Recently I had need of a doggie gift for my son's new dog and I was at a complete loss as to what I should make. He already had a dog bed, which was my first choice, so I decided to make a blanket for his cage. I dug into my flannel stash, and this is what I came up with - a flannel rag quilt. Instead of using a little square of batting in each square, I simply used a piece of scrap flannel. Look what a beautiful "bloom" I got from doing that. So, I was cutting three layers of flannel instead of the typical two layers. I was thrilled with the end result!
Obviously, my daughter-in-law liked it as well, because I recently noticed it in a cell phone photo of my grandson. I wonder if the dogs ever got a chance to lay on it.... hmmmm.
Either way, it sure turned out to be one cozy quilt.
I am an avid quilter and I live in sunny Clearwater, Florida. I have been quilting for more than 10 years, but have been sewing garments and crafts since I was 12. I love to sew! My husband and I recently had our fourth grandchild, and we couldn’t be more pleased. We have Madelyn Mary, Lucy Ann, Jackson Scott, and Nora Pearl. I recommend Grandchildren to everyone – they really make the world seem brighter! Being a Grandmother has opened so many doors for me regarding quilting projects. I am amazed at the designs that I have created for my Little Darlings that have incorporated quilting into them. See, quilting is the most versatile of arts – it fits everyone in different ways and directions. I am thankful each and every day for this skill! I tend to lean towards scrappy quilts and am working on decreasing my stash…. I have several patterns that I have copyrighted and they are for sale in my etsy store, www.QuiltyIndulgence.etsy.com. Come by and have a look!
I am a member of two quilt guilds. The Procrastinating Quilters, my local guild, is a fabulous group of women with tremendous talent and vision. After every meeting I leave inspired and pleased, looking forward to our next meeting.
My other guild, of equal importance, that I am a member of is a long distance quilt guild - quite small and exclusive. The working title is “The Worlds Smallest Quilt Guild.” It only has three members and I am the OCC (Officer in Charge of Coffee) for this guild. I take this position, and coffee, very seriously and though we don’t have regular meetings, when we do have one, I will excel. This guild also inspires me as the other two members are very talented. Anne is a longarm quilter and she lives in Colorado, and Mare (of the famed blog, Mare’s Nest) is a wonderfully talented quilter and she lives in Wisconsin. Rarely does an hour go by that we aren't texting each other about sewing, children, or general announcements regarding our "Daily Grinds." I wouldn't be nearly as happy without this wonderful friend in my life! A great group to hang out with and I am blessed to be a member.