Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Naughty Little Puppy Baby Quilt

The Naughty Little Puppy Baby Quilt... a Dog Gone Cute Pattern !

"The Naughty Little Puppy Quilt" .... a Dog Gone Cute pattern   

Welcome to the last day of the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop! It is my turn to share with you what I made from the new  Dog Gone Cute pattern!   I could not resist joining in to make these adorable puppy blocks, even though I have a kitty cat and no dogs.  ("Someone" does not play well with other pets!!)

pattern here

I want to thank the sweet, and super talented, Lorna, for putting together the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along and this blog hop...  where we can all  show and share our beautiful projects that use her pattern...  Dog Gone Cute!  ( available here )  

Pattern  by Sew Fresh Quilts

I decided to make a baby quilt , using these cute pups with oodles of  personality.
Sew.... let's see what I made for the Blog Hop!

Let me gather the crew together..... Here little guys!! Come on over  here and sit still for a picture for the Blog Hop!
Ok now , you are all here  .....  Sit ! Hold still !!  {Snap!}


Dog Gone Cute Quilt pattern.... "The Naughty Little Puppy" baby quilt by Susie's Sunroom

Everybody was co-operating, except for  that one little, naughty puppy! 

The Naughty Little Puppy Baby Quilt

My Quilt:
Dog Gone Cute -   design by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts   (available here)

Quilt Size:     I modified my quilt size to be:  40 "  high  by 52 " across

Lorna's pattern is for - 30 "   and  60"  square quilts.
The pattern has directions for a set of 8 different pups ,  in both  6" x 9" blocks and 12 " x 18 " blocks.  You can vary/ "mix and match"   the pups as you please.  How fun is that!

Fabrics:   Kona Cotton Lime  for block background
               From my stash:   
                     Striped fabric-  Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
                         Batik  -blue
                    Green-  Marmalade  Sugar Leaf  by Moda
                    Dots Stripe-  Remix Dot Stripe Royal  by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
                    Auqua-  Sanctuary    Glass Tiles  by Patty Young  for Michael Miller
                        Border-  Disco Dot  Caribbean  Michael Miller
                     Binding-  Blue Kona cotton

 Quilting:   Aurifil thread  # 3320     50 weight  light green from Color Me Happy Collection
Batting:  Warm and Natural              
I used the remaining border fabric for the backing.  It was "stretched out" to fit the width, by adding the center strip with pieces of the leftovers  and the remaining puppy block!
 I also added a little applique' paw print .  I was inspired by  the beautiful quilt by Doris, of Quilting Queen Online blog.  (see here )  It reminded me of a paw mark that has been imprinted into wet cement... a mischievous  puppy does something like that!

The back -     A pieced strip in the middle

The center block is the Mama Dog.  Mama doggy is  12 " by 18 " , the larger block size.

Mamma is in the center.
The small blocks are 6" by 9 ".   After I sewed the top little puppy block on, I realized it was attached upside down.  As I got the seam ripper ready to tear it out, my husband said, "Keep it!  It looks fun!"  So , that little fellow became the naughty one of the litter! 

Three little pups to one side

And three more little pups to the left side

I quilted  with the walking foot, and this light green Aurifil thread #3320  -from the Color Me Happy collection.   I used the wavy stitch, on the largest stitch size, in the sashes and the borders. Each pup shape was outlined with a straight stitch.
I used my curvy stitch (largest size) and  my walking foot for quilting

My husband also noticed the Disco Dots fabric  (  for the border and backing fabrics)... he said it reminded him of  tennis balls that a puppy would play with!

A fun way to use up scraps from the blocks!

A note about this Sew Fresh Quilt pattern:    Lorna's directions are clear and easy to follow!  She has excellent diagrams. I loved making the blocks!

Treat yourself and check out all of today's featured bloggers!

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Susie of Susie's Sunroom  ** YOU ARE HERE !  ***

And also,  check out Lorna's blog,  Sew Fresh Quilts, on Nov. 3-10 for the  big linky party.   That's where everyone  will be sharing their own Dog Gone Cute projects from the quilt along !!

****I think there will be an opportunity for everyone to vote for favorite quilts... I'd be thrilled for any quilty love that you want to send my way!!    ****

Here is the whole schedule of blogs for the  entire Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop:
You 'll want to see everyone of them !  Their work is amazing and inspiring!  Smiles Alert!!

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out

Thursday, October 8
Nina of Inchworming
Brandy of Pampered Pettit

Tuesday, October 13
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel

Thursday, October 15
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27
Teje of Nero’s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Susie of Susie's Sunroom

Thanks for stopping by at Susie's Sunroom!

Oh, and in case you were wondering..... this is what my Quilty Helper, Whiskers, thought about a doggy quilt....

No caption needed    ;)    

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:  Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts   and LINKY PARTY !!
                      Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                    Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and
                         TGIFF @ Faith and Fabric   and
                   And Sew We Craft Together @ And Sew We Craft


  1. What a great job. Love the naughty puppy and those colors are fantastic.

  2. Hi Susie - what a lovely finish for the DGC blocks! So bright and cheerful .... I especially like the last picture with your cat - it's just what ours has been doing on my DGC quilt!!!

  3. You have outdone yourself, Susie! This is such a cute quilt and I love that naughty little puppy! The fabrics are so bright and cheery. And the quilting looks fabulous! Silly Whiskers....

  4. Ohhhhh......this is just darling! Love the fun colors and how you did the backing. Such great work. Thanks for shaing. Hugs, Heide

  5. I'm glad you kept the naughty pup in there like that! really adds a charm to an already lovely quilt!

  6. It was a fabulous idea to leave that naughty dog on there. It looks so, so cute! My dogs are naughty most of the time, so this quilt would be perfect in my house. Love the colors you chose and the look on your kitty. Definitely not a stick-out-your-tongue-at-it quilt!

  7. I love the fact that you combined a large pup with a litter of little pups and the fabric selection is so much fun! And there's always one naughty little puppy in the bunch. Good on you for just letting him be!

  8. I love your contrary puppy and the rest of her family. Very sweet finish.

  9. This is a beautiful quilt and I loved reading your post. Smart hubby for saying leave the naughty pup.

  10. I love your quilt! Turquoise and lime green are my favorite colors, so this one really grabbed my eye! :)

  11. What a great idea. Your quilt is gorgeous.

  12. Very fun to surround the big dog with all those puppies.

  13. It's a puppy party!!! Who wouldn't love to be snuggled by all of these playful puppies?!?! And I have to say, if they were real doggies, and I was choosing one to take home, I'm pretty sure that naughty one would be my first choice. I love everything about this cute quilt!

  14. Awww, what an adorable litter of pups! Mommy looks so proud of her brood. Whiskers' opinion is too precious!!

  15. How cute! I love Lorna's doggies! The little puppy upside down is my favorite touch! Wll done!

  16. I like how you have added even more personality to these adorable pups! The upside down one ws just meant to be, and the paw print on the back is a superb touch! Well done!

  17. Love how you showcased the pups! Well done!

  18. Love the fabrics you used in your quilt. That green is so vivid, and really makes the cute dog blocks stand out. Yes, I too like that 'naughty dog' block. It just adds character to the whole quilt ;)!

  19. Haha!! That's so cute with the one upside-down pup - and the CAT on it! lol :D

  20. The naughty pup is such a sweet take on the quilt, I love it!! They are so adorable and mom looks really happy and proud! And yes, definitely no caption needed for the photo with Whiskers sitting on it :)


  21. I love the Lime background. And the border fabric is fabulous. Job well done!

  22. Oh my goodness. I'm laughing out loud at that last photo with the cat! I love your quilt and that you used both sizes of dogs on it. My favorite is the "naughty" puppy and that your husband encouraged you to leave it! Fantastic finish. Congratulations!

  23. What a great post! I'm quite fond of that naughty little puppy!

  24. Hi! This is fantastic quilt! I love everything here: puppies, colours, fabrics and the humour! So glad that you didn't send away the naughty puppy! Tennis balls are must (Nero plays with them everyday and bites them like chewing gum). This is really super quilt! x Teje & Nero

  25. so pretty, love the bright colors, great job

  26. What a fun color combination, and that little naughty one is fun!

  27. It is so fun to check out your naughty puppy a second time during the Linky it again and again!

  28. I just love your version! So bright & colorful!

  29. This is a beauty, love your creative back too!

  30. Hahahahahaha...oh that is toooo funny with Whiskers sticking out her tongue. What a great shot Susie!
    I really love your Dog Gone Cute Quilt and especially how you surrounded the Mama with all her pups. Simply adorable!

  31. RIght!!! I too cracked up at your kitty sticking her tongue out at the doggies...she's probably jealous! Love your color combination of greens and blues!

  32. So very creative and makes a fun story of the naughty puppy! My favorite part of the fabric is the large polka dot border...adds super fun playfulness!

  33. Love your Naughty Puppy quilt!!! I'm voting for it too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  34. Love the naughty puppy quilt! you did an awesome job!

  35. what a fun color combo Susie! Those giant dots are great!


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