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Is it for the rescue raffle at Nationals?
Sorry, Lynn, this one is for me if it ever gets finished. But funny you should mention a quilt for the rescue raffle at Nationals. I made and donated the same quilt for several years but took a break after having done more than six of them. The quilt is 30" x 36", alternating blocks of white cotton and black polarfleece, black polarfleece backing, and a black & white print cotton binding. It's got a double layer of quilt batting and is tied rather than quilted. It's washable, dryable, and meant for dogs to use and love! Maybe I'll make one for this year. Here's a picture of the quilt and a closeup of the Maltese head study. And about the head study ... it was drawn by a friend of mine using an portrait in oils that she had done of one of her dogs. She contacted the artist and asked if she could have permission to use a line drawing rendition of the portrait. The artist gave permission with the restriction that it could only be used for rescue fundraising purposes. I own the fabric, it is truly a limited edition.



 

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Mary -- I remembered that you had made quilts for the rescue raffle at Nationals -- that's why I asked.

OK, gf, post pics of the the one you're making for you. Would love to see it. :)
 

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Here's one hanging in the dog room over the puppy pen with my very first litter, a single girl, snuggled in nice and warm under MY lapquilt hanging on the end of the pen while her mom is out for a break at the other end of the pen ...

 

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And I was so nervous with that first litter that I had to do something besides sit and stare at the puppy 24/7 so I started sewing. Now I have a large lap quilt to drape over the puppy pen to keep drafts out. I wish I had the time to hand quilt but that's only going to happen years from now when I can retire from the work world. So the quilting is done by machine. Heck, I can't seem to find the time to sew the binding on and call this quilt DONE! :blush:

 

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I'm still nervous about brand new puppies but less so ... so the quilts are getting smaller. Here's one that's baby crib size (and still needs the binding sewn on). I thought it would be cute to lay on the floor for puppies to play on. The pink print fabric is pigs ... makes me laugh.



A closeup of the pig fabric ...

 

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Very nice Mary! I'm impressed!! If you make one for the Nationals raffle...I'm going to try for it :thumbsup: it's beautiful.
 

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Mary - I'm blown away by your quilts. How beautiful. WOW!!! I love the one with the malts.:wub: That's one of the most beautiful drawings of a Maltese head I've ever seen. Wow, is your friend talented and how lucky to have the fabric. So how did you get the fabric made? I'm totally clueless with textiles. I love the colors in the second quilt you showed. And how funny having the piggies in the other one. :HistericalSmiley:
Please don't apologize for machine quilting. They look stunning and machine work takes a ton of time too. I've always had a thing about quilts since I was a teen and am so in awe of how they are designed, the fabrics used and seeing them finished. BRAVO!! And yes I think it would be great for the raffle...again:)
 

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Those are beautiful quilts Mary. I am in the middle of making a rescue quilt for the raffle myself.
 

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Sue, I checked into having it printed by a textile company but it would have cost a fortune because it had to be done in bulk, a minimum number of bolts, with approximately 15 yds. of fabric per bolt. I'd never use all that fabric and can't sell it to others to use. So a friend who owns a screen print business prints it for me as needed. I buy 100% white cotton fabric, cut it into 14" squares and he prints 4 heads/square.

The large lap quilt is sort of a scrap quilt, as is the little wallhanging over the puppy pen. I hadn't done any sewing in years, my neighbor wanted to get into quilting and had a quilting teacher friend who was willing to do a basic class in my neighbor's home, and asked me if I wanted to join in. We all worked on the same project, a large wallhanging (that I use for a small lapquilt). I had the border fabric, red/blue/green floral print, and worked off that selecting fabrics for the project. I had some reds and some blues but had to add some. I guess I added too much because with the leftovers I made the little wallhanging and then the large lap quilt. All three quilts have many of the same fabrics in them.

My friends started teasing me, asking if I was ever going to get away from reds and blues. Here's my attempt at moving to a different style of fabric with slightly brighter colors. It's an insulated lunch bag ...

 

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Those are beautiful quilts Mary. I am in the middle of making a rescue quilt for the raffle myself.
Woohoo!! Cindy, that's so awesome. Do we get a sneek peek??? :yes:
 

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Beautiful work! I would love to learn to quilt. I really like to sew, but lately have just been hoarding material. :( I just love fabric.

Is quilting with a machine difficult? Can you do it on a regular sewing machine? I would love to make one for my bed.
 

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Linda, I have an older Bernina Quilter's Edition machine and do quilt my smaller projects on it. For anything larger than a crib quilt I have it professionally done by someone with a long arm quilting machine. Quilting a large piece on a standard sewing machine requires a lot of space and a lot of patience, neither of which I have a ton of. :w00t: What I love about the long arm quilting is that I can choose a quilting design with swirls and curls, designs that I could never do on my own machine. And I hoard fabric, too. :innocent:
 

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beautiful Mary, I use to quilt mostly baby quilts and lap quilts, my sil quilts all the time, she made the most beautiful quilt, I'll look in my pictures and see if I can find the picture of it.
I bought some fabric with maltese heads on it I think just maybe I will use it for a quilt, geeze Mary I might start sewing again.lol I sew with my Singer 221 feather weight, do you have one? I love mine. When I had my dog clothing business I used it all the time, so many people would stop and comment on my Singer:chili:
 
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