Saturday, October 14, 2006

Dave - Guide Dog for the Color Blind

Woo! It's me, Dave - Guide Dog for the Color Blind! Our friends Butchy and Snickers posted pix of some of their mom's cool quilts yesterday, so I thought I'd start sharing some of ours with you! They really are ours... you see, mom is one of a small percentage of color blind females; she discovered that I have better color-sight than she does, so she lets me help by being her Guide Dog for the Color Blind. It's a hard job, but it pays well.
Today, I thought I'd share our process with you, while showing a quilt we made for my Twin Brother of a Different Mother ~ Harley.
Before I forget, the rescue group Harley and the
Grrrls
are closely associated with, MaPaw, is having a big on-line
fund-raiser! You can check out all the really cool items here! This group is near and dear to our hearts! Hey...
there are some very cool greeting cards in there that you can have YOUR picture put on! How cool would that be?

So... back to our quilt for Harley. And the Grrrls. We wanted to do a sturdy, highly washable denim "fray-edge" quilt for them and asked what kind of colors they like. Har wanted bright, bold 70's-type colors! Psychedelic! I went through a bunch of fabs and found these.

Q4 Har and grrrls 2 fab selection

Yeah. These will all work great!
Mom stitched them to denim squares then tried to find the right layout. I helped with that, too, making sure the colors had the right play to them.

Q4 Har and grrrls 4 Check the layout

After a few changes, we had it just right!

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Yeah. I like it. Here's a wider view.

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I held it down, in case the wind kicked up in the Quilt Studio or something. Aren't I helpful?
Q4 Har and grrrls 9 Groovy man
Groovy, baby!

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I was willing to help pin, but mom didn't think that was a good idea. I'm not sure why.
She got the machine busy, putting it all together, then she frayed it (I was willing to help with that, I thought it would be like shredding... but again, "no") and we took a picture.
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Look! We made a far-out pillow, too!
Here's the other side of the quilt and pillow:

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Har said he wanted it colorful - I sure hoped he meant it! We put it in a box and sent it off to that far away land called Pennsylvania. Here is Harley's reaction to his new quilt!

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Look at how great it fits in with the other groovy decor in the room!
Oh! And mom sewed jeans pockets onto some of the blocks, so I snuck some snacks into them for an added treat for Har and the Grrrls!

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As you can see, he caught on right away. I'm sure he shared with Juno and Flo!
I hope you enjoyed seeing our quilt and how hard I work as mom's GDFTCB. And please remember to check out the cool MaPaw fund-raiser! (MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Service, Inc. is a non-profit organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to Section 501(c)3, et seq. of the Internal Revenue Code.)

Thanx for reading!
Luv,
Dave

9 comments:

  1. Hey Dave,
    The quilt turned out great! You did a nice job helping your Mama with the colors too! We thought that was so cute to put the pockets on in and have treats hidden inside, hehehe! Our Mama has some moose flannel fabric bought that she wants to do one of those frayed quilts. Wonder when she will get to it? hehehe!
    Luv & Wirey Hugs!
    Butchy & Snickers
    PS You really don't live too far from us. Did you sign up for the dogs with blogs bone zone Christmas card exchange? If you want to, write to Miss Sunshade.

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  2. Wow, nice of all of you to help out with the quilt. It turned out so nice.

    ~Jay

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  3. You are so talented! We are only good for posing for pictures ... and we don't do that very well.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

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  4. Tubey: Thanx! Oh... and sorry about the striped cats. The purple cats got their clocks cleaned yesterday. And the Nittany cats from where my mom went to school lost by a touchdown. Bad day for cats all around!
    Butchy & Snickers: Thanx woo two! Tell your mama these frayed quilts go FAST! and are addictive! We'll ask mom about the Christmas cards!
    Jay: Thank woo!
    R,S & A: Woo are very kind! And we think you pose for GREAT pictures!!!
    Luv,
    Dave

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  5. Hey Dave,

    The quilt is woo-vy!

    Yours in tail wags,

    Arwen

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  6. Thank woo, Arwen!
    Luv,
    Dave

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  7. Hey Dave,

    Do you play checkers or chess on that groovy playin' quilt?

    Woofs!

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  8. Freda,
    I should ask Harley! Woooo!
    Luv,
    Dave

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