I finished numbers 12 and 13 in the kennel quilt series this week, but before I get to that, you may be wondering when is it ever going to end?
Rest assured the pile of scrubs is dwindling. There are probably just a couple more that can be squeaked out of what's left, which isn't much, considering it started with all these one year ago.
The little stack below is what remains. Well, that and the pile of trimmings in the background at the far end of the cutting table.
That's scrap purgatory back there, stuff a bit too substantial to put directly in the trash, and so it solemnly awaits judgment. Will the bits and bobs end up in the bin, or might they find new life as crumb blocks? It all depends how I'm feeling the day I decide to deal with them. I'm fickle that way.
Kennel quilt number 12 got some loopy meander quilting, kind of like the flight pattern of the butterflies Bambi might be chasing right off the edge of the quilt.
Here's the back.
As for kennel quilt number 13, I'll start with the back first, because I love it so!
The black mod tree print was a fat quarter from a fellow quilt blogger's destashing a couple years ago.
The teal above and below the black print was a Moda FQ that came to me via the thrift store. There's a strip of hot pink scrub pants and then what was left of a vintage tropical print that I had used for the backing on another kennel quilt. The binding is pieced from binding scraps from the last few quilts.
The front started as 4-inch squares, then four-patches, then arranged once again in a streak of lightning kind of thing. If it ain't broke...
I've been using no less than three machines on each of these quilts. The Juki handles the quilting, the Brother (a/k/a Everett) is a stellar piecer with his 1/4-inch foot, and Ye Olde Golden Singer 603 does a good job with its walking foot in attaching bindings.
Couldn't one machine just do it all? Yeah, but where's the fun in that? I kind of like having the right tool for the job all ready to go, although it makes for a bit of a crowd on the sewing table.
As the summer of making doggie quilts draws to a close, an infusion of new fabric brings with it fresh possibilities. A birthday squishy from a friend included these beauties. Ooh! So sweet!
And Jo-Ann had a half-off sale on their Red Tag fabric recently, which seemed like a good opportunity to plump up the stash.
Linking to: Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.