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Sunday Stash – It’s a HEATWAVE!

Posted on: August 9th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Those of you who tuned in on Wednesday for the Let’s Bee Social will be familiar with my latest obsession – Dog Gone Cute quilt blocks. While I have enough for a quilt top finished now, I do not have enough of the Kona Coal that is used for the background. I found what I thought was another large piece of Coal in my stash and cut it up for the sashing and borders. It’s not until I put the iron to them to press the seams that the difference became apparent.

From the scraps of Coal I managed to squeak out most of one little pup. The big dog block finishes at 18″ x 12″ and the little dog block is half sized, finishing at 9″ x 6″. Isn’t he Dog Gone Cute?

I headed over to my Kona Cotton Solids supplier headquarters, aka Mad About Patchwork to order some more Kona Coal for my background. And, to my delight, what did I discover???
Although the Coal is not in stock, it is expected to arrive at the beginning of next week. Meanwhile, there is a Summer Sale going on to help me bide my time until the Coal comes in!

Save 20% on selected fabrics with coupon HEATWAVE through August 15 (minimum half yard cuts).

Some of these were found in the Summer Sale section and were added to my cart somehow.

Fat quarters of Sketch Basic in White/Black, Stepping Stones in Raven, Distrikt Babble in White, and Basics Netorious in Black Cat. And half yard cuts of Doe Lightning in Blue and Doe Droplet in Sky.

Although I am NOT a red person, I could not resist this full yard piece of Picnic Blanket in Red by Cotton & Steel. I thought it would make a really striking binding for something. Someday.

And how cute is that binding? Super cute!

While I was in the Kona section I decided it was about time I tested out some other grays that could be used for backgrounds on something. I was using Kona Petal for the inside of those dogs’ ears and picked up a yard of Petal, 4 yards of Steel and 2 yards of Graphite.

Those two, the Steel and the Graphite are so close. I will need plenty of natural light and my “quilting glasses” to keep me from mixing them up!
Keep On Quilting On!

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17 Responses

  1. Hi Lorna! I can't wait to make Dog Gone Cutes!!! Hope you get the kona coal soon to finish the quilt! All your new fabrics are really beautiful! and I love the chicks on the big dog's face! x

  2. Glinda ♥ says:

    Cutest dogs! Love seeing your fabric purchases … you make such beautiful blocks, Lorna. Happy Sunday 🙂

  3. Alexandra says:

    Hello Lorna,what a lovely dog…I just can`t wait till september to make a new quilt along :-))Hugsfrom GermanyAlexandra

  4. KaHolly says:

    Sweet doggie! Your fabric choices are delightful. I need to stock up on more gray, too. Thanks for the heads up on the sale!

  5. Coming across a fabric sale brightens any quilter's day. Lately I've been buying and cutting up 108\” wide backing fabric for the backgrounds of my pieced blocks. This fabric is three yards wide, but only costs about $5 more per yard than 42\” fabric. Can't beat that–unless it's on sale. And this morning I found some on sale online. A day brightener for sure!

  6. I too think the puppies are adorable, Some how I missed the quilt-a-along for Sept. I would like to watch. When did you announce it I'll look it up. Have a great new week.Blessing to you and yours,Tonia

  7. Ok, scratch that. I just saw it on the sidebar..Hugs and SmilesTonia

  8. All righty now, when I clicked on the badge I got nothing, So I regress and ask for the posting date again.Embarrassed.ToniaP.S. Third time is a charm, Right?

  9. Dayquilt says:

    So what color was the \”not coal\” ?

  10. Keeping Konas labeled really helps me out a lot. The differences between some (like the graphite and steel here) are so subtle! The mini pup block is super cute. 🙂

  11. Jayne says:

    I hate when I'm just a tiny bit short! And then when you have two separate purchases of the same color only to find out they don't match! I love you grey selections!

  12. Isn't it funny how fabric ends up in one's virtual shopping cart without one even being aware of it? It's like subliminal fabric purchasing. As for the greys, hmm… if you had a colour card, it might help! 😉

  13. Those dogs are just so cute! And that selvage is just darling!

  14. I love that your dog is made up of chickens 🙂

  15. KMTrott says:

    Looking forward to Dog Gone Cute!

  16. Rina Mason says:

    Can't wait for the puppy pattern to be released.My next door neighbor is a breeder and she will love it.

  17. I label all my Konas — some are so close, you just can't tell. The dogs are awesome!!!!