I always have several quilts in progress at once, and several more in my head. Sometimes It seems like I don’t get much done an any of them because I keep switching back and forth. I really do get a lot done….and eventually It seems like I finish one every week.
The one I have been posting about lately has become an obsession….I work almost exclusively on it ( but I think about the others while I hand quilt)
Not every quilt is like that, some I am happy to work on only occasionally, but some I get more excited about and want to work on a lot.
Here are a few more pictures of the progress, of course Teddy had to get right in there to get his picture taken.
I don’t know if I ever shared his story before so here it is.
Teddy is a rescue dog. He was adopted in Aug of 2009 and they estimated he was one and half so I think he is 6 now. When he first came home he was all skin and bones and had been shaved to get rid of all the mats and tangles ….he was cute but in a different way.
He was so shy and for the first few months he didn’t even bark. He just wanted to be held or curl up and nap ( he still likes that).
He must never have been outside because he didn’t like the grass and would only “go” on the sidewalk. He didn’t have any idea what to do with toys and still doesn’t know who to play fetch.
I didn’t know what breed he was…..and as his hair grew back he got pretty fluffy.
Everyone wanted to know what kind of dog he is…so did I. The rescue group and the vet thought he was probably a terrier mix but I finally decided to do a DNA test. Its is a simple test you swab the dogs mouth and mail the swab in for analysis. That Is how I found out that he is a Miniature Schnauzer. I wasn’t aware until then that they could be white, and often they have their tails docked and ears cropped (which I think is barbaric) also the American Kennel Club does not recognize white as an acceptable color. So now I knew how to have him groomed and his personality sort of grew into his haircut.
I have been thinking about ways to make a quilt with Teddy as the subject. I am planning to do a whole cloth quilt but that will take some real planning and time. Meanwhile I ordered a piece of fabric from Spoonflower. They print fabric with your digital image. So I got a yard of Teddy fabric
I don’t know how I will use it yet but it is fun fabric!
Now here is the garden update Click pictures to enlarge)
Happy Gardening and Happy Quilting