|Same but different!|
When Toby died, a week later we got Patch who had a shamrock shape patch on his back when we was small. It changed to a smudge as he grew so not the best choice as a name really! We had him for 15 years and it was funny, we babied him more as a senior citizen than we ever did as a puppy. I'd put on an extra handful of pasta just for him!
|Seriously! How does he fit in there?|
|Working out the design|
She is a very inquisitive dog and when she hears a noise she can't make sense of will do the really cute thing that dogs do: the head tilt . She's super cute when she does it and I had to include it to make her personality stand out on my quilted cushion. I oversized the block with background fabric and cut in on an angle. Not sure if I shouldn't have given her more of an angle - it is quite extreme when they do it!
As we have only had 3 JRT's so far I put 3 hearts in the last corner as we love our dogs to bits! G did ask which one the big heart is for and I may have given him the death stare look. 3 hearts for all 3 dogs not a big heart for anyone in particular...(not that I'll admit but I think you can guess!)
Charly went on holidays to 2 different houses while we were away in the states and neither would accept anything from me to thank them for minding her. So of course I'm going to make something! Originally I had planned on making Dog Gone cute for myself using aqua and pink on charcoal but have since decided I'll be making the pattern as a thank you, I've only just started the cutting and will be a while yet (hopefully before Christmas!)
So here's my finished Dog Gone Cute Memory Quilt turned into a 24" cushion!
previous post here). It is a very simple free motion pattern and I thought those getting started with free motion quilting might like to see the steps I used to get this look, so have a short tutorial below:
|Free motion quilted dog paw meander!|
Start with a wiggle /meander and come to a stop
From there stitch around a mushroom shape
Trace around mushroom to approximately half way up one edge
From the stop point in step 3 stitch a circle or oval to make the first toe.
Repeat for all 4 around the top of the paw.
Stitch all the way back to the start point and meander off again for the next motif.
If you want to keep this for later I have a downloadable version available here as a PDF.
Thank you Lorna for allowing me to be a part of this hop and celebrate Dog Gone Cute. I had great fun playing with it and love my happy looking sofa!
To see more today check out my fellow blog hoppers at :
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State