Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet doggie quilt!

Good morning!
    It's been a bit crazy around here, with all that has been going on. My Dad just had a major surgery a week ago, and is now finally home from the hospital and doing well. My siblings and I have been helping our Mom get to and from the hospital. She is so funny and sweet, and so is Dad. They really are amazing people to want to grow up and be just like! Mom just turned 79 and Dad will be 80 soon. Mom does our "Ask Mom" article in the magazine, and we have told Dad he needs to do an ongoing article for men on, How to live with a Quilter! I'm sure he has some good stories to tell!
    I have been working on this cute quilt pattern by Country Threads. I think I gave you a sneak peak last post, but here it is! I left out the sawtooth border, and just added a cute black and cream polka-dot border. It's all ready to quilt!
I have been watching an online class from Craftsy.com, called beyond basic machine quilting, and am thinking about quilting it on my home machine and using some idea's I'm learning from the class. I haven't practiced anything I have learned yet though! Haha! Knowing how I put things off though, I'll probably just pop it on the long arm at the shop and quilt it!  I'm not a great quilter, but I do a mean meander! The quilt needs to be done Friday, so I can give it to the organizers of the Humane Society's "Fur Ball!" they will auction it off, along with many many items our great community here will donate! It's a fun event, with a band and food at our American Legion here in town!
I'll be working on something fun for my Small Quilts Club on Friday, so stay tuned! These pinwheel blocks got me thinking, and I have some left over from the doggie quilt, as you can see on the left side of the picture!  Have a great day!
  Jeni
 
 

6 comments:

  1. Hugs and prayers to your dad - and all of you. Hope he has a full and speedy recovery. Cute little dog quilt - and a great cause!

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    1. Thank you Julie! We appreciate that! And also for the comment on the dog quilt! It will be hard to find a pattern as cute for next year, I think! Those Country Threads gals make great patterns!
      Jeni

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  2. I am glad your dad is home and doing well and prayers for continued health for him and your family. Love the puppy quilt, fun idea and I do enjoy making quilts for our shelter, need to finish one for this years auction.

    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I let Dad know my quilting friends are praying! He really appreciates it! We all do!
      Do you know of any other nice patterns that would be good for a shelter auction? I did one from a downloaded Fons and Porter pattern last year, called Dog Daze!
      Thanks again,
      Jeni

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  3. Always love the 'doggy' quilts.

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