Dog Gone Cute Quilt Finish

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.

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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.

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For the binding, I chose a multi-coloured Maude Ashbury “Geofabulous” fabric.

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My finished quilt measures almost exactly 60 inches square.

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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.

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Finally, here is a photo of our two much loved dogs Sammi and Cain.

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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.

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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 🙂