For this quilt, I had a different helper…
Which is odd, because Peno doesn’t pay much attention to me at all. She is 100% Dave’s cat. How he earned that honour, I have no idea, but that’s how it is.
But when I was working on binding the other night, she hopped right up there and made herself comfortable. She didn’t move until I had to shift the quilt so I could round a corner. Then she gave me stankface and went back to Dave.
Here’s a look at the whole thing without a Peno butt on it. It was commissioned by a friend for a baby due in July. She asked me to make it gender-neutral, but that was surprisingly tricky with the dog theme. So many dog fabrics have blue in them. Plus COVID was just revving up so sourcing fabric from multiple places became tricky. I had some already in my stash, but needed more to make the quilt big enough.
I got some from Walmart (mostly blue-ish), and was able to add a few red and green ones from Lens before it closed! (I’m happy to say it is open again, though I have no extra monies to go play there at the moment).
All those doggy prints make it nice and fun
The fussy-cut centre (or door) squares don’t pop as much as I thought they would in my head, but I’m not going to be too picky. She wanted log cabins (it was the original Dog Logs that inspired the commission), and I had to work with the fabric I had/could get easily.
Flannel backing was tough too. I didn’t have enough of the dog fabric left from the original Dog Logs, but I had this blue piece in the stash. I would have liked to use something other than blue, but … this works. And as you can see, I bound it all with some white-on-black paw prints for a nice bold frame.
And, I’m happy to say that with the exception of Royal Stars, which still doesn’t have a back, I’m all caught up with my quilting! Now I have to finish some more tops.