Friday, 13 April 2012

Spencer's New Quilt

 I've been enjoying Spring and the lovely splashes of colour it brings..

But something just didn't seem right.....

And then I realised what was bothering me.....

I make quilts.....

I love making quilts......

But Spencer the pupster didn't have a quilt......

Don't get me wrong, he has lots of soft blankets and bedding...

But not a patchwork quilt made by me....

Well not until a couple of days ago that is...

I've been wanting to make a crumb quilt for a while.

A quilt that would use up some of the scraps of fabric that I can't bear to throw away...

An ideal way of making a doggy quilt for Spencer without using valuable fabrics from my stash..

I remembered that I had seen a great tutorial by Rose of Ludlow Quilt and Sew.

My Mum had given me lots of lovely Clarke and Clarke fabric scraps that were medium weight fabric plus they were dog, duck, welly, birdy fabrics scraps..

Just right for a doggy quilt...

So here are a couple of the crumb blocks I made....

 I added a few Laura Ashley scraps and some blue and white striped vintage sheeting for the sashing.....

I didn't need to quilt it as I filled it with a spare duvet and so I just sewed around the edges to keep the duvet in place...

When I gave it to Spencer, he was thrilled......

And it fits nicely into his bed....

Making a snug and cosy nest :)

And completely machine washable for those muddy paw marks!!

If you have loads of fabric scraps and want to make a crumb quilt, you can find Rose's tutorial and lots of other free patterns here.

Have a lovely weekend.

Maggie xx


  1. Awwww...Spencer is so lucky to have his own home made quilt! Its absolutely beautiful and he looks so cute peeping out from under it in his bed! You should seriously consider branching out into this-people love spoiling their pets. I was thinking of making little stripy blankets to go in pet carriers. I've never made a quilt but the idea of using up little scraps of material really appeals to me, I might be tempted to have a go now on a little cat one. I'll have a look at the site you posted. Eileen xx

  2. Hi Maggie, I love the quilt that you made for Spencer. Thanks for the mention. Isn't it satisfying knowing that you've made something pretty without having to spend money buying fabric! Rose

  3. Oh that is a lovely quilt, Maggie! Spencer is so lucky to have you :)

  4. Fabulous Job! Well done and thank you for sharing the pattern :)

  5. Spencer looks blissful, curled up in that loving coziness!
    He has such a sweet face! I bet you love to smooch his sweet snout!
    Before I became a school teacher, I cleaned houses while our kids were at school. One lady I cleaned for had cat nests all over her house. Her kitties were so pampered. I thought it was so dear!

  6. LOL! Your story is soooo funny and Spencer is such a lovely doggy! He looks really pleased to have his own quilt!

  7. Lucky Spencer, you're so clever :) He looks very snug on his new quilt and obviously enjoys posing for his photos! I shall go and check out the quilt pattern, I'm very much a novice, but it looks so lovely :))

  8. You are one doting dog owner! It is adorable the way Spencer snuggles in his special quilt. Wonderful job! (I hope he doesn't chew it.)

  9. ohhhh I love the beautiful dog

    bisous de FRANCE

  10. Love the crumb quilt and what a great name for it. We call them scrap quilts here unless that's something different but I watched and read the tutorial and it looks like great fun to make one. Spencer's turned out darling and he looks so handsome laying on it. You can tell he REALLY likes it too. I hope you made it big enough as he is growing like a weed! Thanks for the tutorial!


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