Near the start of our trip to Madison, I popped into Joann’s to have a peek at their fabric. I left with a small stack of fabrics, all by Denyse Schmidt. As I was leaving the store, I realized they looked really lovely together as a set and they also reminded me of Maisy. I decided that Maisy needed a quilt, so that when we’re traveling, she’ll always have something familiar to lay on. I didn’t have a set plan, so I just decided to improv the design. It’s the first quilt I’ve made that has been completely improvisational. I decided to just do wonky strips to create blocks that were about 9″ x 10″ and then started to sew. As the blocks came together, I let the process tell me what to do next. Almost all the fabrics in the quilt are from Madison with a few strips of fabric from home thrown in that I had brought with me. I had a hard time figuring out the layout of the blocks, but I really like the lighter blue squares in the middle of the quilt.
The batting is from the workroom and was hand delivered by Jacqueline, who came to visit us for a couple days. I was able to sew the binding onto the quilt during our drive home to Toronto. I used the same navy fabric for the binding with just a small strip of orange for a little pop.
This quilt marks so many hours of our trip and holds all of the feelings I was having while sewing it. I’m really happy with how it turned out, it seems to be just perfectly Maisy.
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A quilt for a canine buddy who needs the utmost comfort…I love this.
Gorgeous. I love. Everything about it.
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I love the quilt and idea. Pets are indeed a part of the family. Best wishes to Maisey to get well soon!
I love it, great colours!
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You’re an amazing doggy-mama. The quilt is, as usual, just gorgeous. Much love to Maisy.
Lovely! Maisy is surely a lucky dog! 🙂
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This is such a beautiful quilt, and it’s a great representation of your time away.
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So much love in that beautiful quilt. Bound to help your beloved Maisy to heal quickly. My dog Raleigh and I send all sorts of positive healthful energy out to you and Maisy….
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Hi Karyn: Just wondering how Maisy is doing?
Hi Vivian! Maisy is doing much better right now. She seems really happy to be home and is finally back to her normal routine. She is still doing some treatment at the University of Guelph, but so far everything is going well! Thank you so much for checking in on her!
This made me tear up; it’s a beautiful quilt for something you obviously care very much about. Maisy’s a lucky gal to have you, Karyn. xo
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I’m getting misty-eyed too! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, although I’m sorry it might have been a bittersweet series of events that precipitated it. Hope Maisy is responding well to the treatment:)
This is beautiful – love the soft colours you have used.
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this is a truly beautiful quilt…both in the way it looks and the sentiment with which it was made. just. lovely.
sweet maisy, hope she is well now.
I just love the color combination. It makes a lovely quilt. And the block arrangement is perfect. Lucky dog!
fantastic improv! love the M on the back and the oddball scraps around it!