Friday, September 5, 2014

Three Times the Charm Indeed

This weeks finish is from the book 3 Times the Charm, Book 2 by Me and My Sister Designs. Super fun book, lots of small projects with easy to follow instructions all made with charm packs. I've made the dog quilt found in the book three times. I think I'm going to need an intervention from the dog quilt, I may be a little obsessed. Needless to say I really like the pattern. The quilt features 25 pieced dog blocks. There are lots of little pieces for each dog. I focused on two or three dogs at a time so that I could keep them straight and not end up with funny looking dogs... because then I have to get my seam ripper... followed by grumble, grumble, grumble. Focusing on two or three dogs at a time prevents grumbling.

Here's my latest dog quilt all finished and just in time! This particular quilt is being donated to a silent auction fundraiser next weekend. This quilt was featured at Stitch by Stitch: Anything Goes Monday!!

The first two times I made this quilt I quilted the sashing and background in a tight meandering pattern. I liked the look but I wanted to do something a little different for this quilt so I chose an allover loopy loo design which I think is a design that can be used on pretty much any project!

I've done this quilt with a navy background in the same pastel colored dogs which give the quilt a whole different look, you can see bits of in in my Just Another Dog Quilt post. The pastel fabrics in all three dog quilts are from Chez Moi's Coquette line from Moda. It's possible I like that line a little too much! The white and green solids are from Kona. Snow and Celery I believe. You may remember in my last post I was deciding on which binding to use. I did end up going with the yellow, which is called Maize by Robert Kaufman Pure Organics. And I got to use a pretty new notion! Have you seen the new wonder clips by Clover that come in PINK for breast cancer awareness? Seriously. Pink. I can not resist pink. I've been getting by with 20 red clips for awhile, but it's never enough. I only use the clips for binding but with only 20 I would have to stop and rearrange the clips quite a few times depending on the size of the quilt. When I saw a box of 50 pink clips I knew they were meant for me!! More on these gems and their pink friends later.

I really love how the butter colored binding looks against the pink backing.

Perfect fit!  I'm so excited for this latest dog quilt to go to its new home :)  Here's a sneak peek of my new project

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  1. Love this! Adorable quilt.

  2. Love your dog quilt, now I want to make one!! Thanks for the info on the book using charm packs.

  3. The little dogs are so cute. I love the bright cheery colors.

  4. Hello Heather,

    This is such a cheerful quilt. The colours are so pretty, perfect for a little girl's room, and the loopy FMQ gives it a lovely texture. It would be really nice if you joined the linky on my blog, Free Motion Mavericks.

    Love from England, Muv

  5. Not sure what your next project is, but those are some of my favorite colors.

    1. Me too. My stash is full of teal and orange. I was just visiting your blog. I just bought a piece of polish pottery yesterday! The pattern was called Madison Avenue, tiny polka dots and fun swirls... something about the blue and white speaks to me - that and I needed a spoon rest!

  6. LOVE those colors in your new project! And the dog quilt is cute!

  7. So adorable! My neighbor has made that quilt in several different colorways as well. Love to see how the same pattern looks so different when you use different fabrics.
    Happy Quilting!

  8. This doggy quilt is so adorable! I love the colors and your quilting!

  9. It's just adorable...the pattern and colors! :)

  10. Well isn't that sweet! Lovely quilting too

  11. Your dog quilt is soo adorable!

  12. An adorable finish! Looks like it would be fun to make! I just found your blog and am glad I did! I welcome you and your reader's to stop by and check out my Tuesday linky party at: