Here's my attempt at Dexter, our lab-chow mix and a real sweetheart.
And here's a detail showing his head in a close-up. Can you see his ear? ;)
Now here's the quilt portraying Tuppence, our little cocker who was a bundle of energy.
And here's the detail of her head. You might be able to guess that she was parti-colored in tans and white.
Finally, here are the two dogs as they really looked. You can see more of them on their own pages: Tuppence and Dexter.
Each little quilt measures 10 1/4" square, and I finished them
month that they were started -- March, 2003. They're machine pieced and
machine quilted. The patterns were made by Linda
Hibbert. You can judge for yourself whether the dogs and the
Once again, I found a paper-pieced dog pattern in Houston (this time in 2003) that I just couldn't leave behind! Each dog is dreaming about something special: chasing a cat or a bird, chewing on a big bone, taking a ride in the car, curling up in a cozy house.
The quilt was maching pieced and appliquéed (satin stitch), and I outline quilted each dog and then did a large stipple in the background. It measures 13" x 11" and uses buttons for the dream items. I finished it in November, 2003. I also tried a new-to-me method of binding this one, but I think I'll go back to my old method. ;) The pattern was made by Patchwork Plus.
Doberman Retirement Quiltlet
This is another of Linda
Hibbert's patterns. I made this as a retirement gift for my
husband's boss at his job supervising student teachers through the
local university. This man, who was also my boss when I did the same
job for a year, is a Doberman lover. Since I also used to have
Dobermans and still love them, I thought a quilt to reflect that was
appropriate. It is paper pieced and free-motion machine quilted. I used
a variegated thread in the border, but it's difficult to see. Here is
the quilt (left) and a part of the back with the label (right):
The fabric on the back is the
started me collecting dog fabrics some years ago, and which resulted in
my Doggie Brick Road quilt. This quiltlet measures 11.75" square and
was finished at the end of March, 2004.
is yet another of the patterns from Linda Hibbert's CD-ROM. My twin and
her DH have an adorable salt and pepper miniature schnauzer named
Scarlett, and I decided that I should try to make a little quiltlet of
her. The problem was that the pattern called for cropped ears, and
Scarlett's are floppy. So I edited the pieces a bit and came up with
This one measures
approximately 10 7/8"
square and was machine pieced and quilted in May, 2004; it's a gift for
Scarlett's family. ;)
This doggie quilt is --
obviously -- not
paper-pieced. It started out as
a panel that I just couldn't leave when I saw it at our local quilt
show in 2006. (Are you seeing a pattern of behavior here?) To the panel
I added an adorable puppy print, the black pawprint fabric and the rust
accent.. I machine quilted it and then added cording piping between the
border and the binding.
This one measures 32 1/2" x
26 1/2", and I
finished it in May, 2006.