Monday, October 5, 2015

playful pups and a giveaway

Welcome!
I’m so pleased to be participating in my first blog hop.  Thanks so much to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts who wrote this Dog Gone Cute pattern for eight darling puppies and organized all the fun!

Here is my finish!  I had lots of different ideas for this project but, as usual, it determined what it wanted to be.  I originally intended to use both sizes of the pattern and a variety of Alison Glass’ Handcrafted fabrics with the Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed in flax for the background.  
The first three came out so dog gone cute!  I just love the pink and purple freckles!

Then I made a few more in other colors and sizes and they just weren’t working for me.  Too dark or just not fitting in with those first three.  So I acquiesced and returned to that original fat quarter.


Here's a tip to help you out as you make your blocks.  Put a piece of tape on the bed of your machine right in line with the needle.  Now just line up the bottom corner of the square on that line and sew.  No need to draw a line on on all those squares!

As I was carefully measuring and cutting and sewing with such limited fabric, it occurred to me that these puppies wanted to play!  So...it turns out this is actually a game board.  There are 15 puppies in this litter.  Seven pairs and one individual. 
Now we can play Match The Puppy

I added a bit of sashing between the rows and columns for spacing. It finished at 36 x 40 - perfect for playing on the floor!

The back is a Home Dec print by Denyse Schmidt that I picked up over a year ago on #thegreatfabricdestash on Instagram.  (It's a closer match to the pair of green puppies than this photo shows.)  I used Quilter’s Dream wool batting for the poof factor and quilted it with classic clam shells for the win! 

 I’m really happy with how calm and mellow these little puppies are.  (They are even allowed on the furniture!)  Everyone loves a sweet puppy!

Speaking of sweet puppies, here are the three I’ve shared my life with:

The Beagle is Penny.  I grew up with her.
Our girls grew up with Emma,
the Yellow Lab.  She was actually more human than canine so including her here is questionable. 
The Wheaten, Tula, was all mine.  100% terrier, she made it her job to keep me safe from every squirrel and bunny that dared enter our yard.  She took her job quite seriously.

Now for the giveaway!  To celebrate my first time participating in a blog hop I am offering a fat eighth bundle of Alison Glass’s new Handcrafted 2.  To enter just leave a comment on this blog post.  How about telling me the name of your favorite puppy? 

I will use a random number generator to pick a winner on Tuesday, October 13th.  If you are a no reply blogger please be sure to check back to this post next Tuesday to see if you are the winner.  

The giveaway is now closed.
The winner is PK Sews!  

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments and for sharing your fun dog names, stories, and memories with me. 

In the meantime, be sure and check out all those participating in the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop to see what they've made with this sweet pattern.  

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out

Thursday, October 8
Nina of Inchworming
Brandy of Pampered Pettit

Tuesday, October 13
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel

Thursday, October 15
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
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Susie of Susie's Sunroom

And thanks again to the leader of our pack, Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts, for providing all of us this fun opportunity.

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  1. I love the quilting that you've done on this!

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    1. Thanks. It was my first time using a groovy board. It took awhile to figure out the spacing. Like everything, I got better (or at least more comfortable with it) with each pass.

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  2. The quilting looks beautiful with the batting you chose! Love those fabrics for your pups :) Glad to share the day with you, my dog Sam is the "star" of my post today.

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  3. Great quilt and I love the idea of it being a "game" quilt. Kids will have fun with that!

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  4. Our family's dog was Rover and I think he was a boarder collie. He died when I was little. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie. A dog named Rover...that's classic!!!

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  5. Your puppy quilt is just darling, love how you quilted with the scallops and the great backing fabric. Super work!
    I would have to say my favorite puppy is Guinness, he is my Airedale terrier and just the sweetest dog I have ever had. Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Heide

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    1. Thanks Heide. That backing is a bit heavier than regular quilting cotton so hopefully will be a good game-board backing! We have a neighbor with an Airedale. He's a sweetheart, too.

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  6. Your quilt is adorable. We have had many pups--but I think my favorite would be our sweet basset hound, Dixie. When we rescued her, the lady who found her said that we would fall in love with bassets and never want to be without one, and I think she was right!

