In spite of not actually having finished two existing patchwork projects, I've already decided on a new project to undertake, when at least one of the unfinished projects has been completed.
Inspiration came last night, as I was sifting through my fabric collection, looking for suitable fabrics to give to a friend, who wants to make a baby's cot quilt for her grandson.
In the process, I came across some fabrics I bought quite a few years ago now. The theme of the fabrics was a mixture of dogs, ducks and other animals. I couldn't resist buying the odd piece of fabric that had a cute dog or animal print. As you can see, I favoured dark coloured backgrounds, although I can't say why. I must have subconsciously been craving a doggy companion at the time, as these were bought long before we seriously considered the idea of getting a dog. It's funny how things turn out.
Anyway, on being reunited with these cute fabrics, an idea started to form in my mind. I would finally get around to making them into a quilt, for our dog. Being a terrier, she loves ducks and other furry/feathery creatures (too much and for all the wrong reasons!) and the dark colours are conducive to hiding the dirt from her grubby paws, especially in the winter.
As she has currently taken possession of the armchair in our living room, I thought I would make it to put on there for her as a kind of nest she can snuggle into in the winter months. We have our lap quilts, why shouldn't she have one? It will also nicely fit with the existing decor in this room too, which is a bonus.
Here's a picture of some of the fabrics I'll be using.
As you can see from the photograph, I also sorted out some plain coloured fabrics too, for backing or using too. I may swap out some of the print fabrics for other designs, especially the slightly lighter coloured ones, just for reasons of practicality, but many of them I'm definitely going to use.
I haven't decided on a design yet, perhaps 6" squares, as many of the pieces are quite small, but I'm already looking forward to getting started on this project, as I love these fabrics and think it might look really cute when it's finished. I'm hoping the dog will like it too of course.