Friday, January 8, 2016

A Doxie Pillow

A Geometric Doxie Pillow

You may have noticed that I love to make projects with cat patterns.

Cats Projects     made by Susie's Sunroom

This week, I had the pleasure of testing a new  dog paper pieced pattern for Kristy @ Quiet Play.    Kristy has been designing the cutest geometric patterns lately !  See this adorable Geo  Little Cat block that I made earlier-

 Geometric  Little Cat pattern  ... I made mine a Fig Tree Fabrics Calico Cat

The brand new pattern:   Geometric  Doxie   will be in her pattern shop at the end of January.  ( here)

Pattern:     Geometric Doxie    - a 12 inch block   by  Kristy @ Quiet Play
My Geo Doxie block    by Susie's Sunroom

My parents had a  reddish brown miniature Dachshund, when I was growing up. So, I decided to make this block into a pillow for my mother's birthday in February.   I dug deep into my Fig Tree stash   piles for some fabrics that reminded me of our little Frauline.

Fabrics used:   Fig Tree Fabrics-   Patisserie, Millhouse Inn ( the red), and Buttercup ( the chain link),  and a brown blender from my stash ( the dark brown)
1 - 14 inch pillow form

I love using fabrics from my fabulous Fig Tree  stash!  { Are any of you crazy about Fig Tree fabrics like I am , and also have a big stash of it? }

I added a 1 inch sash on all four sides  (Buttercup)

For the quilting:  a bit of outline quilting around the pup, and a few "wiggle lines" to suggest some tail movement.    The  background fabric , with the tiny flowers, in Patisserie  Butter Cream, is one of my favorites!  It is even prettier in person.

The back has a covered zipper.... of course.  

The back of my pillow... mixing Patisserie with Millhouse Inn

I think that Frauline is looking for Whiskers....

Have a wonderful weekend!  

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                       Fabric Frenzy Friday  @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and

                             TGIFF  @  Quilt Matters   and
                      Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. Gorgeous cushion - that is one cute Dachshund. You do know you are my guru when it comes to paper-piecing don't you?

  2. You are so incredibly great at this Susie! Adorable dachshund pillow and the Fig Tree fabrics make it so warm and welcoming. Your Mom is going to treasure this!

  3. Happy New Year Susie! I love all your quilty animal projects! Your dachshund (colors and wonderful technique) is darling-- what a nice gift it'll be for your mom!

  4. So cute! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  5. What a sweet tribute to Fraulein! I love the fabrics you chose - it's just adorable, and Mom will love it to pieces!

  6. Your little Frauline is adorable! I love Kristie's patterns too. And you have made such a fine remembrance of your dog. I am sure your mom is going to love this pillow!

  7. I love your kitty blocks, Susie! What a great idea to make a pillow with the sweet Dachshund block for your mum! She will really love it.



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