in the light

oh the things you can quilt!

old towel

block for centre

adding the strips

reusing the binding

watching with interest

done

corner

in the light

doorside

perfect

in the shadow

So Penny Pakkun hasn’t really grasped the concept of closing her mouth after having a big slurpy drink of water.  She looks up at us – a delighted underbitey grin on her funny little face – and water trickles all over the floor.  Sigh.

Obviously, the water bowl needed it’s own little quilted bath mat.  Easy peasy and sooo much lovely colourful fun to make.

I dug an old towel out of the caravan that had mysteriously grown holes.  Trimmed off the holey bits.  Centred a little orphaned block I found in a fabric box.  Hunted out some strips and ironed them.  Then off I went.

I had a brain freeze at the very end and not only trimmed off the final strip of blue atrociously crookedly – I followed the towel’s line instead of the fabric – guess which was straighter! Then to make it worse – I bound it.  Lay it on the floor to admire and realised “Bugger!”

Oh well.  I don’t mind.  Maybe one day when there is utterly nothing else to do I will unpick the binding, trim it off and redo it.  Hmmm … methinks there will always be something better to do.

The mat is ever so pretty – looks like the water bowl now sits amidst a bed of colourful flowers! And a good strip of the lorax – the best of all garden lovers.

And surprise, surprise, Penny Pakkun was perfectly happy to stand on it whilst having a drink.  Job done!

2 thoughts on “oh the things you can quilt!

  1. Love the colours in your ‘mini dog quilt’ – I’ve saved an old towel since I read somewhere else about using it for a backing – I hate wastage :)

  2. Brilliant idea and very lovely. I also love that you reused an old towel. And your cute pooch probably wondered what took you so long.
    blessings, jill

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