My idea started small and grew until it became what it is. First I scoured for the right kind of fabric for the right price, one of the criteria was keeping the cost down. I wasn't sold on anything. Then I thought about a quilt. It seemed like a good idea, all those colours mixed together would surely hide any dirt from the doggies. Also right around this time my crafty sewing mama's started to make 1600 quilts. Apparently you can do a quilt top in 30 minutes (if you sew a lot). A 1600 quilt is made from a jelly roll (40 - 2 1/2" strips of fabric). I didn't need a blanket top that big, so I found a half a jelly roll for $7 on eBay.
I was so excited to get my fabric, then it arrived and some of it was ugly. Oh no, but I persevered and after it came together I loved it. I quilted the top, so it is super comfy. I had leftover batting from my Prince Charming quilt and left over flannel from my (unfinished) rag quilt.
The bed itself was puzzling. I knew what size I needed and I new I wanted to stick to a budget but every dog bed I could find was expensive and stuffing would be expensive, not to mention I wanted the bed to have a removable top for washing. Then BAM, it was right in front of me at a store I did not expect to find it. A good price, for a large dog bed and ugly to boot! It was like it was meant to be because it was the perfect size for my '800' quilt!
One more quick run to the fabric store where i found the super soft minky dot backing. It is now completed, washed and put away for Christmas. Before we put it away we had to test it out to make sure it could be loved and lo and behold it was.
loved by our puppy dog
loved by our cat
loved by my baby doll
and just plain loved
Guess what one of my next projects is?