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    1. Thanks for the quilt love and stopping by. Dixie was lucky to be rescued by you. Sounds like she let you know how much!

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  7. What a great idea for a play quilt, perfect for these cute little pups! And thank you so much for that tip for sewing the squares, my blog is up on the 22nd, so I've gotta get going, and that tip will come in very handy! I've never actually had a dog myself, but have loved others from afar. My current fav is a friend's called Cassie.

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    1. I'm so glad you found the tip helpful. I'm looking forward to seeing your finish.

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  8. I love that you turned your quilt into a game, I even stopped reading long enough to play. I'll admit it took me a few to find it, probably because off of that cuteness is a happy distraction. And I love the fabric with the little pink and purple freckles. I have three dogs right now, Maggie the boston mix and Becker and Newton, litter mates and pit mixes...they are all my favorite :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing that you stopped to play the game! I tried to make a few simple and a few more challenging. Something for all ages!

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  9. Just gorgeous! That Alisson Glass fabric is perfect!!

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    1. Thanks Tracy. I will get to meet Alison at Glamp Stitchalot in November. I can't wait.

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  10. Oh Karen I love your finished project. Isn't it funny how ideas sometimes have to be let go when the quilt takes over?!! The clam shell quilting looks wonderful - I'm just quilting mine at the moment and would never had thought of clam shell. Oh and the puppy pictures are gorgeous. We were sat looking at puppies last night ... I grew up with dogs but my girls haven't had the pleasure yet ....... x

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    1. I quilted the clam shells with a groovy board. It was my first time using it and a bit of a challenge at first. I almost started to unpick it but decided to just go for it. So glad I did.
      Thanks for stopping by. (I hope your girls get a puppy!)

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  11. The fabrics do so much for those sweet puppies...love it! Quilting it with clam shells gave it a really "wow" affect. Thanks for sharing your adorable dogs! I have so many dogs over the years, but my doberman, Candy, was just the best dog ever.

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    1. Thanks so much Carol. The wool batting helps with the "wow", too.
      Candy must have been so special. "Best dog ever" is quite special indeed!

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  12. Hi Karen! What a great start for this blog hop! Your quilt is really cute and beautiful! Most sweet puppies and great post! Thank you for sharing those beautiful fabrics! I have been lucky to live with many puppies. All they are and haven been joy of my life! Foxy has a special place in my heart. Foxy was our first puppy in Greece and my first small dog. She was the smallest but the 'biggest'! x Teje & Nero
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    1. Oh, thank you! I love the name Foxy for a dog!

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  13. Love your quilt - I have made only a pillow so far which my 23 year old daughter has taken to her house - back to sew another. There has always been a canine companion in my life. I am currently protected by Mack (an APBT) and our rescue Hound/Lab/Pit mix Abby. Both stanch haters of the UPS truck and squirrels. m_conaway@verizon.net

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    1. Hi Marcella. Wondering if you put a boarder around the dog for your pillow? I wish I had.
      Tula had some issues with our UPS deliveries as well. Mostly because the USPS guy would always leave her treats.

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  14. What a great idea -- making a game of the quilt. I love your quilting.

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  15. You jumped into your first hop with a bang. Awesome fabric selection both for the top and backing. The background fabric adds so much! We loved our dog Duke!

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    1. Thanks Anne. Who couldn't love a dog named Duke!!!

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  16. Your puppies are adorable. You have surely made it on your first blog hop. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Love your quilt!!! My dog is Cookie a golden!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I'll bet Cookie is like Emma. More human than canine.

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  18. They were all favorites! But the current dog is Bella, an English Cream Golden Retriever. She is always entertaining.

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    1. Love those retrievers! Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Very beautiful quilt and beautiful giveaway too. My last dog was "Patch" .

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    1. Thanks! Ahhh...Patch is another classic dog name!

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  21. My puppy's name was Patches. She protected me when my husband travelled.

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    1. Hi Ioleen. Emma and Tula were both good at keeping watch for me. An important quality in any dog!

