Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Dog Gone Cute Quilt



Today is my day on the wonderful Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop hosted by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts
Originally I was going to make an overnight bag for this little guy that I dog sit quite often.

                         
  His name is Bruce and he is very at home at my house. His Mum & Dad are always forgetting his bowl or some other item when they return home from a visit though, so I thought it would be a good idea to make a bag to keep all his possessions in. 
However, my middle son recently visited friends who have a new beagle puppy and returned saying that they really did need a quilt or blanket for him. We knew the Dog Gone Cute blocks would be just perfect, so poor old Bruce is going to have to wait for his tote!

The pattern gives instructions for 2 sizes of block, with many, many variations of dog faces. I chose to make 4 of the larger blocks. I made two of Dog 1, one Dog 5 and  one Dog 7.
I added a 3 1/2" background strip to the top and bottom of each to make them square.

                         

  I then added 2" finished grey sashing to the blocks and I found the most perfect backing fabric.

                         

It's called Patch Bones as is by Makower UK.
I quilted wavy lines horizontally across the quilt using Aurifil 50/2 in shade 2600, and bound it with the same blue solid as I used for background of the top left hand block.
The pattern was a dream to follow. Lorna lays everything out in a clear and concise way. Her designs are all so adorable!

I think this little guy (his name is Bobby) is going to be very happy with his new quilt!


And here is Bruce proudly posing next to the quilt. He's going to be quite disappointed when he realises it's not for him!


Be sure to visit some of the other participants in the Blog Hop. The schedule is here:

Thursday, October 15
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heide’s Quilty Hugs
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion


63 comments:

  1. What a sweet finish! Love the yellow, just makes everything pop! Bruce looks like a sweet visitor, you might have to make the bag for him, the top brown pup looks like him, LOL! Great finish and love the backing fabric too.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, the top block does look like him! That's what his Mum said. It was quite accidental though!

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  2. Bobby is adorable and will love his quilt. You are going to have to make something for Bruce soon or he's going to sulk xx

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    1. Yes, Gina, I will. He's good at sulking!

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  3. So stinkin' cute!!! Although Bruce is such a handsome fellow, that little Bobby is quite the sweetie. I hope he likes his quilt as much as I do! I love how you added to the blocks to make them square. And with such fun background colours! Beautiful work, Julie!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. It was a great pattern to work with.

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  4. A very nice and colorful Dog Gone Cute quilt!

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  5. Love your quilt and Bobby but Bruce really steals this post...what a photogenic guy he is!

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    1. He He! He loves having his photo taken! He's quite the poser!

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  6. The quilt is literally dog gone cute! I hope Bruce gets over not getting that adorable quilt, but Bobby looks like he will love it.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I'm sure Bruce has forgotten it already. He's very good at remembering where the treats and toys are stored at my house though!!

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  7. Such cuteness~the quilt and the real deal, LOL How big did your quilt finish at then?

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    1. Thanks Vicki.
      The quilt was 42" square. Hopefully a good size for on the couch, or as a car blanket.

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  8. Your fabric choices have made these dogs look very bold and proud, just like Bruce, so sweet!

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  9. So this finished about 42" square? I LOVE IT! Great choices on the background colors. The placement creates great balance. So cute...the real dogs, too!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yes it was 42" square. Hopefully a useful size for protecting the couch and car seats.

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  10. It is really a lovely quilt. And I love your choice of background fabrics. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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    1. Thank you. It was really good fun to make.

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  11. Poor Bruce but Bobby looks like he love the company of a dog gone cute quilt! I really like the different background colours!

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    1. Thanks Ruth. I don't think Bruce minds. He'd rather have a ball to play with!

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  12. Your quilt is completely adorable! :)

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  13. Awwwww - this is so cute! Love all the background fabric you used with your blocks!

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    1. Thank you so much. Lorna's patterns are always so rewarding to make.

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  14. Lucky Bobby to be getting such a lovely quilt!

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    1. Thank you Deb. I'm sure his parents will love it too

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  15. I can't believe a dog gets this lovely quilt... he's a lucky little beagle. Your pups are very cute... especially the one in the upper left hand corner. The two shades of brown work so well!

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    1. Thank you Jenn. He's a very special little pup and I know his parents will take good care of ti, so it was worth the effort.

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  16. So thoughtful of your son, and so nice of you to do it. And it turned out lovely!

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    1. Thank you. I'm always happy when my kids ask me to make something!

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  17. I like the different colors for the backgrounds, it really makes the faces stand out. I think Bruce needs his own quilt before a tote bag, he posed so beautifully for that pic. :)

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    1. Thank you Dana.
      I think you're right, especially as I'm better at making quilts than I am tote bags!

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  18. Love your puppy quilt for Bobby! It turned out beautifully. It was also fun to meet the doggies in your life!
    Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I haven't met Bobby yet, but Bruce has character in bucket loads!

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  19. Bruce is adorable! :) Love your quilt too! Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks Anita! Bruce is quite a character, and yes, he's adorable......when he's asleep!

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  20. Thanks Anita! Bruce is quite a character, and yes, he's adorable......when he's asleep!

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  21. Hi! Bobby and Bruce are both so cute! You have made beautiful quilt; I love the colours! Perhaps Bruce will get a quilt too?! x Teje & Nero

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure Bruce will get one very soon!

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    1. Thanks Susan, and thanks for visiting.

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  23. Bobby is one lucky pup to be receiving such a beautiful quilt. I feel sorry for Bruce. He needs a quilt to keep at your house for when he visits.

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    1. Thanks Loleen. That's a great idea! I've knitted Bruce blankets for his basket before, but to have a quilt that he keeps here would be so useful. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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  25. Your son is so thoughtful. Your quilt turned out so nice. What a wonderful gift.

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    1. Yes, He's a very thoughtful son. Im very lucky. Thank you for our lovely comments. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  26. Your dog models are very talented. I really like how you made very colourful backgrounds for your dogs, and the way you squared up the blocks.

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  27. Gosh that's the first quilt I've heard actually made for a dog . They usually commandeer them ! I do love the bright colours in your quilt

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    1. Well, I wouldn't make one for just any dog, but this one is very precious to his owners!

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  28. I love the bright backgrounds in your blocks and that wavy line quilting!!!! Lots of other pretty things on your blog, too. I need to follow so I can come back and visit you again. have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank Delaney. Hope you visit again soon.

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  29. Lovely quilt - and Bobby is one very lucky puppy!! The backing is just perfect.

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  30. I love the bright backgrounds. It's a great quilt.

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  31. It is so cute! I love how you squared up the blocks and the fun background colors. Love!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I was torn between whimsical dog colours and real ones, so once I chose real, I decided to ensure the background was colourful.

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