Dog Gone Cute – Quilt Along Kickoff!
Welcome to the very first week in the Dog Gone Cute quilt along blog hop! Today I will be introducing the Blog Hop participants who will be showing off their Dog Gone Cute creations throughout the month of October. And I will also be sharing the block and quilt size options.
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. All these posts will be available on that page and the live links will be added as each post is published.
Hope you will be quilting along!
Now, let me introduce you….
It will be such a treat for us during October to get to know these super sweet Blog Hop participants, found on the Blog Hop Schedule below. Some of them have been sharing a little progress on their blogs. Providing lots of inspiration and maybe they’ll give you a few ideas of how you might like your pups to look. Take some time this week to drop by and say HELLO!
Louisa of Sewmotion
Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
|Dog Gone Cute 12 block layout|
Using the instructions for making a 12 block quilt, the finished size of the quilt will be approximately 30” x 30” for the mini quilt using the small blocks or approximately 60” x 60” for the maxi quilt using the large blocks.
Using the instructions for making a 12 block quilt WITH the Paw Print Border blocks, the finished size of the quilt will be 74” x 74” using the large blocks.
Small blocks measure 9” x 6” finished
Large blocks measure 18” x 12” finished
But you can make whatever you would like. Here are a few suggestions:
At 18″ x 12″, one large Dog Gone Cute block is the PERFECT size for a placemat.
Or a pillow!
At 9″ x 6″, one small Dog Gone Cute block is the PERFECT size for a mug rug.
Or a pillow!
Use a few large blocks in a row to make a handsome bed runner or table runner.
If you decide not to make the mini or maxi quilt, don’t worry about the following material and cutting instructions. There will, however, be a chart for each individual Dog Gone Cute block, listing the required pieces. First up next week will be Block 1 & Block 2!
To make the mini or maxi quilt, here are the required materials and cutting instructions.
Quilt 12 SMALL blocks
From the Background cut (4) strips at 2” and (3) strips at 1.5” for sashing and borders
Cut the 2” border strips to (2) strips at 30.5” long and (2) strips at 27.5” long
Cut the 1.5” sashing strips to (3) strips at 27.5” long
From the Background also cut (4) strips at 2.5”, (7) strips at 1.5” and (1) strip at 1”
Crosscut as follows: (12) 2.5” x 5.5”, (12) 2.5” x 4.5”, (12) 2.5” squares, (6) 1.5” x 5.5”, (6) 1.5” x 3.5”, (72) 1.5” squares, (24) 1” squares
From the Black cut (12) 1” x 1.5” and (24) 1” squares
From the Pink cut (12) 1.5” squares
From the Binding Fabric cut (3) 2.5” x WOF strips for binding. Prepare your binding and set aside for later.
Quilt 12 LARGE blocks
From the Background cut (6) strips at 3.5” and (5) strips at 2.5” for sashing and borders
Join and cut the 3.5” border strips to (2) strips at 54.5” long and (2) strips at 60.5” long
Join and cut the 2.5” sashing strips to (3) strips at 54.5” long
(If making the Paw Print Border Blocks, use these instructions instead:
From the Background cut (6) strips at 10.5” for borders and cut (5) strips at 2.5” for sashing
Join and cut the 10.5” border strips to (2) strips at 74.5” long and (2) strips at 50.5” long
Join and cut the 2.5” sashing strips to (3) strips at 54.5” long)
From the Background also cut (8) strips at 4.5”, (7) strips at 2.5” and (1) strip at 1.5”
Crosscut as follows: (12) 4.5” x 10.5”, (12) 4.5” x 8.5”, (12) 4.5” squares, (6) 2.5” x 10.5”, (6) 2.5” x 6.5”, (72) 2.5” squares, (24) 1.5” squares
From the Black cut (12) 1.5” x 2.5” and (24) 1.5” squares
From the Pink cut (12) 2.5” squares
From the Binding Fabric cut (6) 2.5” x WOF strips for binding. Prepare your binding and set aside for later.
A word or two about the piecing methods used…..
These blocks use a traditional piecing method known as the “stitch and flip” method. Being as I press my seams open, and recommend you do too for these blocks, I have renamed the method – STOP.
Stitch along the diagonal line
Trim 1/4″ away from the seam
Open your seam and finger press
Press the seam open using your iron
For the purpose of the following diagrams, wrong side of fabric is depicted by grey.
Sew all pieces with right sides together.
For example, the instructions in this pattern are given as follows:
Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (A) and (E) squares, place them right sides together on the corners of the (F) rectangles and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red. Trim a 1/4″ seam and press open.
But in actuality, you will need to break this instruction down as follows:
Figure A shows all the pieces required for the step. You will first have to sew the (A) squares on the corners, as shown in Figure B. Then trim the corners, as shown in Figure C.
Use this handy colouring page to plan your quilt. Just right click on the picture and save to your computer. Then print it out!
Whether you are making a mini quilt, maxi quilt, or something else of your own creation….
Hope you have a Dog Gone FUN time choosing your fabrics and planning your quilt along project!
And see you next week for the instructions for Blocks 1 & 2.
If you just can’t wait…. the pattern is available for purchase from my pattern shop here.
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