Thursday, August 26, 2021

National Dog Day!

It's here - National Dog Day - the day to celebrate dogs! Come link up your posts about those special dogs in your life, real or in fabric!

cute dog surrounded by a paw print


The linky party is open today, August 26 till midnight, Saturday, August 28 with guaranteed cuteness! Really, who can resist adorable puppies??? Keep reading to see my new fur babies and enter the giveaways!

Over the last week, I had a litter of my own - in fabric, that is. Meet the Good Dog, a block pattern now available in my QuiltFabriction Etsy shop.

three different colored dog quilt blocks

Aren't these just too cute? I had fun with the colorings - there's the classic white and black dog,

white and black dog quilt block

a grey/black dog with a white chest,

grey and black dog quilt block

and a cream/brown dog, also with a white chest, to round out the litter.

cream and brown dog quilt block

Per hubby's request, I made the Good Dog ears floppy, choosing to stitch a pink fabric to the underside then stitching the ear just at the top. Of course, the ears could easily have been fused down.

dog ear being held away from fabric block

As for the size, the Good Dog quilt block measures in at 12.5" wide and 10.75" tall. As blocks, I think their heads look a bit pointed and their paws too big, so I sewed some background at the top and bottom for a better sense of the Good Dog's proportions.

black and white dog quilt block

Just too darn cute!!

These pups have made me so happy over the last week! The Good Dog block was something I drew up years ago, and now could finally make after purchasing the Crafters Edge 3.5" and 6.5" Drunkards Path dies, plus a 7" ruler.  Of course, those rulers and dies aren't necessary as the pattern includes templates for them.

Want to win a free Good Dog block pattern? Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. The winner will be sent a Good Dog pattern via email - good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Though I have cats, I do have a grandpuppy, Po. He currently lives in Boston but will be moving to Durham, NC in a few months. Here he is at his birthday last December, wearing the bandana I made him to celebrate his special day.

border collie dog with bandana


Birthing the Good Dogs took longer than I expected, so I didn't get to make the Puppy Tales applique dog that looks like Po, pictured below in brown. Po does love wearing bandanas!

Until I get to that, the Puppy Tales applique dog pattern is not only available in my Etsy shop, but it's also the feature of the next giveaway - just enter via Rafflecopter! This too will be emailed to the winner.


And the doggy fun continues! For those who love paper piecing, I'm giving away Mary Hertel's Paper Piecing All Year Round. (affiliate link) 



Included inside is - you guessed it - dogs to paper piece!


To win, enter via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to continental US residents only - no Alaska, Hawaii, or International entries. Shipping is via USPS.


Now, let's get on to the party and see everyone's pups!!
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5 comments:

  1. Aww, Po is so perky!!! Cute dog blocks, too!!! Thanks for hosting the dog/quilt party, Susan!!!

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  2. Hi Susan, your dog blocks are really lovely. Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Such cute blocks! As always, you are amazing with what you design.

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