Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quilts and Dogs do not go together...

You're probably wondering why I have a picture of a big, goofy dog on my craft blog...

Well, it's our dog Duke and he is just about the greatest dog ever. However, he does not make quilting easy since he sheds like a beast and seems to think that any textile items laid on the floor are specifically set out for his lounging pleasure. There is no good way to spread out a queen size quilt sandwich on the floor for basting when said floor has dog hair all over it. So, before I can lay out the quilt I have to put the dog out and bring in the hazmat team. OK, so that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it takes a serious amount of cleaning to get my family room (the only place with enough floor space to lay out a queen size quilt) to quilt-ready status.

All this is is to say that I have been putting off a quilt I promised to make for a friend for their master bedroom...because of the dog. It's entirely white on both sides. And, clearly, our dog is very very black. One hair even will show through the muslin against the batting so I've got to be very very careful.

Oh, and if you were wondering what this much batting and fabric look like after basting, here it is. :) I've never made a quilt this big and the bulk of it is a little daunting...

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1 comment:

  1. Well I love you!! I never thought about the dog!! We will cherish our quilt till the end of time though!!


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