This afternoon I finished the quilt top in memory of our dog, Lucy. For me, making a special quilt for occasions like this is sort of therapeutic. Four years ago I made a little mourning quilt for my cat, Jack, and after Lucy’s top is quilted, I’m going to hang it next to Jack’s in my sewing room.

The top is made entirely of pieces cut from antique quilt tops, blocks and scraps. I enjoyed adding the pink pieces to this quilt in memory of our sweet girl dog — Jack’s quilt was made with some of the same mourning prints, but his quilt is more somber. Right now the top is 19″ x 23″, but I may trim the outside border a bit. Now I just need to figure out a quilting design.

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