Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dog's Best Friend

   I was commissioned to make a memory photo quilt via my etsy shop. The client told me her  young sister was recently widowed. Her husband had loved the outdoors, canoeing, his family, the color purple, and his dog. I wanted a simple, classic frame for each photo, and decided on a bear's paw design. Searching for a dog pattern, I found this "Dog Gone Cute" pattern at SewFreshQuilts. It is an instand pdf download, and very easy to follow.

48" x 48" with soft flannel on the back for lap snuggles

Vinyl pleather made the eyes and nose shiny
Getting into blogging and sharing online has helped expand my creative flow. There are so many inventive sempstresses out there, and they make my quilting world go 'round.

8 comments:

  1. I have also made the dog gone cute blocks. I bet you cannot stop at one now – they are so cute!
    I feel for your client's widowed sister.

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    1. I can't stop at just one, and love her other patterns, too. The story behind the quilt was sad... and I was happy that they loved the quilt. They were especially tickled with the dog, same colors as their Jack Russell Terrier. xo

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  2. This is such a beautiful quilt, Jane. I love that you chose the bear paw to show off the photos. And your dog block turned out simply adorable! I love how his eyes and nose shine. He does look just like a Jack! My fave type of dog!

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    1. Thanks, your pattern is addictive! I am making more dogs of all colors. The vinyl pleather was a good touch, and easy to sew, and I warned them to be sure to use a pressing cloth on that part. xo

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  3. That's really cute. Love the shiny nose and eyes. Makes me want to go back and add some shine to mine!

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    1. Thanks, Shasta! Leftover pleather from a Halloween costume.

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  4. What an amazing gift! (I gather it was paid for, but wowza; looks above-and-beyond to me.)

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    1. Thanks girlfriend. It was paid for, and I made it with a full heart and admiration for this man who died too young, but obviously loved his pretty wife and sweet baby, canoeing, and his doggie.It was a surprise for his widow, from her sister for Christmas. I was pretty happy about how it turned out, considering that photo quilts are not my favorite type of quilt. The comment from the client was that her sister LOVED it. yay! ps, I love your blog!

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