Meet Simon . . . . .
Simon's no longer with us, but he was 90 pounds of personality. He was the happiest dog. One of his favorite pastimes was to ride in the back of my car with the top down. As a matter of fact, he could only fit in that car when the top was down. Folks would point and wave at this big dog riding in the backseat of my car.
Before I came up with my current design wall I had a design bed. I would lay out all my quilt blocks on the guest room bed that's next to my sewing room. If I wasn't looking, Simon would get in the middle of the bed, push all the blocks in a pile, then lay on them. I don't know how many times I had to repress and redo my layouts because of that dog.
One time I was complaining about it to my daughter and she said she thought Simon did that because the blocks smelled like me, and why didn't I make Simon a quilt.
So I did. I think this fabric was called Doggie Delight.
The quilter added two layers of batting to make it nice and fluffy for Simon. For some reason, when I got the quilt back from the quilter, I was afraid Simon would tear it up so I wouldn't let him lay on it. My husband kept getting on me about it, I'm not sure why I made it only to let Simon look at it. Finally my husband shamed me into putting it on the floor for Simon to enjoy.
Simon loved it, he laid on his quilt in the sunroom everyday, just like he knew it was his. Sadly he died only 2 months after he got his quilt. I'm so glad I finally let him sleep on it!
Now it's Cooper's Place, by place I mean, we say, "Cooper, go place" and Cooper sits or lays down on the quilt until we say "free dog". It's great for when the UPS guy rings the door bell or company stops by. Even though it's Cooper's Place, we still call it "Simon's Quilt". This is quilt number 33.Print this post