Thing have been going along swimmingly with my string pieced blocks – which has been great, I have been using them as a kind of therapy lately. I decided a few days ago that I could probably spare a few strips for a quick-finish-project I had in mind – a string pieced cushion.
As I needed a slightly different sized block to fit the cushion, I decided to choose a different colour for the starting diagonal. The last thing that I wanted was a stray, odd-sized-block getting mixed up in the New House Quilt!
To give the cushion a bit more durability, and a nice shape, I decided to take a leaf out of Lily’s book and quilt the blocks onto a old piece of blanket I had left over from a previous sewing endeavor. I was really pleased with the finish this gave to the cushion, and I am saving the rest of that blanket for more.
Now here is the part where you start laughing. I lovingly crafted this cushion for our Puppy, (I know that some of you will not find this as hilarious as others – but the dog owners out there, that have hounds that shred their bedding, will probably shake their heads at least).
You see, Lotta has taken a liking to perching on this folded quilt in the evenings when she comes inside. Like a mountain goat, she delicately makes her way to the end of the back of the couch (which, as you can see, is not against a wall, but floating out in front of the shelves). I had taken to leaving the quilt there as I was gradually sewing down the binding to finish it. Clearly it took me a while, because Lotta has gotten used to it.
I am hoping she will get used to the new cushion (and the idea that it is especially for her), so that once we move house I can place it somewhere more convenient, and less precarious. At least I know she will have a stylish cushion that will go with our decor, and not look like something that belongs to the dog – unless she takes up shredding her bedding.
Have you made anything beautiful for your pet lately?