I have wanted to make Sew Fresh Quilts Lorna's Dog Gone Cute dog blocks since they first came out, wanted to join in the QAL, but just could not squish it in. For John? You bet I could squish in a final project for 2016!
The stars do align on a regular basis: I won a bundle of "Kringle Krossing" by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass Fabrics last week. I did not bring any Christmas fabric to Florida except for the few pieces to make Myrrh the Christmas cow. Luckily I had enough of the Santa fat quarter left that John especially liked for Holly's face and then I used Henry Glass prints for her blaze, muzzle and background. Just love that background fabric especially! The dark green for her ears is triangle scraps, and small rectangles (one of which is pieced to make the 6.5" required strip) all from John's quilt I made last year for his 75th birthday. I'm into connections, symbols, double entendres, deeper meanings, in case you haven't noticed.
|And woo hoo!! I'm also into meeting good friends for breakfast that evolved into visiting two quilt shops! Quilt Lovers' Hangout is fabulous! As is the Go-Go Diner for breakfast, in case you may find yourself in North Fort Myers sometime...|
I managed to get the cushion quilted this morning and photographed for today's several Finish Friday parties.
|Holly has an ear tattoo, not a number ID but her name, FMQ-ed with Sulky Blendables in 30-weight.|
|Actually this one shows it pretty well.|
|Envelope back with that beautiful Holly (LOL just realized it this second) on white fabric, and a label.|
|I am not a machine-binder, but I am becoming more and more of a convert, and I have to tell you that I didn't have to go back on any missed spots on this cushion, woot! woot! I used white Gütermann on the top and red Essentials in the bobbin.|
Pattern: Dog Gone Cute by Sew Fresh Quilts
Size: 18.25" square
Fabric: scraps and leftovers, except for the Henry Glass Fabrics "Kringle Krossing"
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Sulky Metallic 142-7027 and Sulky Blendables 30-wt 733-4022
In case you haven't stocked up enough on fabric deals, remember the Craftsy one still on until midnight Dec. 31! That is an affiliate link!
Many quilt shops both bricks and mortar type as well as online type are having end of year sales. It's a great time to pick up backings or treat yourself.
Linking up with
Crazy Mom Quilts
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Arabesque Scissors