After 18 months of car-free living in La Suisse, the eminent arrival of Baby Suisse has convinced us that it was time to get a car again in order to be able to travel around a bit more easily at the weekends and, more importantly, to be able to look for nurseries slightly further afield from Brugg. As Alf is part of most of the trips we take at the weekends, we need to equip the car with a suitable crate for him to go in the boot. I thought that Alf could also do with a bit of comfort and his own travel blanket to snooze on during his travels in the car.
All that was needed was some spare fabric, some batting left-over from when I made the cot-bumper , 30 minutes and a willing Alf to model the new blanket.
I roughly measured my dog, estimated the length the travel blanket should be, cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 of batting. Put the 2 pieces of fabric right sides together and put the batting on top. Sew all around it leaving a suitable gap to turn the blanket inside out.
Turn the blanket inside out and sew the gap shut
You should now have a blanket!
To hold the batting in place, I tied some knots throughout the quilt with some wool. An alternative would be to machine-quilt the blanket but I do not have a quilting foot and these knots should do the trick.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding...
Because Alf is quite partial to bandanas and I had some fabric left, I decided to sew him a matching bandana! Here's some more posing:
|Why do I have to sit still?|
|This photoshoot is taking far too long!|
|I've had enough now!|