Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dog Gone Cute

Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts comes up with the most adorable animal patterns.  Her latest is Dog Gone Cute.

Today is Day 1 of the blog hop showcasing some of the wonderful dog creations that have been in the works since September.  I decided to make a baby quilt using Kona Bluebell for the background.


I didn't want to FMQ through all their cute little faces, so I used the walking foot to outline the faces.  That was a lot of twisting and turning.  Next time, I'm just going to quilt their faces and save myself the headache.

This is Dog #1 in the large block.


Dog #3 in the large block.


Dog #5 in the small block.



Lorna graciously posted a tutorial for the various dog blocks on her blog.  There's still time to participate.

Here is the blog hop schedule for this week.  Stop by to see all the Dog Gone Cute creations.

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Kelly of Quilting it Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

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

Sew Fresh Quilts


44 comments:

  1. I love that you combined both the big and small dogs! Quite possibly the dog gone cutest baby quilt I've ever seen ;)

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  2. I love that you used both sizes in the same quilt, it's like mamas and puppies.

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  3. This is a lovely finish Anja. Nice to see both size blocks in the same project. I am just quilting mine at the moment and have decided to go over there faces .... although trying to avoid their black eyes and noses!!

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  4. What a great idea to combine the two sizes...cute, cute quilt!

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  5. Hi Anja! Your puppies are adorable and this quilt so beautiful! I love how you mixed two block sizes. x Teje

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  6. Hi Anja, a beautifully simple quilt, and I know it was a pain, but I think not FMQing over the dogs make them stand out all the more, very cute!

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  7. I really like your layout for the baby quilt. Lorna does amazing work and it is always such a treat to see what she comes up with next.

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  8. A wonderful quilt!! I love your layout with the big and small puppies.

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  9. Love this layout. Great size for a baby quilt.

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  10. I love that you used both size dogs in the pattern. It looks like a family! Pretty blue background, too. I know what you mean about quilting over the faces. I hesitated with that as well. Great finish!

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  11. Oh, my! This doggie family is super sweet! What a gorgeous pack of pups. The quilting is fabulous, Anja. Really makes those puppies pop!

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  12. Anja
    This is just he cutest baby quilt! Love the larger puppies with the two smaller ones. So cute!

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  13. Love the layout of your quilt. What a clever idea to combine the two dog sizes!

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  14. This quilt is adorable! My grandson would love it :). Just darling.

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  15. Great version of the puppy quilt - I love it!

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  16. This is so cute! I just love your version! :)

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  17. I really like your version of the doggie quilt. The mixture of the large and small dog heads is very cute.

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  18. You have done a wonderful quilt with big and small blocks.

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  19. I love your layout! It turned out soooo cute!

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  20. Love your quilt! Really like the way you incorporated both sizes.

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  21. That really is a doggone cute baby quilt Anja! I know what you mean about the walking foot, twisting and turning and bunching and feeding bulk through the arm...been there done that! Seems like it'd be easier but usually it is not, right?

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  22. Super cute Puppy Quilt. Thank you sew very much for hopping. Creative Puppy Bliss...

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  23. This is a very nice take on this quilt Anja.I like the arrangement. Dog 5 is my favourite of the blocks so far, I'm half way through 6.

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  24. I love your layout using big and little dogs. It is so cute.

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  25. You did such a great job! I too love the use of both your large and small blocks on the same quilt!

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  26. I love Puppy #3!!!. The quilt turned out really well.

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  27. I love that you used both sizes for the quilt. It looks great. I'm doing the small version and I don't think I'll quilt the faces either. I don't use my walking foot for quilting much. I cheat and use my free motion ans there's less turning of the quilt needed

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  28. A perfect baby quilt. Soft colors....with puppies....a winner!

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  29. It's an absolutely gorgeous quilt.

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  30. What a wonderful family of pooches. Great idea. Quilting around the dogs was worth it (this time). Nice job.

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  31. Lovely doggy family, I like how you mixed the different sizes.

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  32. So cute! Love the design you picked in the end. And while it might have been a pain, I love how your little puppy faces stand out.

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  33. Very cute quilt! Your quilting is beautiful!
    Susie

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  34. You don't need to quilt their faces or outline them. Just use a smaller FMQ pattern and quilt near the pups, but not on them. Or FMQ outline them. They turned out really well! A cute little puppy family!

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  35. I like how you changed up the layout of the quilt with the large dogs with the smaller ones.

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  36. I had the same thought when quilting, I didn't want to mess with their faces. One of my main focuses when quilting lately has been to slow down (which requires me to also plan ahead, I'm such a procrastinator) but when I do I am finding it a lot easier to work around things like the shape of the dog. Did you use a walking foot to go around the dogs or your FMQ foot?

    I really like the idea of a baby quilt with these blocks, I will have to remember that option!
    ~Brandy

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  37. Definately a great idea to mix up the sizes...brilliant!

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