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  22. I am falling in love with this pattern the more quilts that I see! I think your quilt is fantastic and a great way to teach and play a game with kids. I have had several dogs throughout my life and it is really hard to choose. But a dog named Bear would have to be my favorite. A fun, yet frustrating, fact about Bear is that he refused to be left in a fenced yard. Even if we just stepped inside to say refill a tea glass and left him alone for the few minutes. You just might as well open the front door and let him in, because he would already be sitting on the front sidewalk people watching. You and every neighbor, loved to watch him...his head would slowly follow each car as it went by. If someone was walking on the sidewalk, he would not move a muscle but would watch their every step until they were out of sight. It was hilarious some of the reactions that he received. Thank you for this great give away opportunity and have a wonderful creative day!

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    1. Bear sounds like a dream dog! We have a neighbor who is working hard to get her dog to be just like your Bear. Lucky you!!!

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  23. I'm feeling the sewing bug taking hold od me! This wonderfully fun quilt would be a great idea for my boys for Christmas!! I just love the fabrics in yours. Thank you for the chance to get a jump start ")

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    1. Great Christmas idea! Blog hopping always inspires me. Turning off the computer and actually sewing, well, that's a little harder!

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  24. I almost forgot...our babies have been many but the last few Bullet, Goldie and the newest addition to our fold, Foxy.

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  25. Sir Duke is our big, black lab. We "rescued" him from the local humane society, but I think he really rescued us. He was already named, and it fit him so well :)

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    1. Love every word of your comment. My brother had a big black lab, Sam. Tula loved him, he tolerated her!

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  26. My favorite puppy was Binks, a silver-buff cocker. Your puppies are adorable.

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    1. I'm not sure I've ever met a silver-buff cocker. I love the name Binks!

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  27. puppy as a kid and his name was Pal. Your quilts are adorable. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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    1. Pal is a great name for a dog. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. Your quilt is adorable! These puppies are so darn cute. My favorite puppy's name was Squeaky. She was a spaniel-corgi mix and squeaked when we got her as a tiny puppy - hence the name. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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    1. Thanks so much! A spaniel-corgi mix - I'll bet Squeaky was as cute as her name!

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  29. We had a border collie named Happy when I was little. But I can't say any of the dogs I've known over the years is my fave. They were all very special to me. And so are your puppies! They captured my heart over on IG and I have been dying to see how they would turn out. I especially love the quilting. And that big mama dog pillow looks fabulous with all those little pups!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. Did you notice I didn't claim any of my puppies to be my favorite either?
      REALLY wishing I had put a border on that pillow before I quilted it. Oh well...the little one using it won't mind!

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  30. Our dog Bear was the best one we've had. When he was a pup he ran like a Bear, hence the name. When our son came along, Bear put up with everything a little boy can dish out, and actually didn't seem to mind. The dogs on your quilt are super cute, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Lisa Marie. All dogs should be like Bear and love the children in their "pack"!

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  31. I don't know any puppies, but your quilt is adorable! I love what you've done with the blue accent dogs!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia. Those are for the youngest game players!

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  32. I just love your puppy quilt and pillow! Fun fabric and quilting!!!
    My favorite puppy was Frauline, a miniature dachshund that we had growing up.
    Love your projects!
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    1. Thanks so much Susie! I love that name Frauline - and so perfect for a dachshund!

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  33. Love the block and quilt. My favorite dog is my son & DIL's dog Maggie, a Cairn terrier. She is my grandog!

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    1. Thanks Linda. A Cairn named other than Toto...brilliant!

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  34. My puppies name is Lily ,she's a cockapoo. She's so adorable.i love your quilt!
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    1. Thanks Dody. Cockapoos are so cute. So is the name Lily!

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  35. My doggie is Beau!!! I have fabric ready to cut for my puppies. I better get going !!! I could use another 24 hours in each day!!

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    1. Boy do I hear you on needing extra hours in each day. I can't wait to see what you make.

