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All my doggies have quilts, just for them. Durable, washable and just for them. These actually protect the furniture. I know they enjoy the quilts more than my 2 DIL's do.
I made a quilt for one DIL, she told me at the baby shower people don't use quilts for babies anymore.
I made an embroiered wall hanging for another GD. Only when I was visited the house, it was in the back of the closet on the corner.
No more of that.
A quilting I will go......
I really don't think the average person realizes how much time and love is put into making a quilt let alone the cost. In a recent conversation with my sister-in-law I mentioned that the material alone for a baby crib quilt that I was making cost me over $100 she said "wow" I had no idea. She thought a handmade quilt that she recently won was about $30.
Maybe this tells you how much he loves his dog. Dogs need nice beds too. Our cats always take the best , warmest
chair to sleep in.
You know Dogs love colorful quilts. I made my granddog, Oliver "ollie". He l;oves it!!!
I crocheted by brother a beautiful cable knit afghan for his wedding and the dogs got it shortly after.
Yep -they're off my list
@ Louise: Nope, your DD is not getting that quilt back...puppy says "MINE!"
I like the responses here and can relate on most sides:
- I've used old quilts that have no meaning to me and are just old and dirty to cover furniture while moving, and pets for vet trips.
- I've sent quilts that have no meaning to me to GW (because, IMO, someone will use/love it more than I)...for the record, it's not about the person that gave it to me; most of the time I have no idea where said quilts came from.
- I've used and loved one quilt from a childhood friend that she gave us as a wedding gift...it has been used and used...it's the biggest and warmest...and has just been used and used...and recently got a hole in it. I was sad, but also, as I took it out of the washer, realized that it wasn't out of abuse, but love of the quilt that it had come to such a state.
- I have friends that would love to have a quilt for their dog...and some of them would actually pay you to make a REALLY NICE one for their pet.
- I have a cat who laid claim to my chicken quilt while I was photographing it. No, it's not for you, but ok, you can lay there. I bet this is often what happens to quilts that end up "going to the dogs" because the dog CLAIMS it as their own at some point.
I never made a quilt for the dog.. I'm not there yet. I did make a mat for the car, as his behind gets cold. I do notice every once in a while, I'll catch him napping on a quilt I leave on a trunk for show.. I really should stitch something up for his birthday which will be on weds. He will be eight.
I try to remember once I give the gift, it is no longer mine, but it is so difficult. I have a hard time gifting quilts for this reason. I know I made some tie blankets for christmas as a check, and haven't seen them used since.