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: