Here's a friendly email I received last week from Tamera.
I wanted to make a special quilt for my daughter's 30th birthday. I showed her some pictures of nice quilts - stars, pinwheels, 9 patches, etc. - but she found a picture of your Dog Gone Quilt online and she just had to have one! The only catch was that she wanted them to look like all the dogs in her life. So began my journey of modifying your wonderful pattern.
I chose to do the smaller squares and added frames and borders to make it the final 54 x 63 inches. I gathered lots of ideas from others who had posted their quilt on your blog and added my own ideas. I ended up with 8 pieced dog faces, 14 pieced paw prints, 8 pieced bones (that I put the dog's names on), and one pieced heart. One of our dogs is named Lorna!!!! :D For fun, I've enclosed a picture of the real dogs versus the quilted dogs so you can see the comparisons.
I hope you enjoy my end result! Thank you so very much for this fantastic quilt-a-long and thanks to everyone for sharing ideas and inspiring me!
When I asked Tamera if it was okay to share her quilt and story with you all, she said, "Yes! Please share my story and pictures! Let me know if you want me to send more pictures of the individual dogs or components for you to look at. I had a lot of fun with this quilt and look forward to following your blog and doing more of your so-very clever and fun patterns! This is my favorite quilt I've ever done and my daughter LOVES it!!!!! ❤ My 25 year old son wants me to make him a pillow with his dog on it! I will use the larger face pattern for that! I hope my story inspires others to have fun, go wild, and be daring with their sewing! Thanks again, Tamera
This week you can find the Dog Gone Cute pattern here in my shop.
AND if you use DOGGONE as the coupon code, you get 50% off!
Now... It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?