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Monday, March 21, 2011
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - A Little Taggy Quilt
Molly's Taggy Quilt
I know this may seem a little indulgent but I decided to make a little taggy quilt for my puppy Molly. I know she is a dog and I treat her like one (she's not allowed on the furniture, she sleeps in a kennel not our bed, etc.) but that doesn't mean that I can't treat her like a "special dog". When I first got her, my sister Glenda gave her a couple soft stuffed animals to play with. I noticed that Molly absolutely loved chewing and playing with the "new material" tags so I thought a taggy blanket might work. I had these squares left over from making my son Eric's quilt (The River) so I stitched them together and then added some tags that I made from scraps. Once I stitched the tags to the top (with multiple sewing lines) I added the batting and backing. There was not going to be any binding so I folded the backing over the batting and stitched the edges before attaching it to the top. I then stitched along the outer edge of the quilt top - I went around twice to make sure it was really secure. I have never made a flannel quilt but I do have flannel remnants that had belonged to my sister-in-law so I used a piece for the backing and I quilted straight lines to hold it together.
Molly enjoying her new quilt
When my husband first saw the taggy quilt it was laying on the kitchen floor and his first response was "why is one of your quilts on the floor?" and when I told him it was for the dog he just shook his head.