Let’s Bee Social #175
Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!
So glad to have you join us for the Let’s Bee Social weekly linky party!
You could say this week….
Things around here have gone to the dogs…..
These two Husky dog blocks were designed for my good friend Elaine. She is also known as Crazy Quilter on a Bike and her blog can be found here. She has a Husky named Lexi.
The Husky Dog quilt block pattern has been added to my pattern shop here.
I have quite a few pillow inserts hanging around, so I decided to turn these two blocks into matching cushion covers. Because I did not have enough of either of the paw print fabrics used for the background, I made one with the darker blue and one with the lighter blue, and trimmed the blocks to 18″ square after quilting. But my pillow inserts were 20″ square, so these guys are quite stuffed!
I used grey thread for the organic wavy line quilting on both.
The quilting stands out more on the darker one, but blends in more with the lighter one.
The backings were made using a heavy decor weight fabric that I picked up at a second hand shop a long time ago. I have used it previously to recover a couple of my kitchen chairs. And I decided to keep it simple by using the envelope style of closure.
And over on Instagram, I was tagged by Jessica when she posted a request for help. Her dog Jenny was dying, and has since passed. Jessica was hoping for help to create a memory quilt using the Dog Gone Cute design. She was asking for white dogs on a pink background using the large size block.
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Lorna, adorable huskies! You are so creative! Thanks for hosting!
Such a fun couple of doggies!
My heart goes out to Jessica! It is always so hard to loose a pet!Love, love your husky dog block. It is already downloaded. My first dog was a husky mix, and I have always loved them. You did a beautiful design of it, Lorna – thanks :)!
Those huskies are awesome, Lorna! And I love the paw print fabric for them, too. Nice work!
The huskies are ADORABLE! The quilting community is such a big place with loving hearts. I have no doubt Jessica will have all the blocks she needs in no time at all.
Oh I love these blocks! So pretty!!
I feel for Jessica as were going through the fast decline of our dog now. It's so sad and you try to do the best you can to make them happy and comfortable. Love the husky block, the eyes are perfect!
Cute huskies. Love your wavy lines.
Hi Lorna, thanks for the linky party. I have a special post today that I linked with, it's from your visit to the Elmira Needlesisters last week. link #41.
My going to the dogs would never look as cute as this 🙂 The cushions are fantastic, and all the dog blocks with pink backgrounds will make for such a sweet memory quilt.
He is super cute…kind of cuddly like a bear!
Hi Lorna, love the huskies 🙂
The huskies make perfect pillows, they are so much fun.