Saturday, August 17, 2013

Category: Dog Quilt

We've had a young visitor this last week so my computer time has been limited practically non existent.  But, today, after a long afternoon nap, I'm trying to catch up. 

First, because of a time limit, I want to write a post about my dog quilt.  If you've been reading here for awhile, you've already seen this quilt.  But there is a pet quilt show over at Lily Pad Quilting and I wanted to get in on the fun before the linky closed.

So, here it is:
I thought I'd put a bit of the story behind it.  This was one of my first quilts.  The husband picked out this printed panel of dog pictures.  I wasn't too keen on it, but he seemed to really like it so I agreed to try to make it into something.  Again, it was early in my quilty experience.  I did what I knew, which was to make enough blocks to have a design filling in with some other dog inspired blocks; frame them all to the same size and go with it.  So, we have paper pieced dog houses and bones, printed photos of our Golden Retriever and the blocks from the dog panel.  It's quilted with a combination of diamonds and free motion.  Here are a few close ups (again, taken before I learned a few tricks about taking photos of quilts!):




The Pet Quilt Show  is not just a show of pet themed quilts, but also of pictures of pets ON quilts.  I had hoped to snap one of those, but it's been a bit busy around here.  So, hop on over and check out the linky with some adorable photos of two things I love - pets and quilts.

17 comments:

  1. Love your quilt- it is truly a work of art

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  2. Helloooo ~ Let me introduce myself, I am Sweet William The Scot, and I am taking the tour of the quilts. I am more of a dog blogger, but I have made three quilts in my lifetime.
    I love the dog print squares.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  3. Great idea!! Perfect quilt for a dog lover!!

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  4. This is a lovely quilt, Nina. It's fun to look back, hey?

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  5. What a lovely early quilt, and fun to have memories attached to it.

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  6. I love that centre panel, beautiful quilt.

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  7. Love the quilt especially the colours. Susie x

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  8. Sweet quilt! what's not to love about everything dog...bones,etc :-)

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  9. I like this quilt pattern, great job

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  10. I love your quilt! good luck in the contest.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm
    cat#84

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  11. I love this. What a great link party. Your quilt should do very well..

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  12. Terrific - much better than MY first quilt! LOL Thanks for partying with us!

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  13. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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