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Yesterday, I wrote about the Layer Cake Quilt I made for us just because.  Until I discovered Layer Cakes, I had no idea that there was such a thing as pre-cut selections of fabrics like that which also include Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs.  I had heard of Fat Quarters, but I didn’t realize you could buy them in collection packs.

When we got Pip, we had gotten rid of most of our old dog’s belongings, so she needed a couple blankets and bedding.  The Layer Cake quilt was so easy, I bought a super cute Charm Pack and a matching Fat Quarter for the backing to make a quick quilt for Pip.  If the Layer Cake quilt was easy, this one was effortless!  It seriously took me less than two hours from start to finish, including arranging the squares in a random pattern.

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Reagan helped me by ironing the seams of each strip as I sewed the next strip, so the assembly-line process helped with how quickly it came together.  I did machine all the vertical and horizontal seams on this quilt because, well it belongs to a dog, and they can be a bit rough with their belongings.  For the same reason, I did not tie this quilt at all because I figured the ties would just become chew toys.  I also had leftover batting from Emma’s t-shirt quilt, so I used a corner of it for this one.

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Pip has slept with this quilt every night since I made it, and we keep it in her kennel during the day when she has to be crated.  She loves it, and I am so glad I made it!

 

 


Amy

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