Friday, June 24, 2011

1XMAS Project (x2)

I have trouble throwing things away - I love to RECYCLE! So . . . what to do with my small scraps of bitty bits of batting? Save them for a few months, cut them pretty small, take leftover fabrics from other projects, use the gusset technique again (love it) and make three pet beds! I actually started with 2 1/2 bags of bits! One of the beds is for our kitty Hermione, the fabric matches her coloring. This is her favorite hangout spot in my studio. I hope to get a pic of her on it someday! There is a cool side and a snuggle side for winter. The cream is a very warm and fuzzy material, (not quite minke, but close)

The other two are Christmas presents ! One is for Dexter who is a very cute tiny little Japanese Chin and I haven't decided who gets the other one. Lots of kitties and pups to choose from! My last finish for June is this little pillow that my daughter started at a class in Wisconsin. The teacher had her sew it together wrong, she had used a quilting foot and stitches were right on top of each other. It took forever to rip out. It also needed to be clipped and washed, I came across it while cleaning up my studio and asked her if she wanted to finish it. She said no, so I've finished it for her and will surprise her with it tonight. :) Off to Massachusetts for vacation on Monday, Happy Quilting!!


  1. great Christmas gifts and using up scraps to boot. That's a great idea.

  2. Beds are very cute! great idea!

  3. Excellent idea and great beds!
    Clever to have a warm side and a cool side.

  4. What a great way to use up scraps and provide comforts to much loved pets. Hopefully they don't need to wait until Christmas for these comforts.