Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pedal's Pups on the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop

Week 6 of the Sew Fresh Quilts Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop

I've always had a thing for little white spotted dogs. I think it runs in the family because I have some adorable photos of my dad as a little boy with his own spotted pup sitting on the running board of his dad's car in the 1930's. Then, my Great-granddad Smith had a Fox Terrier named Pooch that I just adored when I was a chubby little toddler in the early 1960's.

Our first Jack Russell Terrier was a sweet little girl named Agatha and now we have a scruffy little broken coat guy we call Cooper.

So, Lorna, of Sew Fresh Quilt's, Dog Gone Cute pattern was a project that I had to make at least once. My first go round was the large block that I modified to resemble Cooper. (For more Info CLICK HERE)

But one Dog Gone Cute project was not enough for me so I purchased a bundle of C&S basics to make a colorful version on a three by three grid using the small block. I have six of my nine blocks finished.

I chose to use Charcoal Kona for my background and White Kona for the faces. I really like the perky ear with the pink HST so all my pups sport that look. It reminds me of that intense Jack Russell gaze that tells you they are always ready for fun.

Here's the colors I have on deck. I'm partial to that vaseline green color and I can't wait to add that block to the pack.

My plan is to do the thin sashing, border and binding all in the Charcoal Kona.

I'm not even finished with this version and I'm already contemplating a third.

Now, here's the Blog Hop line up:

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out
Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, October 8
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13
Ruth of Charly and Ben’s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathy’s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20 - Current Week
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22
Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heide’s Quilty Hugs
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
Valerie of Val’s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29
Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie's Sunroom
Tracy of Tracy’s Bits N Pieces

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a super cute finish! Love the red with the black and white binding, it makes the pup pop. Looking forward to seeing the little pups finished. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Heide

  2. What a great choice of fabrics for those sweet puppy blocks! It will look amazing when it is finished!

  3. The Cooper block is great. You can just see his personality coming through the quilt. I love how your other pups are looking. I think this pattern is going to become a favourite in this house too. I've made a quilt and a mug rug. I fancy making a tote bag with them next xx

  4. Hi! I love your 'Cooper' mini quilt! You have chosen beautiful colours, red is super for the background and the binding is perfect! Looking for to see the rest of the puppies finished. x Teje & Nero

  5. That Cooper mini is da bomb! I really enjoyed reading about your love for little spotted dogs and how it runs in the family, Gayle. I must be from the same family!!! And what a gorgeous pack of puppies! Looking forward to continuing to see your progress!

  6. I have loved Coopers little block with the stripped binding since you made it. And the C&S puppies are too cute. Can't wait to see when they are finished.

  7. Love your use of C&S fabrics. I can't wait to see it finished!

  8. I like them all. Great fabric choices.

  9. I love that you modified the pattern to resemble your doggie, very clever, and your smaller blocks are so cute!

  10. I love the fabric that you have used for your puppies. I can´t wait to see them finished.

  11. Very, very sweet blocks! Love your color choices.

  12. They do have that intense gaze don't they...especially when a squirell is in sight! Your pups will make for a fun, colorful quilt!!

    1. Cooper can barely contain himself around a ball of any kind!

  13. Great quilting on your "Cooper" finish. I love the striped binding, too.

  14. Love your Cooper pup block!! It captures him perfectly!! And your quilt with the C & S pups will be gorgeous! What fun!!

  15. Great blocks! Think I have to buy this pattern!

  16. Great blocks! Think I have to buy this pattern!

  17. I think my favorite thing that you did was use multiple browns for shading in a single dog. So cute!

  18. Your dogs are awesome. I love the red background. I'm thinking about another project as well...this pattern is addictive.

  19. love your puppies and can't wait to see it finished with all your cool colors....Cooper is pretty awesome too!

  20. Fun puppies. Love all those bright colors. The black really makes them pop!

  21. That is a super finish - great colorway. The puppies are cute too. I completely understand about Lorna's patterns being addicting!