Wow, I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. Well, no, scratch that, I CAN believe it. Since my last post I have: finished up an auction quilt (I’ll share it soon!) for Addy’s preschool class, had all of my household belongings and my two dogs packed and sent off to New York, traveled to the Chicago area with Addy, helped my parents move, caught a nasty virus which resulted in me sleeping and complaining for 7 days straight, traveled with Addy to New York, found out I had strep throat, and worked on organizing the new house. Addy and I have now been in New York for 4 days, and I’m on the road to recovery, Matt did a great job getting the house set up, and we found out about kindergarden screening just-in-time! So while I have lots of projects to work on, I’m going to share something I made awhile ago. Here we go!
We have two dogs. With their friendship and home security comes lots of dog hair; it’s a package deal. Over the last ten years we have developed a cleaning rhythm to keep the dog hair at bay, and for the most part the house appears clean enough. But try as I might, I can not keep our dark wood and leather coffee table/ottoman clean! It’s a great piece of furniture: stuffed leather ends, perfect for propping your feet up, and a wooden table in the center. Plus there is storage inside of it! Like I said, it’s perfect. Except that is accumulates dog hair.
Finally one day I gave up on keeping the table area clean, and decided it would be best to just hide the dog hair as it accumulates. And so, I made a mini quilt! I pulled all of the fabrics for the 9-patch squares from my scraps.