Friday, October 18, 2013

Puppy Love

This week, my focus has been on our dogs!

They have a cute dog bed, actually, an entire room to themselves.  Last year, I made them a cute cover for the dog bed, but lately it has been looking a little rough and I really would like to have spares so I can wash them really well.  Dogs are gross and dirty and sometimes washing their bedding twice a week can mess up my laundry schedule.

I found two fat quarter bundles at Joann's a few months ago and knew it was meant to be!  Sometimes you can find some really great finds in their bundle area!  Two bundles for two sets!

I did the same style cover for the circle, like the original dog bed.  And also more of the boys' old denim duvet cover scraps.  There is barely any left after making two more.

However, the "bumper" has been the death of me.  At first, I tried to make it a removable cover, but it was quite a bear to get back on all the time.  Then I just threw it in the wash without removing it, but it would get all twisted up inside and eventually all the batting was at one end of the bumper.

This time I decided to just do layers of batting scraps I have. I often have long strips that are 6-8 inches wide from the extra I need when I longarm quilts.  It worked out perfectly for this project.  I layered, quilted, and then did a binding.

Yes, corduroy binding!!  I am so happy with it.  It is QUITE thick, but I like it for this particular project because it almost looks like piping.   I plan on using corduroy again on a future projects, but would make sure that it was a much thinner one for binding.  I also loved the binding idea so much that I am reconstructing the original bed also.

The only thing that I am not super happy about is that the bumpers aren't as thick, but that's okay.  They like their bone throw pillows to rest their heads on, or each other. New bone pillows are in order.  The old ones are pretty beat up!  Hope I can share them with you soon!

All that matters is that Prancer gave me her approval!

 Buttons said, "how could you not?"  He loves it as much as they do. 
 I always catch him in their bed!


  1. What a great result and I love the corduroy binding!

  2. I don't have any pets but I have to say that is really cute!

  3. Okay, now I need a dog and a cute dog bed! So adorable, and that corduroy binding was inspired! Love it all.

  4. such a cute bed for your dog! The quilting looks great!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Very cute fabric and great quilting! I love the corduroy binding too - such a great look!

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