It is finally August which is time for Pets on Quilts...

 
The Linky Party Competition is being hosted by: http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.it/2013/08/the-pets-on-quilts-show-is-here-2013.html?m=1 so if you have a pet inspired project enter it but otherwise pop on over and check out the beautiful works.

Here is my entry for Dogs on Quilts:


This is Ebony and Henry with the quilt


I got the patterns for the 3 paper pieced dogs from this wonderful book I got in a thrift shop for $2:


Henry loves the quilt (and my lap)

It is the perfect lap blanket for a 'dog person' like me

Me embroidering one of the dogs

An applique Henry in the planning phase before I sewed him on

Planning the Ebony applique block

The embroidered Ebony

Henry appliqued onto the patchwork dog prints background

The first paper pieced block (Ebony)

Henry's floppy ear

Beginning to add some color, which I improvised as I went

My husband had 3 dachsunds growing up, so one  block is a tribute to them

Paper pieced Henry
I LOVED making this quilt and I learned a new technique whilst making it, I had never done paper piecing before until this quilt! I hope you enjoy it too.

Comments

  1. Very nice quilt, and that little booklet seems a real bargain!

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    1. Yes the booklet was a bargain, at the time i had no idea how to paper piece but for these cute blocks I knew I would learn! And I now love paper piecing! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a positive comment to spur me forward in my adventures learning to quilt :)

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  2. THIS IS FABULOUS!!! you can make one for me anytime!

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    1. LOL, thanks Agnes that is so nice. Someone actually asked me for the pattern but it was sooooo improvised I wouldn't be able to replicate it if i tried LOL, that is a drawback with improvising quilts I guess!!!

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  3. What a fantastic quilt! Any your paper piecing is so impressive! That is next on my list to conquer. I love your sweet little "real life" doggies too :)

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    1. Molly I saw an excellent paper picking beginners tutorial that made it seem easy. Click on my tutorial page to find a link, paper piecing is brilliant!

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    2. *piecing* I hate typing replies on my tablet!

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  4. I Love your dog quilt and meeting your sweet doggies! I must make a pug quilt someday. I just made pug fleece blankets this weekend.

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    1. Oh a pug quilt would be adorable, do it for pets on quilts 2014 :-)

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  5. I love your quilt... great job

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

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  6. Henry and Ebony are sweet! Love the quilt design! Nice work!

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    1. Thanks, they are adorable and they know it, very spoiled!

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  7. Your quilt is beautiful and your dogs are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Kim for your kind feedback :-)

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  8. Awesome doggie quilt! Henry and Ebony are so cute! Great idea to incorporate them n a quilt. You found a wonderful bargain when you found the book on paper piece dogs.

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  9. Love the doggies and the quilt is amazing. Susie x

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  10. what a great book and a great deal. this quilt is adorable as are the puppies

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  11. i love the Westie in the ebony panel and the paper pieced Henry is cool but not as cool as the real dude!

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  12. Helloooo ~ Let me introduce myself, I am Sweet William The Scot, and I am taking the tour of the quilts. I am more of a dog blogger, but I have made three quilts in my lifetime. Well of course I love your quilt being a dog lover it wouldn't be otherwise.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  13. Wow! A work of love - every detail is amazing!!

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  14. Your quilt is adorable - You put alot of qork into it for sure. It looks great and your doggies are too cute! Good luck in the contest.
    I am cat#84
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  15. Your quilt is awesome! Love it! Ebony and Henry are such cuties! Thank you for joining in at the Pet Show. :)

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  16. Thanks everyone for your kind comments :)

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  17. What a great quilt, you did a fantastic job!

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  18. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi Marianne, Can you email me? I am trying to connect you with the prize sponsor! You won a prize at the Pet Show.
    Love, Snoodles

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  20. Sorry Jacque if you were having trouble contacting me, my no reply status reverted and I had to fix it, not sure what caused the change! I have emailed you and I should no longer be no reply either :-)

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  21. Marianne I'm so glad you shared this one under the theme applique....as I was just telling my husband last night that now that he has a TV quilt (His flannel one) and I have mine (The crazy hearts) I need to make the dogs one....and I forgot how much I love your flappy ear!!! I'm thinking a scrappy dog quilt will me my april goal....with a flappy Jackson ear!!! :)

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    1. Also a great post to inspire people to make a "cat" quilt like this!!!

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