Monday, June 7, 2010

Help! What do I do??

While at my mothers something tragic happened! To begin, my Sister who lives with my Mom got a new dog recently, but since her child had such bad allergies they had to get rid of it. But while she was there (the new dog) she chewed on blankets, so my Mom's dog, Bubba now chews on blankets.....can you see where I am going with this?
One afternoon Brandon's unattended blanket became victim to Bubba's new bad habit. Brandon is upset about it and I want to do something. It is a rag top quilt with raw edges, so I think if I did some sort of scraps or patches to cover it, it will work.
For the batting I used an old fleece blanket of mine, and it a very heavy and think quilt (I love it! You should try using fleece sometime). So since it is so heavy I can't use it as a middle for another quilt.
As you can see the edges were affected as well.

What would you do? Should I try to repair this first quilt I made for Brandon or should I send it to quilt heaven? Any suggestions on how to fix it? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 


Amy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Serious? I say add in pieces like a rag quilt, that way it looks like it's meant to be.

Rafael's Mum said...

That's terrible!! .... Ok.. depends on how precious this quilt is. If it isn't, you can take out the 5 blocks plus bits of sashing affected and resew to a smaller quilt (that is if you have the fabrics to got with it).

Assuming it IS precious, here is what I would do. I would patch front and back with another fabric and make sure there is a good overlap so the sewing takes really well and is strong. Then I would applique something over the top.

What about an applique of a trail of dogpaws? That's quite appropriate in the circumstances! You could even leave the bite out of the edge and the binding and bind around it, suggesting it had been bitten out by a dog... (not far wrong there either!) and the whole thing would look as if you intended it that way!

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh I really feel for you and your son. I think Rafaels Mum has the best idea with the sewing of new blocks over the damaged bits then appliqueing paw prints over those new bits. It might look like quite a fun quilt with the new bits on it.

Lopez Life said...

I like the paw print and bite mark idea!!! I have lost many blankets, clothes, toys and shoes to that dog!!! Sorry he did that!

Alex and Katie said...

I have a suggestion:

shoot the dog.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I like the dog print repair idea too...I would be devastated :(

Paula Lynn said...

Love! the idea of appliqueing dog paws on the quilt over patches.

traceyjay said...

the dog print appliqu├ęs sound cute!

so sorry this happened!