I do like a small quilting project for the immediate satisfaction. Quilts rarely get finished in this house. Recently I made a quilted cover for our dear Lucy's bed.
The awful vinyl cover that this dog bed came with was not going to cut it for our pooch. The cover I made was very much inspired by this image in my favourites on flickr.
I used a Denyse Schmidt fat quarter bundle for the sides and the piping. I prewashed some linen for the top and bottom and then quilted it in a diagonal grid pattern. I inserted a big metal zip that would stand up to a beating and frequent washings which I hid in the seam under the piping. The sides are quilted in a loop-the-loop pattern.
The bottom line though, is that Lucy approves and is happy to sit on this bed and not the sofas.