Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Hot Dog

Hot Dog

I posted this quilt last week, but here now in its entirety is its story. One of my closest friends was having a first grandchild at the end of September. I knew I wanted to make her a quilt for the grandson to be. I had asked her about colour schemes without letting her know why. I had decided on a quilt with blues, oranges greens and had a pattern picked out. Then at the end of June, I went to the library to pick up a quilting book I had on hold.

I had was intrigued by the owl on the front cover as my daughter really loves owls. I was perusing the book, when I found the cutest dog baby quilt. My friend loves, loves dog and I knew this would be perfect for her. Luckily I had all of the fabric for it in my stash, including the background which I had bought as a backing in a quilt kit and didn't like. I was so excited that I started working on it right away.

Meandering Quilting

I had it sent out to be quilted. When I went to pick it up, my daughter mentioned that the meandering looked like the shape of dog bones. When I looked closer I could see those bone shapes. I gave the quilt to my friend this week and she was very appreciative and told me how beautiful it is. To me that is the best part about quilting.

I am joining the Blogger's Quilt Festival. My quilt is in the baby quilt category! Amy does such an amazing job with the festival. I am always in awe of the quilts I see. 

Blogger's Quilt Festival -

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hot Dog!

 Hot Dog

The quilt for my friend who is now a grandmother is all finished. I love it so much! I think I say that about all of the quilts I make. This was a fun one for me to make. All of the fabric came from my stash and I happened upon the pattern by accident. The only thing I had to buy was some thread for the binding.

Meandering Quilting

I love too, the quilting that was done by my quilter. My daughter came with me when I picked it up, and she mentioned right away that the meandering was done in the shape of bones. I looked closer and saw she was right! Probably something I would have not have realized. It is wonderful and amazing to have different perspectives to help you out.

I am linking up to Finish it Up Friday, TGIFF and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I am very thankful and grateful to my family and friends who support and listen to me! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!