More dog beds!
My poor Mom has been through hell lately with her eyes. She had cataract surgery on her right eye in June and she's still recovering. It started with a violent reaction to the steroid eyedrops that were intended to help with healing. She has glaucoma and the steriods completely screwed up the pressure in that eye. The glaucoma specialist has been very diligent trying every option to get it under control. He finally ran out of options and schedule a surgery to install a drain of some sort in her eye. Of course that didn't' go as planned either. The surgery lasted about 2 hours longer than it should because she was bleeding a lot.
All of that is to say that she was with me all of last week and she looked like she had been punched in the face. The first couple of days she was just recovering from the trauma of the surgery but as she started feeling better she was getting antsy for something to do but her vision still wasn't very clear.
But being the devoted daughter that I am I found a couple of projects for her and this is one of them. I've done so much quilting lately that I had a lot of batting and fabric scraps ready to become dog beds.
I didn't want her to have to do anything at all fiddly so I changed up my process in this tutorial ot make tufts instead of channels. Can you see how I marked them?
Here's a closer photo.
Everything for this project is free! Someone is always donating fabric to our quilt club and I pick up decorator pieces from time to time to use for the dog beds.
I rarely use thread in this drawer but it's all heavy weight cotton and it's perfect for the dog beds.
After a couple hours of work she had 3 dog beds made. The sizes of the beds depends solely on the fabric that I have. One of the green ones is smaller because that how wide the fabric was. It's that simple. My friend, Lora, will be happy to have these for Richmond Animal League.
Mom has a pile of batting scraps at home so she's taking the yellow one to fill herself.
Now to get back to quilting and make more scraps!
8/7/2017 11:59:47 am
I'm sorry to hear your mom had complications from her cataract surgery - I so rarely hear of anyone that does - other than me! usually everyone is so happy with the results and you never hear a complaint. My complication was different and thank heavens I'm not allergic to the steroid eye drops as I ended up using them two different times in a year for almost 4 months both times on the same eye - I hope the eye is healing now and all well be well. Does she have to have the other eye taken care of also? luckily I didn't (yet)
8/7/2017 02:34:29 pm
How awful that your Mom has had so many complications and faced a second surgery. I hope her eyes heals and her vision clears soon. The dog bed project was probably a good distraction. There will be some happy comfortable doggies!
Tina in NJ
8/7/2017 03:31:44 pm
Hope Mom feels better soon.
8/8/2017 07:56:59 am
As someone who has had the rare side effects on several medications, I understand.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.