Back in August I posted about this quilt that Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts had designed and that I was making my own version to take part in the corresponding Blog Hop. Well my moment of glory has come.
Let me introduce you to Scraps, Spot, Patch and friends
Lorna gives you two sizes to play with and I decided to use the smaller one which gives you a block of 9" x 6" finished.
I wanted mine to be controlled scrappy so I've used a variety of white backgrounds and a different colour for each pup.
Lorna's instructions were so easy to follow. There's cutting instructions for each of the eight featured pups
Easy, clear piecing instructions
And a blank quilt layout so you can play with designing your own pups
I said earlier that Lorna gives instructions for eight pups. As I wanted 12 for my quilt it meant I had to design my own. It was no trouble to take elements from the ones already done to make them up. Sewing them all up was simple too. Once you've done one or two the rest flew. I think I was taking 30 mins to do the final ones.
Anyway back to my quilt
After I'd made the 12 pups I sashed them with Kona White. A border of a cream and a final border of Kona White. It was looking a bit stark so I appliqued some bones in the wider border using the same fabrics as were in the pups.
I left the pups and sashing alone but quilted a tight stipple in the background of the blocks and wider border.
Binding was a white with multi coloured dots over it. Those that know me know I love dotty binding
There are 6 ear down pups
And 6 ear up
My quilt finished just short of 40" square.
I don't know if you can see him in this pic but the quilt has the seal of approval from my real pup, Stan. He's in stealth mode in this pic and trying hard to blend into the background
Here's some better pics of him, but still on the quilts on the sofa
He thinks all quilts are for him.
I hope you liked my version of the quilt. I'm trying to decide whether to put it up on my wall or find a child/baby to gift it to as it seems to have that look of child's quilt about it.
If you have time please visit my fellow hoppers for today (thursday)
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mabel
Oh and I nearly forgot. As I was at a bit of a loss what to do this afternoon I quickly made up a mug rug
Goes rather well with my favourite coffee mug don't you agree