Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop and My Day

My day is finally here for the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop.  I hope you've been following Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts as she's given instructions for this Dog Gone Cute Quilt.  If not, no worries, you can go back or you can purchase the pattern here.  She also has some pretty Dog Gone neat prizes as well.  You can see how you can win here.

It's really quite ironic that I'd even consider making a quilt about dogs.  You see, I'm not really a "dog person" or a "cat person" , or an animal lover in general.  Yeah I know some of you are gasping at this point.  I don't "hate" them and I certainly don't want any harm to come to any of them, I just don't want them in my life.  I love it that you do, it's just not for me.  And I totally get it that you pet lovers love your pets like they are your children.  Some of you crack me up with your stories and photos.   But again, still not me.  So what possessed me to even consider this quilt?  Well I have no Dog Gone idea???!!!!  But I'm so glad that I did.  Isn't it the Dog Gone Cutest Quilt!!!!



I made the bigger version of the blocks.  I had just finished some intricate paper piecing and needed a break from little pieces.  So big it is.  Here are my blocks.










Then I wanted to do something different with the sashing.  Not your typical 2 1/2" strips and cornerstones.  I could just imagine puppy paw prints walking all over this quilt so this is what I came up with.


I cut puppy paw prints, cut them from the fabrics I was using and appliqued them to the black background fabric.

I alternated the direction of the puppy paw prints in each row.






And I found the cutest  paw print fabric for the border, which was my inspiration for the paw prints in the sashing rows.  





I used some of the leftovers and pieced the backing.  


And quilted these paw prints from Designs by Deb on it in black thread.


Here is the lineup for today on the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop or you can see the complete schedule here.  

Thursday, October 8
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts








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38 comments

  1. Your blocks are brilliant, but the paw prints are my favourite part, they really are the perfect addition.

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  2. Brilliant! I love those cute paw prints added to the sashing. And the red, white and grey looks fabulous with the black background. The paw print quilting is the icing on the dog bone! Bow WOW!

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  3. Super! Your puppy paw quilt is beautiful! Great fabrics and the paws are so perfect! x Teje & Nero

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  4. What a fantastic quilt! Love the fabrics and how you added the paw prints (great addition). The quilting is just perfect.

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  5. Adding the paw prints is such a great idea, it adds just the right touch. Great quilt!

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  6. Those paws make a great border, looks like wonderful quilting too!

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  7. Love how you added the paw prints in the sashing area. It just adds to the whole quilt! Beautiful!!

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  8. Such a cute quilt! And those paw prints really added so much cuteness!

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  9. Oh. So. Cute!!! The paw print rows are perfect. I considered some paw print FMQ on mine but changed my mind in the end. I just love your finish!

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  10. Oh, Doris, Doris, Doris, for not being a big fan of dogs you certainly created a beautiful and amazing quilt. Love it! Those paw prints are perfect for this!

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  11. Wonderful, really wonderful !

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  12. Your post just made my day. The paw prints really make the quilt as did the border fabric. Wonderful!

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  13. Oh my! this is just over the top CUTE!! I love all of your fabric and design choices!!

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  14. Love your DGC quilt! Love the colors! :)

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  15. What an adorable quilt! Just love all those puppy paws :)

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  16. Wow I love this quilt. Your pups are adorable and the pawprints just set it off brilliantly. And what an inspired quilting choice. Love it!!

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  17. I love the addition of the paw prints to the quilt...what a Dog Gone Good idea! It's just too cute.

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  18. Doris, you really raised the bar! Great quilt!

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  19. ohhh my it is totally awesome, love the paw prints.

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  20. I love your paw prints! It's darling.

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  21. Great quilt. I love the addition of the paw prints

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  22. I get it. I'm not a cat person, and before I got my dog, I wasn't a dog person either. But now I am. Looks like you are moving slowly to the dog person camp too! Your quilt is beautiful. Looks like the black, white and red color combo is a very popular one. Your addition of the paw prints really makes this quilt unique and yours. And beautiful!

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  23. So now you have your very own Dog Gone Cute puppies to snuggle with. No muss no fuss and no dog hair. Yours are as cute as can be. Love the addition of the paw prints.

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  24. Awesome quilt. I love the paw prints in the border.

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  25. Every detail you have added to this Doggone Cute Quilt is perfect. Thank you for hopping. Creative Puppy Bliss...

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  26. Haha, for a non-dog lover, you've certainly caught the essence of puppy in your quilt, those paw prints are adorable, well done!

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  27. Yes, I gasped! But with your busy life traveling around the country how could you keep an animal. It's super cute Doris ! Miss you !

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  28. Your quilt is really cute. Love everything about your quilt! I just might have to make some paws for another quilt I make !

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  29. Those paws are such a fun addition, good work!

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  30. I love the addition of the paw prints! I might have to add them to my big version. :0)

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  31. Love your quilt! The paw prints are perfect and so fun !!
    Enjoyed seeing your project sew much!
    Susie

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  32. I love those paw prints. Great job on the quilt.

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  33. I really like how you used different fabrics for each pup... as if there wasn't enough variety in this pattern! And those appliquéd paw prints. Awesome!

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  34. Your colors are a great choice and the paw prints add so much.

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  35. Oh that is CUTE! Sorry I'm so late, but I'm so glad to be seeing the projects now and I love the paw prints you did. I'm thinking I need to make a flannel pillow with this pattern and the paw prints would add a lot to it, so thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Brandy

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