When the Crazy Dog Lady Sewing Challenge was announced, I knew I was in. I wanted to make something for Buddy, but I wasn’t sure what. He already has a couple of jackets I made for him, and he doesn’t need another one. Then one Saturday afternoon, while I was cleaning out my scrap bin, it occurred to me to make him a quilt.
See, Buddy is the kind of dog that can’t have a thick fluffy bed. He shreds them. Every. Time. So a blanket or towel usually serves as his bed. (He also has a cot that he likes and can’t destroy.) So I thought a small quilt would be nice for him, practical, and would get rid of my scraps.
Although calling this a quilt is a pretty generous description. Both the front and back are just strips of scraps sewn together. Even the batting is scrap, which I pieced together with a zig zag stitch. I tried some free motion quilting, but it didn’t go well, so I sewed simple vertical lines. And instead of binding it, I serged the edges. I know, totally not good. And totally lazy. But it’s a dog quilt — that may or may not get chewed up. So, I decided serged edges would do.