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WIP Wednesday – So Dog Gone Cute

WIP Wednesday – So Dog Gone Cute

This is the time of year when there are lots of projects in various stages of progress but the majority of which can’t be shared until after Christmas.  However, there is one Christmas gift-in-progress that I can share as the recipient doesn’t read my blog.

When Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts first announced that she was having a Quilt Along for her Dog Gone Cute pattern, I knew that I wanted to make a block that looked like Bhodi, our oldest daughter’s and her partner’s dog.  Well in September, I hurt my arm so I wasn’t able to quilt along with everyone else.

But I need to get their gifts finished and in the mail before the end of October if they are to arrive in Shanghai in time for Christmas.  To that end, I spent today working on the largest of the two block sizes which I plan to turn into a pillow cover as a gift for Oldest Daughter’s partner.

As I’ve never met Bhodi in person, I only had these photos to go on.

Photo collage of BhodiI mixed and matched different elements from Blocks 3, 4 & 5 of the Dog Gone Cute pattern posted on Lorna’s blog to come up with this fabric interpretation of Bhodi:

My version of the Dog Gone Cute Block

I’m just so tickled with how it turned out.  There may have even been some squealing and giggling as various parts of the block started to come together.

Tomorrow, I’ll quilt it and hopefully have a finished pillow cover to show you by Friday.



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  • Mary
    October 21, 2015 10:02 pm

    That is so cute. I have loved seeing all of the dog projects.

  • Vickie-HorseMark Cards
    October 21, 2015 10:33 pm

    That is so dog gone cute! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) I’m sure it will be a well-loved gift! Bhrodi is too cute!
    Hope your arm is better soon! Take care!

  • Kate
    October 21, 2015 9:46 pm

    Very, very cute. It should be a well loved Christmas gift.

  • Gina
    October 22, 2015 3:01 am

    THat is so cute and Bhodi is adorable. I love his black eyes

  • Maria
    October 22, 2015 6:43 am

    sucha cute doggy for the pillow slip gift.

  • Lorna McMahon
    October 22, 2015 6:59 am

    Adorable! Both the real Bhodi and his likeness are so Dog Gone Cute! Looking forward to see him all quilted up… The fabric Bhodi, that is!

  • Katie
    October 22, 2015 11:13 am

    Oh that is too cute! Congrats on the finish.

  • Mama Bear
    October 22, 2015 1:08 pm

    Hi, time for the ornament swap is fast approaching. I think you’re my swap partner. Life has gotten in the way of blogging so I’m behind on posts.
    I like the dog block you made.
    Mama Bear

  • Rachel
    October 22, 2015 1:09 pm

    I do love the image of you squealing and giggling over the block as it came together!

  • Christine M
    October 22, 2015 4:24 pm

    Bhodi is so cute. Your block is gorgeous.

  • Mary Anne
    October 22, 2015 6:36 pm

    Just look at those adorable eyes!! How could you not love them? (btw – just a wee suggestion…what if you embroidered a little white ‘spot’ in the eyes on your quilt? It would bring them to life perhaps?)

  • Renee
    October 22, 2015 10:28 pm

    How cute! Love the grey doggie on the teal background.

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    October 23, 2015 8:55 am

    Great block Sue!

  • Kim
    October 26, 2015 7:00 am

    Oh my goodness – guess what I just purchased? The Dog Gone Quilt pattern! What a great gift for my grand children!!!

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