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Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop

Posted on: August 14th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

On Wednesday, I announced the upcoming Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop. And the response has been overwhelming! Which is a good thing. The Quilt Along starts in September and the Blog Hop begins in October. There will be a linky party in November. So it’s certainly not to late to join in!

Dog Gone Cute mock up drawn in EQ7
This is my first finished Dog Gone Cute project. It’s the mini size version of the pattern.
Finishing at 30″ x 30″ using 12 of the small size blocks, these little pups were made using Kona Ash for the background. Two fat quarters easily provided for 6 pups from each fat quarter. These small size blocks finish at 9″ x 6″.





For the backing, I could not have chosen a more appropriate fabric. This is Windy Day in Aqua from the Backyard Baby collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics. I quilted organic wavy lines with my walking foot using a 3.2 stitch length using plain white thread.


The coordinating binding is also from the Backyard Baby collection – Birch Forest. I am in love with the colours and design of that Backyard Baby collection! This same combination was used on my Squirrels in the Park quilt back in May. This time I sewed the binding to the back and then top stitched from the front to apply the binding.


This mini Dog Gone Cute quilt was the 49th use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.



To participate only in the Quilt Along, tune in to Sew Fresh Quilts beginning on September 1st, when block and quilt size options, and details of fabric requirements will be shared. Or you can purchase the pattern and quilt along at your own pace. Each week following September 1st, instructions for the piecing of the various dog blocks will be given. In November, a linky party will be available to share your flickr and instagram photos or your Dog Gone Cute blog posts.

Participants of the Blog Hop portion will be placed on a schedule where we can come to visit you at your blog on your “Show It Off” day during October. Participants of the blog hop portion will be required to purchase a copy of the Dog Gone Cute quilt pattern, but will be reimbursed following the last day of the blog hop providing they do their part to help make the blog hop a success. The success of a blog hop depends on the participant’s willingness to commit and follow through with their obligation:

  1. to make something quilted using the Dog Gone Cute pattern
  2. to blog about it in time for their day on the hop
  3. to visit the other participants on their “Show It Off” day.

If you are joining in the Blog Hop, why do I want you to purchase the pattern? This allows you to get a head start on making something for your “Show It Off” day in October, instead of waiting until all the instructions are shared during the month of September. It also prevents people from committing to participate in the blog hop just to get a free pattern. And, besides all the awesome prizes up for grabs, being offered the refund also provides additional motivation for you to follow through with your commitment.

Do you have to follow the pattern to make a quilt? Whether you are taking part in the quilt along or the blog hop, it’s totally up to you what you make, as long as it is a quilted item. The large size dog block finishes at 18″ x 12″ – the perfect size for a placemat. The small size dog block finishes at 9″ x 6″. Super cute size and perfect for a mug rug. But once you’ve made one of these blocks, you’ll want to make a whole litter of these adorable pups. I guarantee you will not be able to stop at just one. Just like chips… They are addictive!

YES! It is certainly okay for you to post about your progress on your blog. Whether you are taking part in the quilt along or the blog hop, it would be wonderful for you to share about the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop so that your friends can hear about it. And maybe they will want to join in and quilt along, too!

Other than fun, what else does the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop have to offer????


Thanks to some of the Sew Fresh Quilts sponsors, there will be awesome prizes available to be won! Whether you are taking part in the quilt along or the blog hop, there will be plenty of prizes to go around! More details to come in future posts. Keep up to date with all the details as they are added to the Dog Gone Cute quilt along blog hop page tab found just below the blog header.

Hope you will be following along!

The Dog Gone Cute quilt along will begin on September 1st. The details and a weekly schedule can be found on the Dog Gone Cute quilt along page. The Dog Gone Cute page tab is found just below the blog header. As each post is published the live links will be added to the schedule.

Share photos of your progress using the hashtag #dgcqal or #doggonecuteqal

A quilt along is always more fun than quilting alone. And a blog hop helps to spread the fun around! Want to get in on the fun? Then grab a button below and share it on your blog!

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Please leave me a comment if you are planning to participate in the Quilt Along.
Send me an email at sewfreshquilts (@) gmail (.) com, with Dog Gone Cute in the subject, if you would like to be on the schedule for the Blog Hop.
Please add the button to your blog to help spread the word!

This quilt is my entry to the Pets on Quilts contest at Lily Pad Quilting, for the animal themed quilt category. Click here to check that out!


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58 Responses

  1. Carol S. says:

    Oh, these are just the cutest puppies!

  2. Gina says:

    These are adorable. I have to partcipate in this

  3. Yeah for cute animals!! Got my pattern printed and just need to find some fabric. I love that backing and binding fabric.

  4. Hi Lorna! I tell you just that I made today two ears (all by hand). This will be so much fun and surely we can't make only one puppy! x

  5. Kathy says:

    count me in – I love them – they are just way too cute – how about kitties next?

  6. Needled Mom says:

    That is so sweet. I'm counting on sewing along.

  7. Unknown says:

    Oh those dogs are so cute. I love the pattern. Got a lot on my plate so I'll pass on this one but I can't wait to see how everyone does!

  8. Unknown says:

    I am so in!!!

  9. Laura says:

    So cute! I don't think I'll have time to participate, but I'll be checking out what everyone else makes.

  10. SewPsyched! says:

    So Cuuuuuuttteee!!! What a fabulous pattern!! You've found your metier! You go Grrrl!!XX!

  11. Britt-Inger says:

    I love the cute puppies. I will of course sew along with you.

