Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quilt Along Hop with Dog Gone Cute from Sew Fresh Quilts



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.


Perfect.

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
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Susie of Susie's Sunroom

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
  




34 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Two cute projects....Love how the back pack turned out, it looks adorable on your great niece, she has the cutest and best back pack! The baby cute is just darling. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Heide

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  2. Hi! This quilt is fantastic and I love the back bag! Great design for the quilt and red puppy bag is the best! x Teje & Nero

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  3. Your girls would never play second fiddle to anything as they are as cute as can be, though that quilt and bag definitely must make them wonder. That bag and the model look adorable! Making that sweet lone pup into a wall hanging was a great idea...love it!

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  4. That back pack is so cute. I'm glad you managed to work it out in the end, It was worth it. Love the larger quilt but I can't believe your adorable girls think they could be second fiddle to it xx

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  5. Both of your projects turned out super cute, Selina.... But I must say how paws-atively perfectly that back pack turned out. So adorable! The baby quilt is a picture of sweetness too. Love the picture of it on the rocker.... With the bone! You are so funny! Thanks so much for quilting along!

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  6. The back back is just adorable. And I love the single large dog on the baby quilt.

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  7. That backpack is adorable! What a good idea! The quilt with the one pup is lovely. So much fun!

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  8. That backpack is just gorgeous! A great project to show off this cute pattern.

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  9. What a fun post - love all your pics, especially that backpack with the little red boots - darling!

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  10. I love the girls. They look so put out. The Baby Quilt is really lovely as is that fabulous back pack.

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  11. I love that backpack and the red you used, it really makes the pup stand out.

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  12. Super cute! I love that you used one block each for a backpack and baby quilt.

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  13. Wow! your two projects are gorgeous, the cute little back pack is just genius, and suits this puppy block perfectly! Well done! I think that bag is going to be used very well indeed!

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  14. I love your projects. Such a good idea to use one block for a back pack and the other as a baby quilt. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  15. Both of your finished projects are adorable!

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  16. That backpack is wonderful, such a good idea :)

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  17. Okay your little pup backpack came out adorable!!!!!!!!!!! WHat a great idea. Love your idea for the baby quilt too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  18. Okay your little pup backpack came out adorable!!!!!!!!!!! WHat a great idea. Love your idea for the baby quilt too! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  19. The backpack is darling! I imagine she is the hit of the school. Cute quilt, too.

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  20. What a great backpack! I'm sure she is super proud of it.

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  21. Super cute baby quilt and backpack! Love your fabrics!
    Susie

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  22. love the way the backpack turned out.

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  23. That backpack is simply adorable!

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  24. The backpack is absolutely the cutest Selina. Your great niece must be so thrilled.

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  25. Your projects are adorable. Love the matching boots on your niece too. She's a cutie.

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  26. What a great idea making a backpack. It looks great.

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  27. The backpack you made from the little pup design is as cute as can be. Made me smile to see it hanging low, in the first picture. I've made "unthinking" mistakes like that myself! Glad to see it was fixable. And the baby quilt on the fence... I was at that same fence today myself, taking a picture of my recent finish! And those rockers... Sometime we'll have to go quilt-picture-taking together.

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  28. Twitchy, witchy! The day you posted Dog Gone Cute is the day I found Dog Gone Cute!!! Love the backpack great idea for a Pre-Ker. Kids love bags for their "stuff" And you are a terrific Aunt! Baby quilt is cute too and of course, dots for backing!

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  29. Twitchy, witchy! The day you posted Dog Gone Cute is the day I found Dog Gone Cute!!! Love the backpack great idea for a Pre-Ker. Kids love bags for their "stuff" And you are a terrific Aunt! Baby quilt is cute too and of course, dots for backing!

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  30. Love the use of the smaller back on the back pack - I had thought of using one on the front of a messenger bag flap - this may prompt me to do it. The finished larger block is lovely too.

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  31. Beyond cute!!! The back packs and the the girls!

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  32. I really like the simple look of your baby quilt. Why haven't I thought about something like that? The back pack is cute too!

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