When I first heard about / saw this Dog Gone Cute Pup I knew I had to make at least one.
Of late I have been obsessed with back packs ( see previous posting) and I thought that this "Cute" pup would be perfect. The measurements for the finished large Dog block was close enough to what I'd been using for the back packs so off I went.
It would have been a good looking back pack if I wanted my pup standing on its ear. Some
days I scare myself when I take off at full speed without engaging my brain.
I tried adding some fabric top and bottom but that would only work if I intended to give the back pack to a line backer. So pup got stuck on my design wall for a few weeks and kept me company while I waited for an idea.
I was still stuck on the backpack idea so I went ahead and made one of the smaller dogs. The pattern has so many Dog Gone Cute dogs to choose from.
I expanded the block and cut down the size of the back pack and came up with this cutie.
I knew exactly who I would send this one to.
Our great niece just started Pre K and I thought this would be a great bag for her "stuff". I filled it with a couple of Disney projects and off it went.
The straps needed a little adjusting. I shrank down the back pack and forgot to shorten the straps.
Now back to my newest companion.
I finally decided that I would make him into a simple baby quilt.
I bordered him out slowly.
I thought about adding "things" but nothing really appealed to me.
Here he is all done. I took him for a cart ride to take some great pictures in the beautiful sun light.
This is as close as I got to getting a picture of the backing.
As any good dog knows when you go visiting you get your choice of chairs so long as you are Dog Gone Cute. Mine had trouble making up his mind.
Turned out he was partial to the rocker.
In the end he was so Dog Gone Cute I had to throw him a bone.
The girls were not very happy playing second fiddle.
If you want to make your very own dogs visit Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts
And please take time to visit the rest of the ladies participating and sharing in this great hop.
Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts (me)
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
Tuesday, October 27
Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Valerie of Val’s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts
Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie's Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces
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