Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pets on Quilts

So....my FlowerGarden is nearing completion....as far as the applique goes, anyways.

On Wednesday I saw a friend's FlowerGarden quilt....completed and having Prairie Points attached to the outer edge. It was beautiful! Her rendition was done using all sorts of scraps from her stash, and it really worked. Another friend of mine had done the longarm quilting and treated each block with a different quilting technique...it really complemented the quilt perfectly!

I have had an idea all along on how I'd like to quilt mine....and now that the time is drawing nearer, I'm getting a bad case of nerves! I showed my husband an idea of what I had in mind and he said "go for it". Why not, right? After at least two years of applique I may as well "go for it".

Here is a flower I completed this morning (the pink one). It's the second of it's kind in the quilt and it's one of my favourites. I kind wish it would show up for a third time....hmm, maybe I could take a bit of creative license???

I have to admit...I fall into the lure of online shopping....sometimes! I placed another order this week and am feeling a little guilty....but to counteract that feeling I am letting go of something that's been in the stash for a while. I wasn't sure whether to post it here, but what the heck! 

These are 14 pieces of hand-dyed fabrics totalling 7.9 yards. I bought them a while back from Starr Design Fabrics. If you are interested in buying them from me you can send me an email...sandra(dot)croley(at)gmail.com. 

I have no problem popping them in the mail!
This will be my first time taking part in Pets on Quilts, which you can see here, or by way of the button to the right.

As many of you know, we had the "Summer of Puppies" here. For the first few weeks Cooper was leery of his brood and let Minnie be the primary caregiver. 

Once the pups could somewhat walk, that changed. Cooper became a paws-on dad, making sure none strayed too far, etc.

Here is a picture of Cooper and the pups enjoying some quilty time...
I am linking with Pets on Quilts. Have a visit and see all the pictures. I will enter the category of Dogs on Quilts. After ten days there will be a chance to vote for your favourites in each category. Sounds like fun!

Today feels like the perfect Summer day. Utter relaxation this morning with a bit of sewing. A family BBQ to go to this afternoon followed by settling in to watch tv for what is sure to be an emotional last Tragically Hip concert.

After a hectic couple of weeks I plan to savour the day!

Have a good one! 

18 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable. I think Cooper and Pups may actually be the first time I've seen puppies in this show. Love them. And your quilt is gorgeous, packed with #CreativeGoodness

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  2. Yes, I do believe this is a first - puppies in the show - how cool!

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  3. Awww, what a bunch of cuties, and I love the quilt. Blue and white is my favorite.

    ~Brandy

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  4. How precious!!! Love that phrase "paws on dad" 😂😂😂

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  5. How sweet. Cooper sired quite the brood. I see you are starting the pups young enjoying the art of quilting. Beautiful quilt.

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  6. How adorable...beautiful shot.

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  7. Your applique is beautiful and the pups adorable. I just love puppy kisses!

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  8. How cute - I love those little babies!!

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  9. Oh my Babies! Nothing cuter that babies but, babies on quilts!

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  10. Cute pups on a lovely quilt!

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  11. They are all so cute. Lovely quilt too.

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  12. What a wonderful pup pop Cooper is. He looks so cute with his babies on that pretty quilt Sandra!

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  13. OMG I love it and those puppies are just so cute. Love the quilt. Hugs, Susie x

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  14. Beautiful quilt, love the pups! :)

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  15. Lovely wee pups, and the blue and white is a perfect setting for them. I do like your flowers. Cheers, Nancy J

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  16. What a beautiful little family - and puppies!!!!!!

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