Another challenge from Island Batik for this month was Kennel Quilts and it was very specific about size and how it’s made.
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
So after washing and ironing I trimmed them down to 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” (x2)
and sewed 4 strips together twice
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
Then I button hole stitched it down with a new brown thread that was in the IB box
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
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!
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
Then with some more sets of strips I made two more mini quilts
Here they are all rolled up.
I dropped them off at the local shelter, which is a mile away from me and they loved them!