Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dog Gone Cute

Now that I have taken the summer off from quilting, I'm ready to go again! It will be nice to have a regular routine again with the kids!

I have two projects to share that I completed in the spring, however, they aren't the one I'll be sharing today. The day's topic is my latest quilt, the one my son had me do with a very tight deadline!


So it happened like this... I was reading Sew Fresh Quilt's blog one day when I hear: "Mommy, I want a shiny blue dog blanket!" My youngest son was about to start junior kindergarden and we had just been discussing purchasing a nap blanket for him. That idea quickly went out the window. Since it was already late August, I had two weeks to plan and sew a whole quilt before school started... cue the panic!


I bought the pattern and ordered the fabric (thanks for the quick delivery Mad About Patchwork!), which then left me with left less than one week to sew! No way I was doing as many dogs as on the original. So I pulled out paper and pencil and drew a few sketches. I came up with an idea that my son found suitable... phew!

It took me one evening to figure out the dog... I am flippy corner challenged! No matter how I double checked things, I ended up several times putting my directional fabrics on the wrong side... I don't think I've ever used my seam ripper so much! However, don't blame the pattern for that, it was very well written, I was just totally hopeless in terms of figuring the flippy thing. I found out that my spatial awareness was not as good as I thought!


Then to make matters worse, I drew a bone on my sketch, so I had to figure out how to do that... more flippy corners! That took me a whole other evening.


Thankfully the rest was simple and I put the top together in a third evening and took one day to do my sandwich, quilting, and binding... I was done with two days to spare!

So if you want to check out the lovely pattern that Lorna put together, go visit her site, she has a quilt-a-long for the whole of September. Then in October, loads of bloggers will be sharing their projects. Go check them out to see how they intepreted the pattern!

With that said, I am really excited because Lorna asked me to be one of the bloggers on her Blog hop. Check out all of the other bloggers and make sure to come back October 27th, I'll be sharing a tutorial for the bone on my quilt!


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Linking up with Quilt Story , Crazy Mom Quilts, and Sew Fresh Quilts





15 comments:

  1. OMG that is so cute. Can't wait to see it for show and tell at our September meeting!!

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  2. I love your quilt! Especially the bone, and I can't believe you got it done so fast, well done you!! I'm sure your little boy will be snugglying it with pride at kindergarten! I'm also doing this QAL and can't wait to see people's different interpretations.

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  3. Love it! You have inspired me.

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  4. this is awesome! The colours, the bone, everything!! I love it!

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  5. What a cute quilt! He'll love it to pieces.

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  6. The finished quilt is gorgeous - lovely to see the DGC blocks used in another format aswell. The bone is wonderful! It's lovely to be meeting some other of the blog hoppers - I'll be sure to pop back!

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  7. This is paws-atively perfect! Your shiny blue doggie is so cute! Love the addition of the dog bone. So glad to have you in the blog hop, Stephanie. Can't wait to see your tutorial!

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  8. Fabulous! Love the colours and that is one cute doggie :)

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  9. Love what you did with the dog. I signed up for this hop too. Haven't started to put my pup together yet.. The bone is a great addition. Nap time should be wonderful for your little boy.

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  10. I love this, Lorna creates the cutest animal patterns! I adore your little bone! Too cute!

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  11. What a fun quilt, so looking forward to the hop. I am part of it will be showing my quilt Oct 22! Love the little bone, looking forward to the tutorial.
    Hugs, Heide

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  12. What a fun little quilt. He will be the envy of his class.

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  13. That's so nice - just what your little one wanted!

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  14. What a fun and beautiful mini quilt you have created! I love your dog bone addition!
    Susie

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