My first real project as an Island Batik Ambassador is a kennel quilt. I'm going to send this to the US tomorrow, and hope that it will be used by a sweet dog in a couple of weeks.
A kennel quilt is a small quilt made to fit in a basket for animals that have survived disasters. The size of this quilt is 12"x18", it has a soft batting, and no binding. I quilted a double seam at the outerr edge to make it strong.
Island Batik fabrics in a roll, 5" width, just perfect for this project.
First I cut three stripes, 2,5"x18,5", and sewed them together.
The width now is 6,5".
Then I cut nine stripes, 2,5"x12,5" and sewed them together.
The stripes were joined together like this. That gave just the perfect size.
For the quilting I chose a variegated spool of Superior Threads.
I used small stitches, and not so much quilting in this project.
As I don't have a dog, I had to use another animal to test this kennel quilt. Think he liked it, at least.
Linked up to Show and Tell Monday with Bambi, Crazy mom quilts and Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River.