Dog Training Apron: Cotton + Steel

by Judy Tucker


 Dog Training Apron Cotton + Steel "Tiger Stripes"

Dog Training Apron Cotton + Steel "Tiger Stripes"

Here's the first of my completed September projects, a new dog training apron.  

I used the Cotton + Steel canvas (home dec weight) fabric for the body of the apron.  It's lined with "Stampede" a soft cotton, also from Cotton + Steel.

I hadn't made a dog training apron for several months. so I used my tutorial.  I ended up with the soft lining material on the back of the apron instead of peeking out of the pockets per the directions. The canvas is a bit scratchy so it's better to have the soft fabric on the back of the apron. 

 Cotton + Steel fabrics: "Tiger Stripes"  cotton canvas body, "Stampede" cotton lining

Cotton + Steel fabrics: "Tiger Stripes"  cotton canvas body, "Stampede" cotton lining

I got a good chuckle when I realized my roll of bags was the same color as the fabrics!  

 Apple Picking Time quilt top.  A Quilters Club of America Mystery Quilt. The apple border is my design.

Apple Picking Time quilt top.  A Quilters Club of America Mystery Quilt. The apple border is my design.

Update on my other September projects:

  • I took my apple quilt up to the attic on Wednesday to quilt it on my mid-arm.  It's too wide for the rails!  A Queen is as big as I can quilt on my frame.  Guess this quilt is a generous queen.  Looks like I need to take a trip to Pelham, NH to rent a long-arm for a day at Bits 'n Pieces Quilt and Fabric Shoppe.  That's always great fun.
  • I've ADDED the first of 2 Improv Log Cabin quilts (see my last post) to my stack of UFOs waiting to be quilted.  Now there are 5 quilts in the stack!  Is this progress or not?   (Probably)!
  • I spent some time doing a home dec project on Saturday.  I picked up some cute patterned sheer curtains with a modern tree and bird pattern at IKEA.  They were 98" long.  I really liked the long look with the bunched up fabric on the floor. But with 3 dogs, that is seriously not practical.  They now 63 inches, well off the floor.  Much better!

This Wednesday is the first meeting of the fall for the Proper Bostonian Quilt Guild. Our Summer Challenge had 2 options.  One was to make a quilt 24 inches or smaller and the other was to make a quilt 36 inches or larger but no larger than 72 inches. Both need to have 3-5 characteristics of Modern Quilts. It's a contest…so I can't show you my entries yet. But I'll post my small entry on Wednesday and my larger entry on Friday.  The Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid will be included.  Stay tuned!  Can't wait to show you what I've made.