21 November 2016

Dog Gone Cute - Paw Print bonus border blocks

"Dog Gone Cute" quilt with Paw Print borders finishes at 74" x 74"

Last week I ran a workshop for the Dufferin Piecemakers near Orangeville. One of the participants, Lynda chose the Dog Gone Cute pattern to work on that day. You can see her sweet dog blocks here. She expressed an interest in having a paw print block to add to the border. So today I am sharing the Paw Print bonus border block instructions for the Dog Gone Cute quilt along.

These instructions are for the Large Block quilt. My original Dog Gone Cute quilt can be seen hereIf you would like to make a Dog Gone Cute quilt, this is a free quilt. The instructions can be found by clicking on the Quilt Alongs tab beneath my blog header.

The original cutting instructions call for strips to be cut for the sashing and borders. If you want to add the Paw Print Border Blocks, use these instructions instead:

From the Background, you will need:
(2) strips at 10.5" x 74.5”
(2) strips at 10.5" x 38.5”
(3) strips at 2.5" x 54.5”

To make the Paw Print Border Blocks as shown in the photo at the beginning of this post, also cut the amounts given in this chart.

Step 1: Sew 2 of the Black B strips between the Background C and * strips. Trim the end of the strip set and then crosscut into 8 @ 1.5" wide units.

Step 2: Sew the Background D strips between the 2 remaining Black B strips. Trim the end of the strip set and then crosscut into 8 @ 1.5" wide units.

Step 3: Place the Background A squares on the corners of the Black E rectangles, with right sides facing together. Sew along the diagonal as shown in red. Trim the seam to 1/4" and press open. Sew the Background F rectangles on each side of the unit. Make 8.

Step 4: Sew the units made in the previous steps together as shown. Make 8.

Step 5: Sew a Background G rectangle on opposing sides of the paw units. Sew the units into a column as shown. Make 2.

Step 6: Sew a Background 10.5” x 38.5” on the bottom of the Paw Print Border Block. Make 2.

Step 7: Sew the Paw Print Borders to the sides of the quilt center. Then sew the Background 10.5” x 74.5” borders on the top and bottom to complete your quilt.

I hope you enjoyed this Paw Print tutorial and if you make a Dog Gone Cute quilt, please use the #DogGoneCuteQAL hashtag when sharing on social media!

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Jo said...

That's so cool. It makes a difference to the quilt..

Teje Karjalainen said...

This is a great add to dog gone cute quilts! Thank you Lorna! x Teje

Little Quiltsong said...

Well now you have me thinking of making another 'Dog Gone Cute' Quilt :)! Love these added paw prints for this quilt.

MoeWest said...

Thanks Lorna and Lynda! It's a great idea.

Maja said...

Thanks Lorna!
It´s a great idea to add those Paw Prints to the quilt!
Love that you´re sharing your patterns!So kind!!!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Awesome addition to a great pattern.

Snoodles said...

Absolutely perfect finishing touch! Adorable!

Ariane said...

I love these!! They look adorable! They really finish off the quilt perfectly.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Ditto!! Love them too! THANKS for the free pattern.

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