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Thread: Just finished the quilt I have been feeling rushed over.....

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    I know some people don't care for their pets sleeping in their beds, but my dogs sleep with me and my DH. Don't worry, I wash sheets and covers A LOT and clean the house every day, lol. :shock:

    Anyways a year ago when we bought this house, I bought all new bedding, including a nice new comforter set for the master bedroom. Yep- you guessed it- it could not hold up to the wear and tear of the dogs. (Particulary my doberman boy who likes to cover himself up by flinging the covers around violently.) I started in November or early December on a quilt using basket blocks in colors to match the decor of the bedroom. It seemed like as time stretched on, the more destructed the comforter on the bed got. Well, I dug in my heels today AND GOT THAT THING DONE!! My back hurts, and I am tired, but it is in the washing machine right now. YAY. My husband fell asleep watching tv to the sound on my sewing machine putting the binding on. Oh, and don't be a dummy like me- don't start cursing out the bobbin for making a rat's nest, when you don't notice the machine isn't threaded right. Duh!

    My mind is already spinning trying to figure out what to start on next!

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    So where's the picture??

    I have 2 cats that HAVE to sleep with me. One between me and hubby and she tries to push me out of bed. lol

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    Too tired for pictures tonight. I really didn't think I would get it done.

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    Congratulations on getting it done! Can't wait to see it!

    My EmmaLee is an undercover Doberman too. Used to have three at one time; all on the bed, two under the actual covers. Even with a queen sized bed, (they were why I got it in the first place), space was at a premium. They needed more room than I obviously did. :lol: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by camillacamilla
    I know some people don't care for their pets sleeping in their beds, but my dogs sleep with me and my DH. Don't worry, I wash sheets and covers A LOT and clean the house every day, lol. :shock:
    file that under nunanobody's business. your bed, your dogs, your house. my friends know that if they come to my house to inspect, they'd better bring supplies to "fix" anything they don't approve of. :lol:

    congrats on getting your newest quilt done. once the backache wears off, it's all feel-good from here. :P

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    My little Shih-Tzu sleeps with us too. Don't worry about what anyone else would think about you letting your pets sleep with you. Our pets are just like our kids, they are family. My little Ozzy does not even know he is dog!

    Congrats on completing your project. I know its a huge undertaking to complete a very large quilt, but now you can sleep under something you made yourself and it will sleep better than any store bought comforter any day!

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    Hmmmm pets sleeping with humans........Nope in my house I am allowed to sleep in the 3 cats and 2 dogs bed LOL
    The mini doxie says it is so he can curl up in the crook of my knees and keep warm. Good thing they are all small.
    Cant wait to see the quilt.

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    I think more pets sleep in bed with people than the people let on...I know we have 3 cats..and its not a matter of us "letting" them sleep with us, I think its the other way around :roll:

    So...where is the pic of this quilt??? Sounds really pretty! Some Aleve will help that back, also the big smile from having completed the quilt!

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    A job well done- can't wait to see the pics!

    Who cares if they sleep with you- you're probably never cold and so are they.

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    I have my white dog between us at night, red dog on bottom and cat on my hip. We have a king bed and i swear its getting smaller :?

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    maybe that's why I don't sleep well, lol...no kitties in our bed. hubby insists all pets are outside, but remember we are in florida. They have nice warm beds that I made, and they are long haired. probably sleep together. they eat together. have a queen size bed and hubby takes his half out of the middle! :shock:

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    My rottie gets most of the bed..and pillows :lol: :lol: Fur is kinda like an extra blanket, right?? I will say when she gets up there and pants in the summer...well, remember the motel beds you put a quarter in :?: :?: :lol: :lol: That's what its like :D My ex and I used to sleep in a full size with 2 rotties!! That was interesting :lol: I did have a cheapie quilt from old time pottery store (cost maybe $15). It must have had nylon batting or polyester something, because it had static electricity in it and would spark when the dog moved!! Then it became a game like chase the laser!! When a 100# dog bounces the bed..look out floor, here I come!!

