Today is my day to share on the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop.
This is also, coincidentally, my 50th published blog post 😉
A big thanks to Lorna@Sew Fresh Quilts for creating this Dog Gone Cute pattern, and also for hosting the Quilt Along and Blog Hop. I think that many of us have had a lot of fun making our versions of this quilt – I certainly have!
I hope you’ll take the time to visit todays other Blog Hop participants:
Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
For my Dog Gone Cute Quilt, I decided to make my pooches bright and colourful using fabrics from my stash. The background fabric is a Spotlight shot cotton in steel.
I kept the backing subtle by using a Bear Essentials 2 fabric in soft grey and quilted it by stitching in the ditch around each puppy and filling in the background with some straight line quilting.
For the binding, I chose a multi-coloured Maude Ashbury “Geofabulous” fabric.
My finished quilt measures almost exactly 60 inches square.
My youngest son has been eyeing off this quilt while I’ve been making it so this will be a birthday present for him when he turns 7 in January.
Finally, here is a photo of our two much loved dogs Sammi and Cain.
These two incredible companions were our “children” before we had children. Sadly, both of our beloved pooches are no longer with us, but I felt the need to include a photo of them in this post.
On a much happier note, let me introduce you to the newest member of our family, Chilli.
This almost 6 year old Australian Border Collie x needed a new home and after meeting her, we immediately felt a connection with her. Chilli has been with us now for only a few days but is settling in so well.
We are looking forward to creating a whole new set of happy memories with her 🙂