Thank you Lorna for sharing this fantastic pattern with us! If you have not yet checked out this pattern, you are missing out. Like all of her patterns, it is well written and easy to follow and piece.
I chose to do the large dog blocks so I could have a nice sized lap quilt for my youngest dog-lover.
I am so pleased with how it turned out.
I started by making blocks based on our own fur babies. Here is Doctor's block:
I altered the pattern just a little to make the center stripe skinny just like Doctor's fur.
Can you see the tecture in the background fabric? It is a denim linen. The color and feel is amazing.
Next up was Captain's block:
Such a sweet baby. I shortened the stripe on this one to match Captain's color.
Then we have a block to remember our sweet Nala, who passed away 2 summers ago. We miss her so much. My youngest was so excited to have her included.
I pulled the rest of my fabrics in "realistic dog colors" as requested by the youngest.
It was so much fun to play around with all of the different variations of the patterns.
And check out the quilting:
Can you see it? Swirls with hidden dog bones. How perfect is that!
I had so much fun with this pattern. Check out what some of the other bloggers have been doing with Lorna's pattern. Below are some of the other blogs sharing today.
Abigail – Cut & Alter
Magdalena – i love neutrals
Jenn – (A)Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne – Batiks by the Bay
Susie – Susie’s Sunroom
Tracy – Tracy’s Bits N Pieces
Thanks for stopping by!
I love how it turned out. Got started on mine but it is on hold with others that must get done. I can't wait to finish mine. Great job.ReplyDelete
I love how it turned out and how you've personalised it.ReplyDelete
Oh Tracy this quilt is gorgeous. I love how you have used your dogs, past and present, as inspiration and it's worked so well in realistic colours. My daughter requested blues and pinks so total fantasy land for mine!! I am sure this will be treasured for a long time.ReplyDelete
Bow-WOW! This is awesome! Such a beautiful finish, Tracy. Those dogs all look fantastic, but I think it is especially sweet that you were able to recreate your own pets into fabric for this quilt. And the quilting is perfect! What a great job!ReplyDelete
How fun! Love the quilt and how you made pups to match you pups! The quilting is super fun too, with the bones scattered through out. Great work. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, HeideReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I love your fabrics and quilting. And how sweet to make the pups that have been in your life!ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful keepsake quilt!!
They look fantastic - a great reminder and I really like the pup you made with the spot!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful Tracy, and you make it look so easy! 🐶🐶ReplyDelete
The denim as the backing looks amazing with these sweet puppy faces...love it all! What a wonderful memory quilt to add those puppies who've been a part of your life now and before. Love the dog bone quilting, too!ReplyDelete
Love that you based your blocks on your real life pups. Too cute! And I really like your quilting!ReplyDelete
Love your pups. Those bones hiding in the quilting are a wonderful addition.ReplyDelete
It's so great idea to include good memories and best friends in the quilt. And the quilting is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Great quilt! The denim background is a great compliment to all the tweedy fabrics. Looks very comfy.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is so adorable! :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful finish - you did a great job.ReplyDelete
Lovely! Love how you incorporated your own doggies in it, and I especially love the memorial block of Nala, such a beautiful idea!ReplyDelete
These pups are so cute and loveable, I love how some bloggers have made them to look like they're own pups. And your quilting is excellent, and so apt! Great finish!ReplyDelete
Yep (not yap! :-) ) this is a super cool quilt! derussell at gmail.comReplyDelete
This has been a fun hop. I've been to sew many new blogs. I really enjoyed my visit to yours!ReplyDelete
Adorable!! I love what everyone is doing with Lorna's pattern!ReplyDelete
Doesn't Lorna make the funnest patterns? This is adorable. :DReplyDelete
Your quilt turned out great! This was the first time that I used one of Lorna's patterns but it sure won't be the last. Her instructions are excellent.ReplyDelete
Love your cute. It is dog gone cute!ReplyDelete
Awww - love how you matched up the blocks to your own dogs. Beautiful quilt - especially the added touch of dog bones in the quilting!!ReplyDelete
It's been fun seeing all the great projects that have been created. Great job!ReplyDelete
Well, I'm sad to have this fun blog hop finish, but what a fabulous ending! Your quilt is just perfect. I love how you altered the pattern to represent your own dogs. The quilting is perfect, too. Very well done. What a treasure for your family!ReplyDelete
You did a wonderful job making the real life dog blocks. I also really love the denim linen background fabric you used.ReplyDelete
simply wonderful, I love how you mixed your pups in the mixReplyDelete
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