Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Island Batik Kennel Quilts

Another challenge from Island Batik for this month was Kennel Quilts and it was very specific about size and how it’s made.

Kennel Quilts

It has to be 12” x 18” so it can fit inside the small travel kennel and then nothing loose on it or binding that might come off.

I decided to try some of these rolls and washed a few of them first.

Each roll has (4) 5” x WOF strips

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So after washing and ironing I trimmed them down to 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” (x2)

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and sewed 4 strips together twice

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Then of course I couldn’t help but get out some Accuquilt dies and thought it would be cute with a cat and dog on it

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Then I button hole stitched it down with a new brown thread that was in the IB box Smile

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Then I laid one piece right side up on a scrap piece of batting, then one right side down on top and lined up the seams and sewed around the edge, leaving and opening at the bottom

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Then I turned it right side out after I trimmed the batting and ironed the opening and then top stitched all the way around in a sparkly blue variegated thread that was also in the box!

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Of course I had to get Swiffer to pose on the quilt with Sonja’s help, as he’s a shelter kitty who we just got last summer

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Then with some more sets of strips I made two more mini quilts

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Here they are all rolled up.

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I dropped them off at the local shelter, which is a mile away from me and they loved them!

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4 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Very cute, love that you just happened to have those 2 dies, LOL

teachpany said...

Cute!

momhulk said...

Love this! Is this size pretty universal for shelter quilts? Would love to make some.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

So wonderful! Love the appliques.