Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie

posted by Phyl
Tue, Aug 23 2011


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Kessie passed away at Thanksgiving 2010 and I had just learned to quilt. Over the course of her life I saved her bandanas from the groomers.  I didn't know what I would do with them.    Someone showed me how to do a scrappy quilt so I took it from there.  I cut all her banadanas in different lenghts and widths.  I had a fat quarter of the black and white dog foot prints that I sewed in the middle of the muslim.  Then I added different fabrics to the squares.  I had a lot of scrappy bandana fabric to work with but I was limited with the amount of black and white foot prints fabric. That dictated the size of the quilt.   I read on the Internet how to put photos on fabric.  It's really pretty simple.  If you look at the four corners you can see photos of Kessie.  The top left photo and the bottom right photo are from greeting cards she was on for Hallmark.  To finish off the quilt I discovered the fabric with a row of dogs to put around it.  I sure learned how to line up my rows and corners.  It was a lovely journey of learning.

Comments

Jane wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Tue, Aug 23 2011 4:06 PM

As a dog lover and previous owner of a westie, this is beautiful!

Kristine Smith wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Tue, Aug 23 2011 5:03 PM

I love this.  What a nice rememberance.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Tue, Aug 23 2011 5:53 PM

What a beautiful remembrance!

Mz M wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Tue, Aug 23 2011 6:47 PM

That is precious! She was truly a big part of your family and this is an awesome way to remember her!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Tue, Aug 23 2011 7:44 PM

Great quilt to remember Kessie by.  Your did a wonderful job on your border with the mitered corners!!

Paula wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 5:51 AM

What a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet!!! My little maltipoo has his own quilt and he knows it's his. Our fur babies are precious!!!

Barbara wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 9:59 AM

This is just beautiful, Barbara

Brenda wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 11:18 AM

Very touching and a very nice tribute to your beloved dog.

Love the quilt.

MICHELLES-2 wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 11:24 AM

What a sweet quilt!  Was Kessie a Westie?  I have a Cairn (they're in the same family); he has the sweetest disposition.  I know how much you miss her.

QCA Admin wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 11:33 AM

Hi Phyl,

We also posted a link to your quilt on the QCA Facebook page where it also received lots of nice comments.

QCA Peg

www.facebook.com/quiltersclubofamerica

Elizabeth wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Wed, Aug 24 2011 11:36 AM

I to have a westie and love .  I have been trying to think of a way to make a quilt as a memorial for my dogs and this gives me so many ideas.  Great job on this quilt

quiltmeup wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Thu, Aug 25 2011 1:45 AM

beautiful tribute

greenmonstr wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Thu, Aug 25 2011 4:12 PM

This is great! The photos are a nice touch too

yoda wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Fri, Aug 26 2011 7:44 AM

What a wonderful Idea.Will make a quilt with Pictures of all my Cats I have lost in the last 10 years(5).

treefarmjan wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Fri, Aug 26 2011 12:34 PM

you will always remember your little friend! I have three rat terriers and they all have their blankies.... my quilts if they get a chance! I had my Montana Cartwheel blocks laid out on the floor and Miss Minnie picked that time to nap on it!!

Rainbowmemaw wrote re: Memorial quilt for my dog, Kessie
on Thu, Sep 1 2011 8:47 PM

I love your quilt! I am a quilter, but haven't made many yet, but being a dog-lover also describes  me! We have a miniature schnauzer, Molly, who is 5 yrs old, and is queen of our home! :-)  We had another one for 16 years named Sassy. When she died, it broke our hearts! Your quilt is a beautiful way to honor Kessie!

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