Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop
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|
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.
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:
- to make something quilted using the Dog Gone Cute pattern
- to blog about it in time for their day on the hop
- 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!
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!
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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Oh, these are just the cutest puppies!
These are adorable. I have to partcipate in this
Yeah for cute animals!! Got my pattern printed and just need to find some fabric. I love that backing and binding fabric.
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 Tejewww.nerospost.wordpress.com
count me in – I love them – they are just way too cute – how about kitties next?
That is so sweet. I'm counting on sewing along.
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!
I am so in!!!
So cute! I don't think I'll have time to participate, but I'll be checking out what everyone else makes.
So Cuuuuuuttteee!!! What a fabulous pattern!! You've found your metier! You go Grrrl!!XX!
I love the cute puppies. I will of course sew along with you.
I would love to join, I will be making this for my son.
I've bought the pattern already and made my first puppy. Love this pattern -so cute!!
Lorna, thank you for the add to the blog hop. Can't wait. You'll see why soon! Ellen15 septemberarts.blogspot.com
I hope it's not too late to jump on this cute bandwagon. I'll be following along.
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
Looking forward to the pups and the hop!
I'll be joining you for the QAL, just too cute to resist! :0) xx
LOVE THOSE PUPPIES!! Wish I could participate, but I just don't have the time. I will however, follow the blog hop. Too, Cute.
I have my pattern printed out and my fabric arrived yesterday, so I just need to find the time to get started! 🙂
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: http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/
PS – I was going to suggest using Windy Day, it is perfect and you love it so much!
I'm planning on quilting along! My mom would love this!
That is SO cute! Wish I could join in… Maybe just one block 😊 it's hard to resist!!!
Yes, I'm planning on joining in on the quilt along. This is so incredibly cute!
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!
Very excited about all of this …….. Have had to restrain myself and get other things finished before diving in!
Cute cute! I don't think I want to resist!
Just wondering how I can participate, since I don't have a blog. Karen
I'm in! I love this pattern and can't wait to get started…Sept 1 will be here soon!
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.\”
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!
So cute!!! I always wonder what you will come up with next… A book maybe?
Button added , pattern bought, so looking forward to this hop – this will be so cute in all fabrics!
Lorna, that turned out so cute, I'm loving those puppies.
Can't wait to get started.
I cant resist. I have to join in. Thanks!!
Such cute puppy dogs – off to buy the pattern.
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! 🙂
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!
Very sweet pattern and good luck with your Quilt Along.
So cute. I will be joining in for sure 🙂
So cute! Can't wait to start
Spotted your quilt along on another blog , these are really quirky . Love them
Cute Doggie quilt!
I am hoping to join the quilt along. So happy to see you added this cute quilt to the Pets on Quilts linky!
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
You said it all in your title, Dog Gone Cute.
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
This mini is so cute! Thanks for joining our party!Snoodles at Lilypadquilting
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.
Your quilt is gorgeous!
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.
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.
Your quilt turned out great!
I just love how each pup in your quilt is unique… Very sweet!!!!
Very cute and your fabric colors are lovely.