Friday, September 11, 2015

Dog Gone Cute Block

So I've been eyeing the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along over at Sew Fresh Quilts for the past couple weeks since she announced it. I kind of wanted to make a quilt, but I have a lot going on and didn't know if I wanted to commit to a whole quilt along. So I decided to try a block out.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous when I looked at the first block tutorials she posted! I'm a pretty proficient sewer, but I'm still new to complicated quilt blocks and those seemed a little intimidating. But I eventually took the leap and got one done. And they were really fun to make. It was easier than I thought, and I liked learning how to construct the pieces.

I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. It was a little mismatched in the nose, so I have a 1/2" seam allowance in there to fix it...shhhh! :) That extra seam allowance makes it a 11.5" block now...not sure if they were supposed to be a full 12". I knew I was making the "big block" but for some reason it was bigger than I expected. I might try the little guy next. If I don't end up using this for a quilt, I was thinking about making it into a pillow.

The only thing is that I don't think I want to use such a dark patterned fabric if I'm doing to do a black background...definitely not enough contrast. I'll probably try a few more with some hot pink/black/white fabrics from my stash and see how it turns out. Not sure who I'd give it to yet though! I'm thinking maybe my friend Mary's 4 year old daughter since I'm making the new baby a quilt.

Until later, happy sewing!

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  1. Awww! He's so cute! I am so glad you took the plunge and tried out a Dog Gone Cute block, Jamie. Looking forward to seeing more!

    1. Thanks Lorna! I'm glad I could participate...I LOVE your quilt designs. They are so fun!

  2. What a cute pup! Kudos for giving it a try. It turned out great.

  3. You did a great job on the cute puppy. It would make a very nice pillow. Keep up the good work!