Blog for 2018
A look back at my creations and news for 2018!

Disclaimer: This isn’t my quilt, and I don’t know its’ name. That said, I’m calling it Fido.

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I’ve come to love this quilt despite my initial reaction – “This thing is not laying flat and why, in the name of God, has it landed in my studio.” But it is a really cool quilt. This woman had no pattern. She just started building this awesome dog. And, in her words, she’s not a quilt maker. I originally offered (and she accepted) to ‘square it off a bit’. But with time, I came to appreciate the asymmetry of its’ shape. It reminds me of a Gees Bend quilt in that way.


My first step was to nail down the turquoise background. And right after that, I had a problem.

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I took the suggestion of an IG follower, and opened up a seam to insert a 2nd layer of batting.

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This, I am certain, goes against the Constitution of the United Quilters. Nonetheless, I proceeded. AND I like beer…

I cut a fitted piece of batting and, using my husband’s reacher, managed to get it all the way to the butt end of the dog. I also put a piece in the front thigh. I DRINK BEER

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Next, I used a slip stitch to fix that seam I opened up. Of course it wasn’t as neat as the original seam, but you’d be hard pressed to find it now that I’ve quilted it. SOMETIMES I DRINK TOO MUCH BEER

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Having finished this major operation, two things were obvious – see below. 1) It helped, and 2) it didn’t help enough. I would do it again though, because every little bit helped here. I EMBRACE BEER

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And then I just leaped in. I STILL DRINK BEER

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Once Fido was stable, the rest was fun!

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I used three different shades of thread in the red section. Hard to tell, even in person. Red is like that…. I STILL DRINK BEER

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And that’s it for Fido!! Good dog….!

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Thanks for checking in!

Debbie

PS: I hate beer. Vote in November.

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