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Let’s Bee Social #120

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social and thank you so much for making this party such a success!

Today I have a very special finish to share with you. But not a finish of mine….

It was back in January when I received my first email from Ann. We emailed back and forth for a bit. She wanted to make the Dog Gone Cute quilt, but had not quilted in quite some time. So she had a few questions.

Ann said, “Awesome, you’re the best, thanks!
I have not quilted for about 30 years so I have to dust off all of my stuff.
I have a cutting board, wheel and all the things I need.
Expecting my first grandchild so I thought I better get started!”

Ann continued to email me with a few more questions. I can’t imagine going without quilting for so long and not being a little rusty. I encouraged her to first just make one block. I knew that if she could get her first block done, it would all come back to her.

Ann said, YAY… dog one out of 24.

I thought after all the bugging I have done asking you questions

you would like to see my first success… and it measures 6.5 x 9.5… perfect.”

Now this past Monday Ann announced, “Woo hoo… I just finished the quilt.
Here are pictures. The one that looks like there is nothing there
is a close up of the dog paw I quilted between the dogs….
and it was dog gone fun to do, too!”

Size is 39″ x 46″

Here you can see the cute paw print quilting….

Ann also sent along a photo of her models
and said, “I thought you would enjoy seeing a picture
of my dog Xena (the one on the right)… she is a poster dog for your pattern.
Now you can see why I loved “Dog Gone Cute” so much!!!
Lucky is not far off either… he died a couple years ago
and now I have another second rescued pit mix.

 Ann’s dogs – Lucky and Xena

I am so proud of Ann and her Dog Gone Cute quilt.
And I have a feeling that this will be the first of many quilts to come.
Made with love for her family and friends!


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24 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    How does that song go \” With a little help from a friend\” or something like that, this is so true for Ann and yourself. What a doggone wonderful result.

  2. Karin says:

    That is fantastic…Ann did such a lovely job!

  3. Preeti says:

    You are an inspiration,Lorna!!!Hugs,Preeti.

  4. Ann did an awesome job!! It's great that she reached out for help and was able to revive her old skills 🙂

  5. Ann's quilt is very beautiful. Her dogs are handsome (both the real ones and the quilted ones). I find that the paw quilting is the perfect detail to complement the design. Lovely team work! 🙂

  6. such a cute doggy quilt. I didn't have time to sew yesterday I was planting my garden – I know you all up north are just thinking gardens and they are a way off – back to some sewing later today

  7. Thank you for sharing this lovely quilt from Ann! You also have a generous heart – that is special!

  8. JanineMarie says:

    What a sweet story! I'm glad you could rejuvenate her love of quilt making. And what a sweet quilt. I love the combination of hand and machine quilting, too.

  9. What an awesome accomplishment and beautiful quilt finish you shared today! 🙂 And thanks for sharing about the new quilt bloggers hop, too.

  10. What a fantastic quilt! I hope Ann is already starting on her next quilt. Thanks for hosting!

  11. SarahZ says:

    Oh my! What a super sweet quilt and finish!!! And all hand quilted too!! Congrats Ann, and welcome back to this wonderful world of quilting! You couldn't have jumped back in with a better helper!!!

  12. Karen says:

    Oh, my gosh — that is sew cute! Ann did a great job with her fabric selection, piecing, and quilting. I want to know what her next project is going to be.

  13. Lara B. says:

    What a wonderful story and quite a thrill to read about too! Ann's Dog Gone Cute Quilt is very awesome! Even after that long of a break, she sure had no problem turning out a beautiful quilt! Lucky and Xena definitely are Poster Pups for this quilt!

  14. Baa. xxx says:

    Wow! Serious – doesn't quilt for 30 years and then produces such a wonderful quilt. That's amazing! She has done a fantastic job. Her grandchild will have a quilt full of memories.

  15. Ioleen says:

    WOW!!!!! Great job Ann.

  16. JanineMarie says:

    Back again! Congrats on your win with Banff National Park, Lorna!!!

  17. tubakk says:

    I love those doggies, when they are in your quilt. Else I'm a bit afraid of them.

  18. lalaluu says:

    Excellent and timely post! I have just completed by Dog Gone Cute quilt top and am wondering how to quilt it! Love the doggie paws and the cute doggie pic!

  19. Nancy says:

    Your pups are so cute, and how great that you hand quilted them! Fabulous!–Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  20. Paige says:

    Ann didn't skip a beat when she started quilting again! One lucky grandbaby to get the sweet pups!

  21. Carole says:

    Lorna, What a cute pattern and Ann did such nice job on her quilt. It's still on my to do list, I think it just moved up to the top to do first. Thanks for all you do.

  22. Sewmotion says:

    Oh those doggies are so cute, great choice of fabrics too! It feels so great when you've inspired someone to take up or come back to our amazing craft – does she know it will now take over her life!? 🙂

  23. Rachel says:

    Lovely! I especially like the little paw prints.

  24. I really like the fabrics Anne chose for Dog Gone quilt. And Kudos to you for helping. You are a selfless giver and I appreciate your help when I first started blogging.