Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop My Day

 This is my buddy Sam...he is our Black Lab - German Shepherd Mix who is the most jolly soul I know.

He and I welcome you to our day to share in the Dog Gone Cute Blog hop hosted by Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts...

This is my quilt...

As you can see...none of these pups resemble Sam but they sure make for a pretty happy quilt!

A closer look at the organic straight line quilting. 

I used fabrics from my stash for this quilt with Moda Vanilla Grunge for the background.  It was a lot of fun picking out "unusual colors/patterns" for the pups!
Big thanks to Lorna for fun inspiration and the pattern.  You can make your own by visiting Sew Fresh Quilts for the pattern.  

For my version, I used her larger size dog patterns #1, #2 and #5 and bordered them with 3 1/2" strips of background fabric resulting in a generous twin size of  88" x 66".

Please be sure to visit all my fellow participants showing their projects today!

 Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric<--you are here!
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland


And here is the rest of the schedule:

Thursday, October 8
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13
Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
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

51 comments:

Carla said...

Very cute. The quilting is perfect and makes it look so cozy!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh that turned out wonderful. Hi Sam, aren't you a cutie. Love your choice of colors and what happy puppies, on both the quilt and Sam.

Mack and Mabel said...

Such lovely colourful dogs!

Patty D from NC said...

This quilt came out so good. The colors for these puppies are a lot of fun. Sam looks like a real sweetheart.

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt and the basic information on it.

Heide said...

I just love your colors on this super cute puppy quilt! Oh... the blues, so bright and eye catching, love it! Sam is super cute too, looks like a happy guy! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Heide

Linda said...

Sam looks like he is smiling! I think he likes your puppy quilt. I know I do. The pups are adorable and I love your quilting on it.

Tish Stemple said...

I love all of these beautiful colorful puppies. The straight line quilting just allows them so shine. Sam is a cutie, for sure! And he is made up of two of the best dogs ever, so by default he would have to be an angel.

Tracy Hansen said...

This looks great Kris!! Such a great idea to add some extra spacing to make it twin size. Thanks for sharing!

Cut&Alter said...

Kris your finished quilt looks amazing. Love seeing all the different colours on the pups.

Jeanie said...

Sam is a doll and your quilt is precious! You did a great job....love the quilting lines.

Sigi G said...

Love your quilt and all the happy dog faces. I guess you had the perfect model for them :)! Love how you quilted your quilt!

Carol said...

I loved opening your bog and seeing Sam's face. Too cute! Love your quilt, of course, and that quilting looks beautiful on your sweet quilt. Thanks for sharing!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Kris and Sam! Sam, you are so beautiful! This quilt with puppies in many colours is super cute! Great fabric choises! x Teje & Nero
www.nerospost.wordpress.com

Sewmotion said...

Your quilt is beautiful and so cheerful with those bright fabrics! Well done.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Such colourful puppies. It's a great finish.

Britt-Inger said...

I love that you have used bright and cheerful fabrics for the puppies. Thanks for sharing

Karen @runsewfun said...

I love your bright and happy quilt. I think that the top center dog resembles Sam quite a bit! Great finish!

Tinliz said...

Yep, your pups are dogone cute.

Lorna McMahon said...

Sam is certainly a very handsome fellow. He looks like he's smiling! Maybe he's smiling at your quilt? I can see why. It turned out absolutely gorgeous! Love those bright pups against the white background, Kris. And the straight line quilting is beautiful!

legato1958 said...

Super cute and fun quilt!! I love your different fabrics and personalities for your puppies!
It's a beautiful project!
Susie

Deb@newcreativestate.wordpress.com said...

Love your colourful and happy quilt! The photo of Sam makes me smile :)

Needled Mom said...

That is darling. I love all of the colors.

the zen quilter said...

They are just precious!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Adorable! blessings, marlene

Quilts By Laurel said...

It's so bright and happy! I love it! :)

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Fun quilt, Kris!! I bet you named them all.

-Soma

Chiska said...

I love it--fun to see how great the straight line quilting looks too.

Ramona said...

What a fun colorful quilt! Perfect for a boy or girl's room.

Vicki in MN said...

I am so glad to see you use many brighter colors as I was thinking someday I need to make one or two of these for donation quilts, but I like using bright colors for them. I love how yours came out.

Cathy said...

Love how bright and cheerful your fabric choices are! What a cute quilt (and cute "puppy" too)!

JANET said...

Very colorful quilt! Great quilting.

Aunt 'Reen said...

So happy to see your finished quilt - it's Dog Gone Beautiful!

Createology said...

Sam looks like a very happy camera "ham". Your Puppy quilt is fabulous! Thank you sew very much for hopping. Creative Puppy Bliss.

Shauna said...

Ohh those are super cute.

Lisa J. said...

First of all. I love that photo of your dog. You made really great fabric choices for your pups which make your quilt very happy indeed.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

I like your bright and happy quilt. It is so cute!

inchworming said...

Your quilt is adorable!!

Gina said...

Sam is adorable. I've a Black Lab too, called Stan. I love your version of the quilt, bright and cheerful

Valerie Reynolds said...

OH I love your variety of colors and patterns!! A happy, cuddly finish for sure!! ENJOY IT!

KaHolly said...

Just wow!

Shasta Matova said...

This is pretty! I love all the different colors you used here.

tink's mom said...

Love what you did with the pattern. Great idea using all of those wonderful bright colors.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love all the colours you used for your pups... very cheerful and playful!

Brandy Pettit said...

I love the colors you used, and isn't the grunge line so useful? I have it for a table topper that is in the works and it just makes the best background. I'm so glad to have time to comment on the blogs finally, it's only been a few weeks... :) Have a great weekend!
~Brandy

Anita said...

Such a great collection of colorful pups!

Carol said...

It's fun to come back to this post about your cute dog quilt and see that sweet real puppy face. He looks so lovable!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

The bright colors really give your pups personality!

Susan Lynn said...

What a great idea to make each pup a different color...sorta color story-ish! Brilliant work!

Marle said...

I love yopur puppies with many different colours! I vote your quilt. Best regards to adorable Sam <3

magistra said...

I love Sam! He gave me the biggest, brightest smile 😍 this morning when I clicked over to see your quilt! I really enjoy your quilt, also, of course! That will be a fun quilt to have in your house for generations.