Quilting with my Furry Children

Yes, I’m one of those crazy pet owners. That’s my excuse for posting so many pictures, of every single angle, of my dogs. :-p Last weekend was fun. Paige spent the afternoon with me making this quilt using charm squares. I used the Hullabaloo collection, and will likely post a tutorial on this after I’ve finished quilting it. It’s a straight forward pattern since they’re all squares, but with a tutorial at least you’ll get all the measurements, maybe learn a few quilting tips, etc. 🙂
Simple is good. Simple is fresh. Best of all, simple is quick! I finished this quilt top in a few hours. This is a great quilt for showing off one of your favorite fabric collections.
Mid-way through piecing together the quilt top, I got a visit from Bodie (the black and white Corgi). He’s my sweetheart, but he prefers to hang out on the stairs while I’m crafting…honestly i think he’s afraid of my sewing machine…notice the uneasy look on his face?
Clearly, Paige was ready for a walk. She wouldn’t move her furry buns until I agreed.

Anyway, that’s it for now. Just a short and sweet post to show off my pride and joys..oh, and there’s a quilt in there somewhere 😉

Happy Crafting!

10 Responses to Quilting with my Furry Children

  1. Jodi April 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Jera, I have an English Springer Spaniel who demands to be walked, too, when I least want to, but she always wins! Love this post, the dogs and the quilt! Looking forward to the tute!

  2. Melissa_Loves_Broccoli April 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    I've never quilted with charm packs, but I've been looking into it; it makes for more variety with in a single project. But I'm making my first all designer fabric quilt next, so buying by the yard would make for a crazy quilt budget. This is just the inspiration I needed. Clean cut squares, by the way are nice on a quilt, less is more, after all.

  3. Life In A Pink Bunny Suit April 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    I have two chocolate labs who seem to think my quilting studio is their bed…sprawling out everytime I go to sew. It makes sewing a challenge, as they don't move and expect me to walk around them…perhaps it's a good thing, as I definitely get my stretching exercises in!

  4. momto2wasd April 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Cute quilt, cute pups! I used to have a Corgi…such neat dogs!

  5. Jenny April 13, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Cute! I think our next dog might be a Corgi. My dog-baby is definitely my quilting buddy – she is NOT afraid of the sewing machine, and will lay right next to my chair while I work. I actually think she's demanding that I work faster, because she pretty much claims any finished quilt as her own…

  6. Megan April 13, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    Although I don't have any "furry-children", I do have several "furry-grandchildren". I like the simplicity of your quilt, with the charms set off by the white squares. I agree about tutorials–it's nice to have someone else figure out the measurements. LOL!!!!

  7. 2ne April 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    I love your quilt – great for springtime 🙂

  8. Annie April 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I love puppies! there are never too many pictures of puppies on the world (oh and the quilt is nice too =D)

  9. Lalobe April 17, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I always like to see pictures of your Corgis. Always remind me of Tee Tucker (one of the main animal characters in Rita Mae Brown´s Mrs.Murphy mystery novels) and yes, I read that stuff! 😉

    Greetings, Lalobe

  10. Karen April 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Please post tutorial for this quilt! I love it and have so many charm packs because I think they are so cute but hardly use them. Thanks!!

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