Monday, November 17, 2014

Doggone Progress

I've still been playing catch up from our trip to California last week. My family did Thanksgiving last weekend so we were out of town again. Hoping to catch my breath this week! I did manage make a trip to the grocery store, the first in three weeks! And make some progress on my current dog quilt


I've been struggling with selecting the base for the dogs so I've left it off for now. The rest of the pups should be finished by the end of the week so I've got to figure it out!  Below is the base for the dogs; it sort of acts like a colored sashing. Here's a pic from the last time I made this quilt.


The base is a pretty major component since it's repeated in every block. Below are a couple of options I have auditioning on my sewing room floor aka center stage at my house!

Coral solid or print


Mustard solid or print with teal


I think both the mustard and coral prints are a little bit busy for this quilt. I'm also still thinking about the borders and binding. Usually I have all these things pulled together before even starting.


There are a number of green, teal and blue colored dogs and hardly any coral, grey or mustard which is why I'm leaning towards the less dominant colors as the base. I've also considered doing bases of all different colors??  Thoughts? Which do you like?

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12 comments:

  1. I love this pattern. What a gorgeous quilt. I think maybe the teal solid would work the best. The prints might work against the pattern overall.

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  2. The coral really stood out to me as a base, though different coloured bases sounds good too.

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  3. I like the coral, I think that will highlight the fabric of the doggies nicely. I love this block!!! Will you do the sashing the same color as the base or a contrasting? I do think all different colors for bases might get distracting though..

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  4. I like the last option -- doing lots of different colors -- I think it would be fun!

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  5. Hi, I own two cats... but your dogs are great... the pattern & the colours you've chosen. Kind regards, Annett

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  6. Oh my goodness, those dogs are adorable!

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  7. Very cute! Love all the colors!

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  8. Very cute blocks. I really like the darker blue in the bottom left corner of the last picture for the bases (however, I'm a "blue" person so it could just be me).

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  9. I think gray because it will look like walking on a sidewalk. Such cute blocks! I am visiting from Let's Bee Social.

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  10. I remember when you made this quilt before. And it's turning out even cuter this time! Love those prints! I like the Mustard print with teal. But Tanya's suggestion of using grey is a great idea too. Grey goes with everything!

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  11. I like the coral options. I think I'd steer away from using multiple bases only b/c I'd fear they would compete visually with the dogs. My, this is a super sweet quilt design. Thanks for the introduction to it!

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