I think I mentioned that we have adopted a wonderful dog, Layla, from the local shelter. To welcome her home and give her a space of her own, I decided to sew a doggie bed for her.
(Please support your local aps or rescue shelter! Even if you are unable to adopt a pet, these shelters need volunteers to help with office work, walking the dogs, socializing the animals, donations of food and more.)

Bob, my grandson, had outgrown his baby quilt so I decided to recycle it into a cushy bed for Layla. I put two layers of quilt batting inside and folded the quilt in half. Layla is short but long!

Next I sewed around the outside of the quilt, catching all layers. As you can probably tell, it was a bit thick for my machine but it kept going. It's a Singer Simple and is a real trooper :)

Finally I stitched back and forth on an angle, going in both directions. And it is done! Not very pretty maybe but it will work!

Our plan is to make more of these type of upcycled blankets to donate to our local shelter. Google for a shelter near you that could use your help!

Layla has fit right in with this crazy family. She chews anything that falls her way, loves to dig in the garden and get's so excited to go for a walk. I know she is so happy to be out of the shelter and she would love to know that other people are also adopting from the shelter. If you are ready for some unconditional love, visit your local shelter and find your new sweetheart!

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