    If you were up half the night sewing, no wonder you threaded the machine wrong!! No auto-pilot :lol: :lol:

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    MommaB...all I can say...since..heehee...i am....heehee...laughing so hard...is :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    As soon as you are rested send us a picture. As for the dogs sleeping with you I couldn't sleep if my cats weren't there with me. It's not my bed, they own it and share it with me. :D :D :D

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    Hubby banned the dog after ending up on the floor too many nights. The new cat (a rescue from -35 weather) sneaks up and very quietly settles at the bottom...probably just glad to be warm

    Doesn't feel good to finally get a quilt done! Congrats. Can't wait to see the pics

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    I have an undercover rat terrier and an on top husky mix and various cats who take their places on the corners of the kingsize water bed! they sleep there during the day when the heat is down because it is always warm. Wouldn't feel right without the critter comfortors! :lol:

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    Tink lets me sleep in her queen size bed. I even have to cover her back up when I get up in the morning. She is a hard dog on a quilt, too. She decided to chew on my lighter weight quilt that I use in the summer. It is now going to be cut up and made into pillow cases and a small dog bed for her Tinkness for next to daddy's computer downstairs.

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    I made my very first ever quilt for my elderly dog. The teacher in class thought I was mad. My theory was that knowing it was going to the dog I didn't feel any pressure to be "perfect" and could put all my energy into learning and practising without pressure.

    And it came out really well! She was an awesome old dog with massive personality.

    She died last year of old age, and we had her cremated in her quilt, which was kinda cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Wouldn't feel right without the critter comfortors! :lol:
    That's it exactly! I feel like I'm in a little bit of heaven surrounded by those loving critters! :mrgreen:



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    Congrats on getting the quilt done. Can't wait to see a pic.

    Kyia

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    glad you got your quilt done, and glad you have room in your bed for your pets. My 2 dogs are both 100 lbs. there isn't room for them and my DH and me. And my bed's a queen. So they each have their own. But when DH is at work the Male takes over as the owner of our bed. My dogs are not dogs either, there my kids. My mother just HATES it. She is not an animal lover. But Dad's a farmer!! Wonder where I get my love of animals from. Spent most of my life in the barn instead of in the house. Now its the other way around, making quilts all day long. I love it!! Can't wait to see pics of your quilt! I'll be looking!

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    Doesn't it feel like such an accomplishment to finish a quilt? You're tired but happy! I sew til late in the night too, so I know about those stupid little mistakes!
    Congrats. Can't wait to see pics!

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    Therese, Welcome to the board. Introduce yourself and tell us more about you!
    Rebeerose, welcome also! C'mon, tell us about yourself!

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    I solved my animal problem. I had two of my first quilts folded and ready to give to the homeless shelter. THen I decided to use them on my bed after my my dear husband passed away. I only had a ShitZui at the time. They are one person dogs. He was my husband's companion his last two years. When he died, Poochie ( who was adopted) was lonesome. My Gdaughter is a vet tech and said he missed Gpa. One day she drove in and handed me this little five week old puppy just the length of my hand. First month Pooch didn't know whether to eat her or stomp on her. Now, 3 years later, they're best buds and both sleep on my bed. I also inherited two lovely cats from my Gdaughter. Now all four sleep on the bed. I use those old first time quilts which were pretty bad and don't worry about them. When I'm having company, I yank them off and throw my good ones on the bed. It's great to see them all cuddled together. And they keep my feet warm. Yes, it gets cold in Florida.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt!

    After many years of not having a pet in bed, DH recently caved in and now lets our cat in. His reasoning for years was that there were two, they could keep each other company. But we had to have one put down in November... Eventually DH agreed that our Six (pronounced "Cease") was lonely and could come in.

    Ahhh... Bliss! Well, at least until about 5 AM when he starts wanting breakfast. Better than any alarm clock!

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