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  36. Gorgeous quilt and the clamshell quilting is very effective. My husband and I had two Ridgeback's - Sammi & Cain - who are sadly no longer with us. Thanks for sharing your finishes!

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    1. Thanks Deb.
      Saying good bye to a pet is so sad.

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  37. Rufus is my in-laws cute puppy - a cockapoo :)

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  38. That fabric seems perfect for puppy faces. Your clamshell quilting is lovely too. I'd love a dog but I don't have one. I used to have a wonderful yorkshire terrier named Jordie.

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    1. Thanks so much! The clam shell quilting was new for me. I like it, too.

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  39. Goldie was our special Golden Retriever puppy when I lived at home. Great idea of playing Match the Puppy with your quilt.

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  40. Love the fabrics you used, the dogs look so sweet!

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    1. Thanks so much. I actually started naming them!

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  41. Simply adorable!! I just love your quilt! :)

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  42. I have loved many dogs and every time I went to type the name of one of my dogs, I just could not do it; it just felt too disloyal to the others. I have not started because I have fabric paralysis. I love your

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    1. Fabric paralysis...that's a perfect term for it. I get that disease as well. Did you notice that I didn't pick a favorite among my puppies either?

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  43. Love your dog quilt. I'm going to have to make one soon as my son would go nuts for it. My youngest dogs name is Q*bert after the 1980's video game. It's an appropriate name...he is very agile and jumps over and on things a lot. Too much sometimes.

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    1. Thanks Allison. I'm not familiar with Q*bert, but I am familiar with agile dogs. Tula was an amazing athlete.

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  44. I can't pick just one! I love them all. And the blog hop is so fun I have found so many more to follow. I am on my second dog quilt I love making them!! I was privileged enough to have Lorna put my quilt on her page the other day!

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    1. Hi Crystle. I saw your darling quilt on Lorna's post. Very well done! And yes, this blog hop is lots of fun! I'm happy to meet you.

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  45. Your quilt is delightful! And so are your puppy pictures. I've had many dea puppies through the years too. My all time favorite was Casey, a golden retriever. We had 15 wonderful yeas together and I still miss her.

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    1. Thanks so much! I imagine Casey was a lot like my Emma. When she died a neighbor told me "she was the kind of dog that made you want to get a dog...if you could get a dog just like her!"

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  46. We have a Beagle mix named Nora. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. HI Dawn. Thanks for stopping by. I love people names for dogs.

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  47. How exciting to be involved in your first blog hop! Maybe someday I'll join one too...fingers crossed. I have a 2 year old Morkie who is just a ball of energy and full of personality! Her name is Sophie and means the world to me!

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    1. Hi Kathy. Yes, this blog hop is exciting...and fun! I'm not sure what a Morkie is but I'll bet she's cute!

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  48. All of the dogs I've had have been my favorite. Currently we have Krackle!

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    1. HI Melissa. I agree - I love them all. Krackle is a great name!

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  49. I love your dog gone cute quilt! The colors you used are perfect! Our favorite dog was a toy poodle named ET. It stood for Extra Tiny! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. ET sounds like less than 3 lbs. and sooooo cute!

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  50. We have 3 dogs right now Sunday, Bear and Sam. Sam is the best but he is 120 lbs so he isn't a puppy but I love him.

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    1. Sunday! We've had a couple of Bears and Sams, but this is the first Sunday! To me they are always puppies!

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  51. Queenie was my best bud for 15 years. I've never had as good a dog since. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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    1. Queenie is a great name for a 15 year companion!

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  52. Congratulations on your first sew along, my favorite dog name was Bonkers, that was my little dog that had the heart of a big teddy bear, I love and miss that dog so very much. Thank you for doing this, you did a great job on your quilt, I love it.

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    1. Thanks for the quilt love. Bonkers is a great name indeed!

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  53. Thank you for sharing the thought process behind the design of your quilt. These tips are helpful to me as a new quilter. I didn't grow up with dog so I never wanted one. Then June, a Great Dane/Weimeraner mix came into our lives and I cannot wait to get home to her every day!

