I threw it into the washing machine.
Since this was my first quilt I and more of a free flowing sewer I didn't make any templates to measure the samples out accurately. I just sewed them all up and delt with the results later.
So where the corners didn't match up I covered them with some raggedy buttons inspired by one of Molly Chickens tutorials. On the back I attached white buttons.
Nearly there. Pinning the border down. I did this all by eye.....I admit it I couldn't be bothered using a ruler.
And here it is!