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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pets on Quilts Parade!

I love parades, I love pets, and I love quilts...so having the three combined is so fun!


As you all know, we can't have pets around our house, but that doesn't mean that we don't love them!

We lost our fur baby a couple of years ago.
My son and I made this for my husband as a little memory quilt. My son was into writing poetry at the time, so that is a Haiku poem he wrote.


Recently I made some placemats for my friend Pat.
 Here is her painting of her dog Missy that I put on a placemat.


I also make dog blankies for shelter dogs. I was making them for the prison program but they got a new doggie director that doesn't keep in contact with me so I had to stop the prison program...at least until the state moves her on elsewhere. So, for now, I am making them for other needy dogs. There are lots of needy dogs in the world!!

Here are a couple of dog blankies that I've made in the past:



I hope that you have enjoyed my parade of pet quilts. 


43 comments:

Belinda said...

That's such a cute poem. Love the quilt too! Hmmm, I probably won't be finished with my cat NICU quilt in time to add, but that's ok. :)

Dana Gaffney said...

Wonderful. The memory quilt is so special and the place mat is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Nanbon44 said...

so cute and the seem to be great inspectors

sweetybird09 said...

Oh those are such great pet quilts, I love the placemat with the area for the utensils.

marina said...

What a great memory quilt.
The quilts you made for the prison program are great too. Lucky dogs.

Staci said...

Cute projects you have made! The memory quilt is lovely.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

So glad you joined in the parade. You have some wonderful pet projects to share with us.

Marcia Wachuta - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cool quilt you made for your husband in memory of his dog. I love the place mat too! And doggie quilts are perfect for comforting the dogs that need the softness of a quilt!

paulette said...

Lovely quilt with lovely memories!!
Paulette

QuiltSue said...

The memory quilt you made for your husband is great. I love your son's poem too.

rooee said...

Memory quilt is awesome and I love the fun placemat!

Thearica said...

The placemats and quilt are fabulous! Thanks for entering!

Stray Stitches said...

The memory quilt for your husband is priceless - how wonderful that both you and your son were the creaters of such a wonderful memory quilt.

Gladys said...

The placemats and quilt are greats!

Kim said...

The quilts are wonderful and a great treasure.

Connie said...

Your memory quilt is beautiful and so special. Love the placemat you made for your friend too.

Jennifer said...

Love the memory quilt! And how fun to make quilts for shelter dogs...

Jennifer :)

Cindy said...

what beautiful art you have created. thank you for sharing :D

Brita said...

Dawg definitely looked like a happy, happy dawg :-D So nice of you to create art that celebrates our furry loved ones!

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful memory quilt with us!

LynCC said...

How nice of you to make the doggy blankets. I didn't know they have dogs at prisons!

Joanna said...

Wonderful quilts. I love the name blocks.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I just love the fact you make quilts for the shelter dogs. How sweet!!
A beautiful memory quilt too!
xx, shell

SewCalGal said...

Very special entry in the Pets on Quilts Show. Thanks for sharing your story.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Beautiful pet items - of course, the placemat is the prettiest ;) xx

Snoodles said...

Glad to see you in the parade!

Kim Jamieson-Hirst said...

Love the placemat - great idea. You're obviously a very generous quilter. Keep up the great work. I'm sure that your efforts are much appreciated by the doggies at the shelter.

Kelli said...

I love your pet quilts!

Lesly said...

How sweet - I love these memory pieces!

Jane said...

What a great little poem you son wrote for "dawg"! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Nice work you do, sorry you can't have a pet right now but it looks like you fill a gap elsewhere with your nice quilts.

nerospostandpatch said...

Hi! I love your quilts and especially the memory quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute quilts.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Great quilts - love your placemat, its a great pattern.

Pat V. said...

Thank you for thinking of needy dogs! I'm sure they love their quilts!

andsewon said...

What a sweet memory quilt! Awesome of you to think of needy pups too!

Melissa said...

You love pups as much as any of us. You do wonderful work!

missknitta said...

How wonderful that you are making blankets for shelter pups! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us!

Talin's Corner said...

Your pet quilts are great!

Janet said...

It is wonderful that you put so much of your quilting time into dogs. Love the little placemat!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Your memory quilt is wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun.

LethargicLass said...

Thanks so much for sharing, with us here and with the dogs with their quilts :)

Linda in Calif. said...

You do some really nice work. Very pretty quilts. And thanks for making the dogs quilt - they really need them!!