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    1. Hi Marie, I'm glad you found some help in the post. I'm so glad June came into your life. We lost Tula this past summer and it's still very hard to walk in the door without her greeting.

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  54. I don't have "one" favorite puppy. I have four-Max, Pepper, Ruby and Louie

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    1. Hi Gene. Did you notice I didn't pick a favorite out of my three either!?! Love them all!

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  55. Wow, Karen!! What a response. I'm just chirping in to say your blog is an inspiration. Your creativity and thoughtfulness adds a dimension to all of your quilts that makes them come alive!! It's like they speak to you and give you direction. Love, J

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    1. Thanks Janet. I'm thinking if you shared the names of your favorite dogs you'd still be typing!!!

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  56. Sunshine was a cute little bundle of energy when I was a kid. She was a cocker spaniel/terrier mix and so loving. We used to walk in a meadow and she would jump and skim across the top of the grass so she could see as she ran.

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    1. Oh that's so funny! Tula would sometimes run with her head down and tongue out to catch the dew off the grass. Such characters!

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  57. Love your quilt! My favorite pups would be by boy Gus, who sadly, we lost a couple of years ago. He left a hole no other pup could fill.

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    1. Hi Susan. Thanks for the quilt love. I'm sorry about Gus. I know the feeling.

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  58. So lovely! And the pillow is cute.

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    1. Thanks Marle. I wish I had put a border on that pillow before I quilted it. Oh well...

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  59. I love your quilt, and the size of it. My favorite puppy was the dog I grew up with Taffy. Just a found puppy, we tried to find her owners, but no one claimed her, much to my delight.

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    1. Thanks. I'm very happy with the size of the quilt as well. What a lucky child you were!

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  60. I love your quilt. The colors are so soothing! It is so hard to pick a favorite puppy as I have loved many dogs. But Huey was one of my favorites! He was a wonderful and loving dog!
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    1. Thanks Ramona. Soothing is a good thing! Who wouldn't love a puppy named Huey!

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  61. It's been 'sew' fun to see all the little doggies popping up all over! Our Cocker Spaniel was named Sammy.

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    1. HI Vicky. One of the Row by Row license plates I spotted this summer said "Sew Much Fun". It certainly fits for this blog hop!

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  62. Your quilt turned out so cute! I love seeing everyone's versions of this adorable pattern. My most beloved dog was Belle and she was a mini cocker spaniel.

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy. I love seeing what everyone has done with the pattern too. Belle sounds like a cutie!

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  63. I was lucky to have a few good dogs, but the ones that started with me as puppies were Aspen, Dusty, and Pup. As much as I loved Aspen and Dusty, Pup was my Soul Dog. He knew me better that my husband did.

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    1. HI Janet. Thanks for sharing. Pup is a great name for a pup! I hear you on the Soul Dog comment.

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  64. i've shared my life with many dogs and cats and they all have a special place in my heart. now we have a nearly 4 year old rough coated jack russell named maxx. very, very, very active!

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    1. Thanks for sharing. Emma calmed down on her second birthday, Tula not till she was 10. Have fun with Maxx!

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  65. Your puppy quilt is not only fabulous it is brilliant with the ability to play "match" game. Thank you for your great sewing tip too! And...thank you for hopping. Creative Puppy Bliss...

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you find the sewing tip helpful if you didn't already know it. This hop is fun for sure. I'm excited to see everyone's finishes.

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  66. when I was young I loved the two dogs owned by my two sets of grandparents. One was Patsy. I called her my dog and I played with her at my grandparent's farm. My other grandparents had a dog named Old Joe who was a good bird dog and a real family favorite. Joe always got into family pictures. Needless to say, there were lots of stories about Joe. But really, I had cats. My favorite was So'more. She was a calico and got her name because she was the color of Hersey, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Great stories Nancy. Thanks for sharing. Tula didn't like to sit for photos, but often appeared in them. She made her way quietly into many of my first blog posts as I'd be photographing quilts around the yard.

