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To start off the year as Island Batik ambassadors we had two goals this month. One was to make a Galentine’s Day project and the second was to make and donate Kennel quilts. The size is 12″ x 18″ and are used in shelters so that the animals will be a little bit more comfortable. You can read more about making and donating kennel quilts at The Quilt Pattern Magazine Small Kennel Team.
I decided to make my Kennel quilts with as few seams as possible so there would be nothing uncomfortable for a small animal to lay on. When we rescued little Sadie last fall she was skin and bones and we made little beds for her that were soft and comfortable. I decided not to add binding for the same reason. Looks like it is time to go the groomer again!
The center section was 6 1/2″ by 18 1/2″ and then I added two 3 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ sections to the center. The batiks I used were some I had leftover from other projects I have made with Island Batik fabrics. I thought the cats on the fabric would be perfect for the kennel quilts.
You can visit the Petfinder Foundation to find out where you can donate kennel quilts. I will be donating these to the Muscatine Humane Society.
Yesterday I showed you the beautiful fat quarters of Boundless Botanical that I had purchased and mentioned that Craftsy was running a sale again. Well…….I bought this neat kit called Color Block that used the Boundless Ombre fabrics as it was almost 50% off.