Finished!! – Dog Gone Cute Quilt & Blog Hop

First of all, I want to thank Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for letting me participate in this blog hop! This quilt is so darn cute and I just love it! I’m going to recap my entire process from collecting supplies to the finished quilt. You can click on any of the photos for a larger version. πŸ™‚

hello-darling

As I was deciding what fabrics to use, my fat quarter bundle of Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille arrived. I decided this bundle would be perfect for this quilt and boy, was I right! I also used Hello Darling – Red Wildflowers for the backing, Hello Darling – Green Dainty for the binding and Kona Solids – Ash for the background.

Next, I printed out my pattern and reviewed all the instructions. I’m forever jumping into a project thinking I know what I’m doing and then completely messing everything up, so I wanted to be sure this time! πŸ™‚

Time to make the blocks! I decided to make the 12-block version of the quilt, so I knew I needed one each of the pre-planned blocks and then I was going to have to make four more of my own. Here are the blocks I made:

Dog Gone Cute - Block #1

Dog Gone Cute - Block #2

Dog Gone Cute - Block #3

Dog Gone Cute - Block #4

Dog Gone Cute - Block #5

Dog Gone Cute - Block #6

Dog Gone Cute - Block #7

Dog Gone Cute - Block #8

Dog Gone Cute - Block #9

Dog Gone Cute - Block #10

Dog Gone Cute - Block #11

Dog Gone Cute - Block #12

After all my blocks were done, I laid them all out on my living room floor to determine the best layout. Of course, I had to text pictures to my husband at work to get an opinion from his architect brain. Here’s what we came up with:

Dog Gone Cute layout

Out of my background fabric, I cut the sashing and borders. I sewed the blocks into rows, added the sashing, sewed the rows together and added the border. Here’s my completed quilt top:

dog-gone-cute-quilt-top

I had picked another fabric for the backing, but when I cut it, I messed up and cut it wrong. I’m a dummy! I ordered more fabric and managed to cut it correctly the second time. Fortunately, I’m working on another quilt that will work with the shorter backing. πŸ™‚ I sandwiched the quilt and started thinking about how I wanted to quilt it. At first, I was going to go with diagonal straight line quilting, but then I decided to stitch in the ditch on the horizontal rows only. I added the binding and it’s done!

Dog Gone Cute - Finished!!

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And my favorite block:
Dog Gone Cute - My Favorite Block

I’m seriously in love with this quilt! The pattern was so easy to use! Be sure to check out the posts from the other blog hop participants too. πŸ™‚

Tuesday, October 6

Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting It Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, October 8

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13

Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15

Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
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
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22

Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heide’s Quilty Hugs
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27

Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Valerie of Val’s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29

Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie’s Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces

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53 thoughts on “Finished!! – Dog Gone Cute Quilt & Blog Hop”

  1. These pups look great in the fabrics you chose. I like the one with the green and red flowers and it’s giving me ideas for fabrics to use on some of my future blocks. Great job on your quilt.

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  2. You had me at “Hello Darling.” It really made for some super cute puppies. The Ash background couldn’t be any more perfect. It allows all the bright colors of the Daring fabric to sing.

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  3. Oh, your quilt turned so super sweet! I have been enjoying following your progress. You chose the perfect fabrics for this, Laurel. Love the straight line quilting. And the scrumptious pop of that green binding!

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  4. Super cute fabric choices, lovely, sunny, happy! I too made my share of cutting errors, thank goodness for more projects that can use up the leftovers! Glad to know I’m in good company, I so appreciate your sharing!

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