Dog Adoption Celebration Quilt

My friend, Laura, adopted a very special dog last month. She named him Ishwa which means Spiritual Teacher. I absolutely believe that we can learn much from our animals, and they often seem to understand us in ways that the human species can’t truly fathom.  My best friend, Mary, and I decided that we wanted to make a baby-size quilt for Laura and Ishwa to commemorate the beginning of their journey together. While we don’t exactly know what Ishwa’s genetic make-up is, it seems likely that he has some Husky and Malamute in him.

The two feature fabrics for this quilt are Husky and Malamute fabrics that I found on Spoonflower. While waiting for the fabric to arrive, I designed a simple 36” x 36” quilt in EQ8. I knew I wanted to include some pops of color around the brown Husky squares and also thought it would be interesting to put offset borders around the Malamute squares.

The quilt top itself went together fairly fast, and we decided that Sew Shabby Quilting’s Scratch quilting motif would be be the perfect quilting pattern and would allow the quilt to stay soft and cuddly.

Here’s a shot of the back of the quilt:

This quilt is the Secret Project I mentioned in my 2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Goals post. Linking up to 2019 Qtr 2 Finish-A-Long Finishes.

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3 Responses to Dog Adoption Celebration Quilt

  1. Laura says:

    And pictures don’t do it justice! Such a special gift, thank you both again so much for the thoughtful and fun design elements that will be a lasting memento.

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  2. Oh, what a perfect quilt to commemorate your friend’s journey with Ishwa. What a fantastic gift to have made and given!


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary and Mary! Cute, cute, CUTE! Oh and the quilt is nice too. HAHA! I love Ishwa – he looks so intelligent. Look at those eyes. I love the idea of a dog adoption celebration quilt – you have started a new trend. AND, look at you going on EQ8!! This turned out so great, and he looks like he is already enjoying it. I’m 100% certain that Laura loves it – and now I see she left the first comment, so I know she does. ~smile~ Roseanne


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