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Personal Post Just for Dogs

This one is for the dogs.  Literally.

Don’t throw away all those scraps!  This is one of the reasons that quilters have been referred to as ‘the original recyclers.’  I have leftover fleece (from making scarves for Christmas), leftover batting scraps (from making quilts), cotton fabrics (also from making quilts), and leftover binding pieces (also from making quilts).

So, what to do with all those scraps?  Make crate comforters for dog rescues and shelters.  All dogs deserve to have their own little quilt.  These are put in their crate to give some warmth and comfort.  That’s probably how these got their name!  When a dog is adopted, this little quilt goes with them to help ease the transition into their new home.  Awww….. how cute is that?

Any shelter will gladly accept these crate comforters made from any of these materials and made in any size. So to all my quilting friends out there, put your scraps to good use and give them to the dogs.

What a fun project!

 

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On the frame Friday

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Charity Quilt Longarm Quilting

On the frame Friday

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Charity Quilt Longarm Quilting T-shirt Quilt

Heroes for the House

It’s finished and it turned out great! This shows the first nine t-shirts for this event and was displayed at this year’s event – the 10th anniversary. This will now hang in the Indianapolis Ronald McDonald House.

Heroes for the House - finished

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On the frame

Hello friends!

Been busy but I wanted to show you what’s currently on my quilting frame.

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This will be on display at the 5k event this Saturday morning here in downtown Indianapolis.

Then I will put the other quilt back on the frame – it is totally awesome!!!  Pictures of that a bit later.

Have a great day!

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2012 Y-Flyer Sailing Nationals Quilt

The drawing for the sailing nationals quilt was held at the Beers Regatta in Atlanta, GA earlier this month.  The winner is Ben Guise of Little Rock, Arkansas.  We raised close to $500 this year.  Thanks to everyone who bought tickets!

 

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2012 Y-Flyer Sailing Nationals Quilt

This year our sailing nationals were held at Harbor Island Yacht Club in Nashville, TN.  This is the quilt I’m making as the annual fund raiser for the nationals.  Since we just moved I didn’t have time to get it completed in time to present at the nationals, so it will be presented at the Gilbert A Beers Memorial Regatta on October 14th in Atlanta, GA.  I was able to complete the quilt top at the ISQG Summer Retreat in mid July.  Below are pictures of the fabrics I used – beautiful line of musical themed fabrics and the completed quilt top.

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Nationals Quilt Top
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Champions Cup Regatta – donation quilt

The Champions Cup Regatta held at Geist Reservior last weekend was a fund raiser for Special Olympics.  A couple weekends earlier – when it was so blasted hot, I pulled this UFO (un finished object – aka unfinished quilt project) off the shelf.  Open the box – surprise – it’s a Christmas quilt!  And, it wasn’t even started!  Ok, so I’ll sew little snowmen when it’s 100 degrees outside.  Wow – look at the cute quilt!  I donated this to the silent auction.

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Diamonds in the Water

This is a quilt I made as a fund raiser for our Y-Flyer Sailing Nationals in Mattoon, IL, June 2011.  It is queen size and done in various blues.  The original pattern was in American Patchwork Quilting (I believe).

This is the Double Wave quilting pattern.  Doing this pattern over the entire quilt nearly made me seasick – but it really fit the quilt and the theme.  This is a pantograph pattern, which is what I do mostly.  I’m practicing on free motion quilting, but that certainly takes a lot of practice!

What do you think?