Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pet Quilts Finished and Ready to Donate

One of my 2010 goals was to finish the pet quilts I had in progress.  I accomplished that recently.  These aren't the best ones I've done because I didn't think through the edging.  I didn't want to spend the time doing traditional binding for quilts that are going to the animal shelter so I ended up just zigzagging twice around the edge.  I'm not sure how that will hold up, but if they get even some use out of them, I'll be happy. 

I made these quilts to use up some older fabric and to practice my machine quilting skills.  I accomplished both of those things, so if they are short lived so be it.  They are nothing special, but here they are.  We are going on vacation in less than to weeks, so I will give them to our cat sitter for drop off at the Arizona Humane Society.  She volunteers there on practically a daily basis, so I know they will make it there.

And speaking of the pets, I have been taking lots of pictures lately and then haven't gotten around to blogging about any of them, so I'll throw a couple in here.

First up is a picture of Koda and Echo hanging out.  I don't know which one was there first, but it's not unusual for them to lay near each other.  They've always been good buddies.  Koda has always been fascinated with Echo, and Echo doesn't mind the dogs at all, maybe because they were his first friends here.  Both he and Sassy had to be quarantined from the other cats for two weeks due to kitty colds, but the vet said they could interact with the dogs so we introduced the dogs while they were in quarantine.  A few days ago, Koda even allowed Echo to not only lay by him while he was chewing a bone, but then lay on the bone so Koda couldn't get to it.  Koda tries to play with Echo sometimes, like he's another dog, and Echo just bats at him like he would a cat and they both get a little confused by the other's behaviour and finally give up.

And here's Sassy curled up sleeping, or at least that's what she appears to be doing.  She's probably just figuring out what to get into next.  She's learned a few new tricks lately that aren't good.  I have been meaning to write about them, but have been so busy lately that I haven't gotten as much blogging done as I would have liked.  But, I have been getting lots of quilting and household projects done, as well as work stuff, so it's definitely been productive around here.


Loris said...

I made up some little 'quilts' for the cat rescue group to use from robe material that was already quilted. I just serged the edges too. I have a couple of cute pics of my previous cat cuddling up to my dogs. He was such a love. Your two look like good buddies.

jillquilts said...

Congrats on the finishes! Great animal pics!! It sounds amusing how Echo and Koda interact!