  12. Carol Meyer says:

    I would love to join, I will be making this for my son.

  13. I've bought the pattern already and made my first puppy. Love this pattern -so cute!!

  14. ellen stone says:

    Lorna, thank you for the add to the blog hop. Can't wait. You'll see why soon! Ellen15

  15. Margaret says:

    I hope it's not too late to jump on this cute bandwagon. I'll be following along.

  16. ZUCHINHA says:

    Love it. I'm counting on sewing along. Already purchased the pattern but I'm leaving now for one month vacations backing just the middle September, hope will be on time for. Thank you and congrats for the lovely pattern

  17. pollyanna says:

    Looking forward to the pups and the hop!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I'll be joining you for the QAL, just too cute to resist! :0) xx

  19. LOVE THOSE PUPPIES!! Wish I could participate, but I just don't have the time. I will however, follow the blog hop. Too, Cute.

  20. I have my pattern printed out and my fabric arrived yesterday, so I just need to find the time to get started! 🙂

  21. Lara B. says:

    Lorna, your quilt turned out soooo adorable! Ya know…on Monday the annual Pets on Quilts Show begins. You should enter your Dog Gone Cute Quilt in the pet themed quilt category! That show will be jam packed with pet lovers and it is a highly social linky party! Here is the link:

  22. Lara B. says:

    PS – I was going to suggest using Windy Day, it is perfect and you love it so much!

  23. Melanie says:

    I'm planning on quilting along! My mom would love this!

  24. That is SO cute! Wish I could join in… Maybe just one block 😊 it's hard to resist!!!

  25. Sherry Smart says:

    Yes, I'm planning on joining in on the quilt along. This is so incredibly cute!

  26. Lisa J. says:

    I'm so excited Lorna! I've been kind of busy and not paying attention to the internet the last week so I missed this but I have the perfect use for this cute little puppy quilt so I'm joining in your quilt so I'm joining in your quilt along for sure!

  27. Cut&Alter says:

    Very excited about all of this …….. Have had to restrain myself and get other things finished before diving in!

  28. Rachell says:

    Cute cute! I don't think I want to resist!

  29. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Just wondering how I can participate, since I don't have a blog. Karen

  30. I'm in! I love this pattern and can't wait to get started…Sept 1 will be here soon!

  31. Hi Karen, you can participate in just the quilt along, no need to have a blog…excerpt from above: \”To participate only in the Quilt Along, tune in to Sew Fresh Quilts beginning on September 1st, when block and quilt size options, and details of fabric requirements will be shared.\”

  32. Anonymous says:

    I've been following you on IG….thought I'd die when I saw the pig with the corn cob, then SQUIRREL….Oh yes, you know how to distract me but I must stay focused!!! NOW…the dogs….I'm leaning towards caving in on this one!

  33. Jasmine says:

    So cute!!! I always wonder what you will come up with next… A book maybe?

  34. Ruth says:

    Button added , pattern bought, so looking forward to this hop – this will be so cute in all fabrics!

  35. Dana Gaffney says:

    Lorna, that turned out so cute, I'm loving those puppies.

  36. Unknown says:

    Can't wait to get started.

  37. Anne D says:

    I cant resist. I have to join in. Thanks!!

  38. Baa. xxx says:

    Such cute puppy dogs – off to buy the pattern.

  39. Kelley says:

    This is awesome!! I have a retired Boxer Service Dog and this would be an awesome quilt to make in honor of him! 🙂 I can't wait! Thank you! 🙂

  40. So… my youngest son saw your dog quilt and declared that he wanted the shiny blue one (the third from the top in the first row on his 'nap blanket' for school ). So now, I will hurry and make a blanket for school nap in the next week and a half… so one big dog on a quilt it will be! Thanks for the great patterns!

  41. Very sweet pattern and good luck with your Quilt Along.

  42. CraftyKat says:

    So cute. I will be joining in for sure 🙂

  43. RJSOCH says:

    So cute! Can't wait to start

  44. Spotted your quilt along on another blog , these are really quirky . Love them

  45. Cute Doggie quilt!

  46. I am hoping to join the quilt along. So happy to see you added this cute quilt to the Pets on Quilts linky!

  47. legato1958 says:

    What an adorable quilt… and pattern! I love your fabrics in the quilt. Your SAL will be so fun! This is perfect for the Pets On Quilts Show!Susie

  48. tink's mom says:

    You said it all in your title, Dog Gone Cute.

  49. legato1958 says:

    What a cute and clever design for a quilt! I love the fabrics you chose on your super cute quilt. It's the cutest thing and perfect for the Pets on Quilts Show!!Susie

  50. Snoodles says:

    This mini is so cute! Thanks for joining our party!Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

  51. So darn cute! I can't wait to start my colorful mini version. I love the Kona Ash background. I may have to see if I can get my hands on some quickly.

  52. Christine M says:

    Your quilt is gorgeous!

  53. Carole says:

    Love the puppies, so cute. I have my pattern, but I am looking forward to the quilt along as it makes me get things done and finished. I have to go get my background fabric so I will be ready. Thank you.

  54. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    Just wanted to tell you again that your creativity is incredible!! This quilt is so dog gone cute. You can count me in for the sew along.

  55. Missy Shay says:

    Your quilt turned out great!

  56. Michele T says:

    I just love how each pup in your quilt is unique… Very sweet!!!!

  57. Debi says:

    Very cute and your fabric colors are lovely.

  58. DG says:

    Love it!!!