My brother & SIL brought me a panel that they bought in Switzerland last year - cutest dogs ever! I decided to add names of dogs I have known. There is still some space for future dogs. I quilted it with Isacord white thread and my first venture with polyester batting - not sure about the batting - spray basting doesn't stick as well with the polyester as it does on cotton batting.
Q&A with Darns
Oh Darns this is so so cute and such a cool idea to name each dog in memory of your own dogs. LOVE the fabric:)
Thanks, Desna! This brought back a lot of memories of dearly loved departed dogs starting with my childhood dog, Butch. How he loved to escape from the yard & go visit my grandmother.
Domestic Strata asked:
Love this quilt!
Thank you! Dogs rule!
Darns, you've done it again. Just toooooo cute. Love the panel. Nice family that kept you in mind on their trip.
Thanks, Surfside6! Actually, this was a gift for taking care of their dog, Daphne, while they were gone. I told them to buy me a meter of some kind of fabric when they asked what I would like.
I always use cotton for batting, just a traditionalist I guess. Not crazy about polyester. Have you ever tried bamboo?
I don't think I'll use polyester again. I have always used cotton also. I tried a bamboo blend but seemed to have a lot of bearding with it. I'm currently using wool batting for the first time on one of my finishes (2014 goal - finish some of the tops in the closet!). It's poofier than cotton for sure. And feels softer too.