Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dog Gone Cute-my day!

First of all, thank you to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for inviting us to join in this blog hop and play with her pattern, I am so happy to be a part of it all.  If you follow the link to her blog you will find more information about the hop and see all the other great ideas that she has out there.

I am very excited to share my Dog Gone Cute wall hanging with you today.
I knew when I started that I would need to keep it fairly small so I could fit it in my work schedule.  During my time of indecision regarding what I should create, I received an email from the Blue Mountain Humane Society, which talked about a fundraiser they are hosting next week called the Fall Furr Ball, and that they were accepting donations for their auction.  I thought, heck yes!  This couldn't be more perfect.
 
So I stopped into the humane society and spoke with the lovely Jenna about possibly donating a wall hanging, and boy howdy, that was the most excited I've ever had someone be about a quilt.  It's kinda infectious and makes me want to get that reaction more often!  She gave me a deadline, and nothing makes me work as hard as a quilting deadline.
 
I am one of those people who makes one block to get the idea of the pattern, then goes on to the others.  So far my system has been working for me, we'll see how it develops as time goes by. :)  I was able to cut out and sew together my blocks in two evenings, then did the rest on the weekend.
 
 

 
I decided my dogs would be all ears up and perky, representing the hopeful adoptees at the humane society, and I put them in a grassy field.  One of my dogs ended up with more spots than was planned for after I discovered I had sewn a triangle on the wrong upper left hand corner... so I improvised!
 
Quilting on the Bernina as usual, and probably later at night than I should have been.

I had to make one of the Schwin & Schwin Hipster cats after seeing the one on Baa's blog during the Pets on Quilts show.  He's aspiring to be a mini-quilt one day.
 

And here we are!  This is four small blocks, in case anyone is wondering.
 
I used 1/2 inch poly batting and it gave me wonderful definition around the dogs heads.

I have made a couple labels in this fashion lately, I have fusible web on the back of my white fabric that I then fuse to the back of the quilt.  I've only done it on wall hangings, so am not concerned about them coming off any time soon.
 
Finishing this quilt was immensely satisfying, especially when I dropped it off at the humane society.  I've never heard so many squeals!  The girls were very impressed, and I'm thinking I may need to make one that they can hang in their office.  I am just so happy to be contributing to a good cause, and I hope it brings in some funds.
 
Belle says it's time to finish that cat one...
 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you're finding all the projects inspiring, I sure am!
~Brandy
 
Here are today's and next Tuesday's blogs:
 
Thursday, October 8
Nina of Inchworming
Brandy of Pampered Pettit

Tuesday, October 13
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
 

26 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

How absolutely purrrr-fect that you were able to make this project work into a fund raiser for such a worthy cause! And how cute are those perky pups? So Dog Gone CUTE! The quilting is beautiful and makes that litter of pups pop! Nicely done Brandy!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your puppies looks so alive and cute! That wadding and your quilting make them really pop out from the grass! Beautiful quilt! x Teje & Nero

Heide said...

What a cute little banner, love the green, it makes everything pop! Sweet donation too!

Dana Gaffney said...

Your quilt is adorable and I like the extra spot, the green really makes the pups stand out, such a great choice. Thanks for the ideas :)

krislovesfabric said...

Great project, great cause :) Love the pups on a green background!

Debbi said...

I love that you are donating this. I am involved with one of our local rescue groups and am thinking that, after I do the one that I promised my youngest child, I may do another one to set aside for our next fundraiser. Your wallhanging is fabulous as well but it is the good it will do that really makes my heart sing!

Karen @runsewfun said...

Shhh...no one knows that you didn't mean to put the extra spot on! They all look so Dog Gone Cute on the green background. What a wonderful donation! Well done!!!

Carol said...

Oh so, so cute! I love the extra spot on the pup and your quilting looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for donating this to such a worthy cause.

Ioleen said...

Beautiful quilt. Pups look happy out in the green grass. Thank you for donating this to a great cause. Love the idea and I mat use it.

Quilts By Laurel said...

Love your quilt and what a great idea to donate it to the shelter! :)

Karen said...

What a terrific idea to donate this to your animal shelter! And it's totally adorable--love that all those puppies are all so happy and hopeful :)

Cut&Alter said...

What a great quilt for a great cause. I love that your 'mistake' can be viewed as a design decision. One of my pups has rather a wide space between their eyes - but that's OK!!

Tish Stemple said...

What a great little wall hanging to donate to the humane society for their fundraiser. I'm sure they will be able to raise a lot of money with your generous gift.

KaHolly said...

Just adorable. I want to make up these blocks and donate the finished project to our local SPCA, too.

Gina said...

A great wall quilt and what a wonderful thing to do, to donate it for an animal charity. I hope it pulls in a large fee for them in the auction

Deb@newcreativestate.wordpress.com said...

Great wall hanging and made for such a wonderful cause. No wonder the girls were impressed!

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful job for such a wonderful cause. I love the spotted ear pup the most.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your wall hanging looks great. Kudos for donating it to a good cause.

Createology said...

Uber cute Puppy blocks. Thank you for hopping. Creative Puppy Bliss...

Sewmotion said...

I love your wall hanging, and for such a good cause, well done! Those pups would brighten anyone's day :)

inchworming said...

Your quilt turned out cute! Someone will truly enjoy it!

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

So cute, and thank you from all the animals that will benefit from your donation!

legato1958 said...

Love your Puppy Wallhanging! These cute pups stand out so well from the background with your quilting! What a lovely gift to donate!
Susie

Lisa J. said...

What a great gift for the Humane Society. I love the green field back ground.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Lovely little pups! I like how you used different fabrics for each one. And your quilting makes them pop... I've got a similar plan for my little pups!

Cathy said...

I love this! You found the perfect place to donate the quilt and your wall hanging idea was dead on. Great job!