Finished the disappearing 9 patch kennel quilt. My boss and I share a love for our dogs and she has a yellow lab named Gretzky (I know the name is sad but her husband is a hockey freak). Gretzky sleeps in his kennel or crate (his choice the door is open) and I made this for him for Christmas. My boss does not get a present - her dog does :-) the quilt ended up at 32" square, not knowing the size of his crate, I just hope it fits. I have no experience with dog crates / kennels so if any one has any suggestions on sizes I would appreciate any insight. I did a lot of close stippling so it should be really comfy especially after washing. That's another question I have - do you wash your quilt before giving or selling it? My only experiences have been art wall quilts which are not but have heard of washing first before sending them out into the world.
What do you do?
My WIP is this
It's supposed to look like this
I had to rip out two mistakes and filled the weight bag to much so am having trouble stuffing it
BUT once I get the technique down, the next one will be easy. I feel I need a couple of these and Sew Mamma Sew has a free tutorial for it, go here to check it out. Next week I WILL have a few completed ones to show.