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Dog Gone Cute maxi quilt finish

Posted on: August 28th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Only four more days… And the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along Blog Hop begins!

I am PAWS-atively super excited! And the response to my request for participants has been overwhelming! Which is a good thing. Thank you all for wanting to join in the fun – cheerleaders included!

The Quilt Along starts on September 1st. You can find all the details on the Dog Gone Cute page tab just below my blog header.  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 the quilt along fun!

This is my second finished Dog Gone Cute project. It’s the maxi size version of the pattern.


Finishing at 60″ x 60″ using 12 of the large size blocks, these little pups were made using Kona Coal for the background. I chose from 12 different fabrics for the pups, and each uses much less than a fat quarter. These large size blocks finish at 18″ x 12″.


I quilted my fave organic wavy lines with my walking foot using a 3.3 stitch length using a light grey Superior Threads’ So Fine! #30 on top and plain white Guetermann polyester thread in the bobbin.


For the backing, I used the absolute last remaining yardage of this sweet print. This is Windy Day in Aqua from the Backyard Baby collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.


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 Dog Gone Cute mini quilt and also on my Squirrels in the Park quilt back in May.




This Dog Gone Cute maxi quilt was the 51st use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.


Hope you will be joining us for the Quilt Along and Blog Hop! This is going to be so Dog Gone FUN! I have been seeing some sneak peeks showing up on instagram and some of the blog hoppers have been sharing progress posts to their blogs. You will be amazed at their creativity! I am so proud to have them in my kennel! I will be introducing all the blog hop participants in my first post for the quilt along on September 1st…. So be sure to take some time and hop around to their blogs and meet them!



Linking up to Finish it up Friday with


Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts



Keep On Quilting On!
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22 Responses

  1. What a great pattern and cute quilt finish, Lorna. It is going to be a treat to see what everyone creates. 🙂

  2. Britt-Inger says:

    So cute I am so looking forward to make these sweeties Have a great weekend

  3. Ruth says:

    Planning on Kona charcoal background too – love how they pop out. I'm really loving the blues on their faces!

  4. That was such a quick make! Love those puppy faces and I'm looking forward to following the blog hop from the sidelines 🙂

  5. Dana Gaffney says:

    I'm really looking forward to the hop, those dogs are just too cute.

  6. Carla says:

    Another fabulous finish Lorna! I think the little guy with the black patch is my favourite ; )

  7. legato1958 says:

    Oh my goodness… this Dog Gone Cute large quilt is sew delightful!! I love the gray background, and your quilting!! The back is very pretty, too… it reminds me of the backyard where the puppies can run around and play!! I think my favorite pup is the one with the blue raindrops!I can hardly wait for the sew along , and am so happy to be in the Blog Hop!!Susie

  8. So danged cute! I can't believe I've finally given in to the cuteness. Now to decide which dogs to make and what to make them out of! 🙂

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    Every time you make a new pattern I think now how is she going to top that one but you always do!!

  10. LOVE your puppies, Lorna. They are so adorable!

  11. Lara B. says:

    This version is just as adorable Lorna! It's no surprise at all how popular your Dog Gone Cute QAL is! You are developing quite a reputation for creating fun things!

  12. Looks great, I like the subtle difference in the coals, way to make lemonade…in a good way! I am enjoying making my houndies…I die of cuteness overload a bit everytime I layout the eyes and start to see the cutie face develop.

  13. Jasmine says:

    This is super cute! And it looks so good with your curvy walking foot quilting.

  14. They are so darn cute!!

  15. They are so cute! What a great design to create such a perfect face.

  16. Such a cute design for this quilt! The windy day fabric on the back is great.

  17. Glinda ♥ says:

    Wonderful Woofers!

  18. Rosa says:

    They are just stunning.Great design!

  19. Heather says:

    I put the linky code from the box for this QAL on my blog, but the image is too big and covers up the text of my posts. how do I made it smaller?

  20. Sewmotion says:

    Finally back from our European road trip, so will be getting stuck into my cute puppies this week, really looking forward to my first QAL! Button will be going on to my website tomorrow! 🙂

  21. Vera says:

    Fun, fun, well done!

  22. Unknown says:

    I'm pretty late to the party, but wanted to thank you for such a cute pattern. I had a lot of fun making this quilt and the finished product will be raffled to support a low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinic in eastern Kentucky.