Quilt Qwazy Queens and the quilted kennel pad

Hello hoppers, I am one of the quilters showcased in QQQ 2017, the brainchild of Marian at seamstobesew.com. Admittedly, I
have been on a quilted kennel pad/cover kick. After I finished my surprise-gift-for-supervisor, I made a "kennel cover" for myself. Call it that or a lap quilt, I had the worst time using old thrifted thread quilting this creation, I should have known better. I also engaged in ASR (angry seam ripping) three times when my backing didn't stay where I intended. Course, I didn't bother to baste, spray or starch the backing. Bad grrrl. It now resides on the back of my easy chair in the living room.

The third in my kennel series is a kennel pad to my friend with three rescued Chihuahuas. First, I found this adorable material but it is discontinued and nowhere to be found. 

Then, I found this material also discontinued from an online auction and snagged the last 3 yards.

I added a scrap flannel panel and utilized high loft batting. 

I used my quilter's pencil to mark straight lines spaced at 6" apart.
I didn't want to put a lot of thread on this pad so the doggies could enjoy the puffiness.

Sewing room setup has been updated, not so much equipment as removal of Tami embellishments. 
BEFORE

AFTER

I also did a major destash of the uglies, two large plastic bags of fabric remnants were sent to the Great Thrift Shop Beyond. For those with large fabric stashes - look away, this is all that is left and a dresser drawer full of larger pieces for backings.

It was a wise move to practice piecing and quilting with thrifted fabric. As you know, we all make mistakes some bigger than others, some we can hide and others we throw thread at.



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Update to post - did the kennel pad receive the 2 dog seal of approval?

It received the 3 dog seal of approval!
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