Monday, June 18, 2018

Charity Pet Quilts

In the few weeks before Gideon's passing, I made quite a few trips back and forth to the vet's office. My vet provides a boarding service for cats and while the cages are spacious and multi-tiered, there wasn't really anything cozy for them to lay on. The vet technician told me that sometimes the owners will bring a small blanket or something, but if they don't they will oftentimes put a towel in the cage for the kitties. 

Well, that just wouldn't do in my opinion.  Right there in the office, I pulled a tape measure out of my purse and asked if I could take the measurements of the bottom of the cage so that I could make some small pet quilts.  I had some larger panels of practice sandwiches just lying around from when I first got my longarm and cutting/binding them would be perfect.


I've gotten 3 done so far and can probably bind 4 others that are smaller but still useful. I'll be able to drop them off when I bring Oliver, Quilt Inspector #3, in for a checkup on his thyroid in just a few weeks.
 

5 comments:

  1. What a kind thing to do and perfect way to use up your practice quilt sandwiches.

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  2. I'm sure they will be appreciated by both humans and animals.

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  3. What a great idea!
    When my grandmother moved into a nursing home, we donated her gazillion towels (why so many?) to a pet shelter, but something a bit more personal would be far nicer. My cat thought that I quilted just to make him the world’s fanciest cat beds.

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  4. Great idea and a lovely tribute to Gideon!

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  5. What a sweet idea. Gideon would be proud!

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