My latest quilt finish is the doggone cute quilt. This was a gift for my cousins new baby. It was a ton of very, very tiny fidgety little pieces. I thought I might have to pull all of my hair out!
There are eight different styles of dogs, each dog had to be cut and sewn one at a time. The eyes START as 1x1 inch squares before you add four 1/4 inch seams!
I am so glad I perservered though. The result is adorable. And this was a good quilting lesson in several ways. One - I can do pretty complicated quilts now. Two - rip and rip again. Three - I learned a serious amount about how pieces go together to make shapes and how to line up seam allowances.
I had the perfect tiny dot for the binding and it really felt like it tied it together.
When Sammi saw the bow tie block she said, " mommy, this is a very nice doggie quilt, but why does one have a ribbon and the others don't?" I told her it was a piece of someone's daddy's shirt. "Oh! When she sees it she will think of him! "
Doggone cute (pattern available at sew fresh quilts)
Made March, 2016
For baby Lane