Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Puppy Love

It's finally done!! I finally finished the quilting on this and it is now ready for binding. Yea!!! A little history on the quilt. The fabric for it was purchased at a quilt show last fall. I simply fell in love with the puppy print and ended up buying a few pieces to go with it. The pattern used is by Gizmo & Co. Designs. It's called "Simply Quick and Easy"....designed by Karen Faison. I saw a quilt made from this pattern using a lovely koi print fabric at a smaller quilt show earlier in the year. So when I saw the puppy print I just knew it was perfect for this pattern. The quilt top itself was made shortly after the fabric was purchased. Then it sat waiting its turn to be finished.

The quilting in the center is a simple 2" grid using a variegated green thread and a serpentine stitch. The blue border was done using stitch-in-the-ditch. The outer border was done using a sliding stencil. Of course it took me an entire afternoon and several tries just to get the border marked. I couldn't remember how to use the darn sliding stencil and, of course, couldn't find the directions that came with it. Then it took me another afternoon to figure out how to actually quilt it. Once I did, though, it went rather quickly. It was done using the same variegated green thread that was used in the quilt center.

The binding strips are cut and ready to be sewn together. I'm using a turquoise that matches the inner border. With any luck I will get the binding put on tonight. Then I can start on my Orange Crush mystery quilt. Yea!!!


  1. What a great way to showcase a novelty print. It looks quite complicated until you analyse it and realise it is simple blocks with clever colour organisation!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Helen in the UK, thank you for the lovely comment on my quilt. This is the second quilt I have made from this particular pattern. I even have fabrics pulled for a third one. It's a wonderful way to showcase those lovely fabrics you really don't want to cut up.

  3. I think your quilt is just to cute.It just stood out when I brought your blog up Nice Job!!!!Debbie kelly

  4. Thank you, debbie kelly, for the very kind comments. I had so much fun making this quilt.