I know it’s sad isn’t it? Making a quilt for the dog? But here’s the thing, I have no kids! No seriously, we worked really hard to train Mitch, which was worth it because he is a very well behaved dog inside. We could have a lamb roast on the coffee table and leave the room for some time and he will not touch it. If you’ve ever had a part pit-bull, you know how awesome that is! So when it comes to cuddling at night on the couch, he used to be allowed up, as long as he was ‘invited’. However that couch was so old and stained (and pretty embarrassing- never get a second hand white couch) that when we got our new couch I said he wasn’t allowed. Poor old Mitch didn’t get what had happened though, so I decided to make him a quilt to protect the couch and keep him happily part of the family.
I went for the fastest possible quilt pattern, using fabrics I wasn’t super precious about. Simple squares and heavy duty cotton, in grey and a poly/cotton print by S Edeholm and L Ullenius for IKEA (It’s called Småborre). I also used some synthetic batting I had got that was too thick for regular quilts, but perfect and puffy for Mitch. Just sewing the binding on now, I’ll show you the final result soon.