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  67. I wish I could tell you I had a great way of naming my dogs, but they just sort of happen around here. I've had Cooper and Tucker who passed away, but their names had to be vetted by my niece because she didn't want the other dogs to laugh at them. Zoe who was supposed to be Rex, but after we adopted him, they figured out she was not a he. And last but not least Hollywood who my nephew named after one of the pilots in Top Gun.

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    1. All great names. Thanks for sharing. My friend had the he/she experience with a cat. She took it in to be neutered and picked it up after being spayed.

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  68. This is a lovely version of this quilt...very calm and beautiful. My favourite pup was Max....he was my first.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I'm really happy with this finish.

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  69. My favorite pup was my Baronie-Pupperoni! His actual name was Barone after the Shakespeare character in Love's Labour's Lost

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    1. I may have called one of my dogs Pupperoni on occasion!

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  70. My favorite puppy is Loki - a dachie mix - she is adorable and fun! thanks!

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    1. Hi Lee! Loki is an adorable and fun name to match her!

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  71. No pets for me, just this Dog Gone Cute quilt you'll see tomorrow. Your quilt is cute. Great idea with the matching game!

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    1. Hi Doris. I saw your quilt this morning. Sooo cute!

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  72. I just love your quilt and the quilt pattern you used!

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    1. Thanks so much. The pattern is addicting for sure!

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  73. We love our dog, Casey. She was rescued and given to us. What a wonderful addition to our family. Your dogs are so cute. And I love that you made your quilt a game!

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  74. I feel guilty writing this in view of my current puppy, but my favorite puppy is one I had about 20 years ago. She was a German Shepherd named Maia and she was the best dog ever!

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    1. Oh Lisa. I know how you feel but it has been my experience that the current puppy will eventually win you over.

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  75. My favorite pup was a lab mix, Jake. He was such a lovable people dog.

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    1. Jake sounds like Emma - more human than canine!

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  76. Love your version of the quilt. I'm doing a multi coloured one and can't wait until next week when it's my turn.

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    1. Thanks Gina. I can't wait to see your finish!

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  77. Missy, a one eyed German Shepard, best dog ever.

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  78. You made an adorable quilt, Karen!

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  79. Oh I love your use of fabric and esp. like that you threw in the two grey pups. My favorite puppy is ANY puppy!! LOL!! (Love puppy breathe!) But our household fav is a Jack Russell. (Yes, call us crazy!)

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    1. Thanks Valerie. Yes, this is a game for all ages! What is it about puppy breath? I totally agree!

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  80. Your quilt came out very cute. . . .and I love the idea of having a game in it.

    Since I call all dogs "puppy" I guess I have to say that I love all dogs. . . .of course I have to say that I am partial to Westies, but I just love dogs.

    My Bogart was the first dog I had as my own. . . .but having grown up with dogs I would have to say that Tippy, Bridget, Buttons, Bogart, Taffy, Casey and Bailey (the last two are my current dogs) were all my favorites.

    Sherry V.

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    1. Hi Sherry. Thanks for the quilt love. They are all "puppies" here, too. I love all your dog's names!

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  81. your DGC quilt is just wonderful...my favorite dog is my current mini schnauzer named Sammi - she's the love of my life :-) shhh, don't tell my husband! LOL

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  82. Your DGC is lovely and the clamshell quilting is just perfect! My favorite pup is a little guy named Sprout. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Sprout is such a cute name!

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  83. I enjoy the quilting you chose, I waffled for a couple days on how to do mine and just couldn't settle on an all-over pattern. And thank you for the tip with the tape!
    ~Brandy

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  84. I love that you have made your quilt interactive by making it a match the puppy game. My favorite puppy name is Zeus, well, because that's my favorite doggie. I really like the quilting design you chose.

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    1. Thanks Shasta. Zeus is a great, strong name for sure!

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  85. Love what you did with the pattern. Great idea making a game of it. Welcome to the world of blog hops, they are such fun and so full of ideas. Hard to pick which was my favorite of the 9 dogs that have graced my life. I think I will go with my current girls, Celie and Nettie. They are rescues and needed our love more than we needed theirs.

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    1. Thanks and yes, this blog hop has been a blast! It's so fun to see what everyone did with the pattern. 9 dogs? You are lucky indeed!

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  86. I am enjoying the company of two dogs right now and a cat that thinks she's a dog :) one of my dogs is a terrier we got from the shelter a long time ago. She is an old lady now. She had been rescued from a terrible place and has always followed me everywhere like a shadow. If I turn to see her I can't because she stays behind me :) She's such a good girl. My other doggie living with me now is a lab mix and is actually my daughter's rescue dog. My daughter will be able to take her back in a few months which is great, of course, but I will really miss her! I love the cute puppy pattern you are using and I can't wait to try it on my own, after I have a few other projects finished up. Thank you for the giveaway of Allison Glass fabríc! It is my favorite fabríc right now so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed!
    Beth

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  87. Wow, by far the cutest use of fabrics...I do also love the color blobs! Now I've got some shopping to do....Inspirational!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the color blobs too!

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  88. My favorite puppy was my Pepsi...she was a sweetie and I miss her. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  89. My favorite (12yo) puppy Charger would love for me to make a dog gone cute block in his image! And I've been eyeing those Alison Glass fabrics but haven't splurged yet..
    Love your work, just started following you on Instagram recently.

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    1. Hi Tricia. Thanks for the follow. While this quilt doesn't really represent any of my dogs there are definitely a few resembling some of the dogs in our neighborhood! I've been really focusing on dog faces lately!

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  90. My favorite (12yo) puppy Charger would love for me to make a dog gone cute block in his image! And I've been eyeing those Alison Glass fabrics but haven't splurged yet..
    Love your work, just started following you on Instagram recently.

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  91. I have cats but my sister has the most sweetest and well mannered Shih Tzu named Mu Shu.

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  92. I love your choice of fabric for these pups, makes them look like real dogs!

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  93. I love my Winstontbeagle, and I miss Stanleybeagle (modern dogs give their twitter handle!)

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  94. Karen, it's wonderful to meet you.
    Never had a puppy until I was married ...we adopted him in Arkansas where my husband grew up...a Chihuahua/Dachsund mix. Wanted to call him "Cinnamon" because of his color, but my Mother in law said he should have a short name..."Fred" it was decided. We had Fred for many years and he loved to chase motorcycles riding down the street. He'd chase to the end of the street and come back:) Love your Alison Glass purple puppy the most.

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    1. Hi Diane. Nice meeting you, too. I love human names for dogs.
      I like the pillow puppy, but the darker purple block earlier in the post wasn't working for me. I didn't like that the eyes were indistinguishable.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  95. What a cute quilt. We have never had a dog in our family . Your Emma was such a cutie as a puppy x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Claire.
      Emma was a cute puppy for sure. She became more and more beautiful as she aged.

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  96. My favorite puppy was an English Pointer. I named her Littabit of Ginger Snap and called her Ginger. Took her from her mother at two weeks because her mother had nine puppies and pushed her away to die. I fed her every 2 hours and even took her to work with me. I lost her 5 years ago at 10 years old to cancer.

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    1. What a sweet story. Like with Tula, we have to be grateful for the 10 years we had with them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  97. My favorite puppy is my whippet, Arnie. I just rescued him in March, and he is inseparable from me already! He is goofy and likes to groom my hair in the morning. Who needs an alarm clock when you have a dog? ;)

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    1. Yes, dogs definitely keep us on schedule!

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  98. I really like the choice of Alison Glass fabric for your pups... and that you made two grey pups. As for the name of my favourite pup... well. Even though I'm not much of a dog person, I am rather fond of a certain Corgi named Dylan. Sadly, he lives a day's drive away, so we don't get to play often!

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  99. My favorite puppy was Nittany (a Spitz/Sheltie + mutt) who survived his mother abandoning him at birth, an electrical fire that totally destroyed the house he was in, and a ton of ticks and fleas which covered him when we got him at 6 weeks of age. We were blessed to have him as a part of our family for 18 years! This quilt reminds me of him...I love the fabric and quilting pattern you used to make it. Thank you for sharing,

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Leslie. Nittany was like a lucky dog!

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