Friday, August 03, 2012

Pets On Quilts 2012

The 2012 "Pets on Quilts" parade has started and there are great prizes to win, for bloggers and blog readers alike. Click here to read all about it, to enjoy the photos of pets on quilts and/or quilts featuring pets, and to vote for your favorites.
This is the most recent photo of our beloved Miss Molly sleeping under my 9 patch quilt.
Miss Molly is a 13 year old ShihTzu, and has recently had some surgery, so she has been slowly recovering.  Molly has always loved quilts and readers of my blog have seen lots of photos of her over the years, as most of the time  she can be found cuddled up on the bottom of whatever quilt I am working on. This is a photo from years ago that shows exactly what she does as soon as I start binding a quilt!
My favorite "Dog Quilt" is the one I made for my nephew Matthew about 5 years ago. The pattern is called "Lucky Stars" and is published by Atkinson Designs.

It was a fun quilt to sew and I used a lot of dog theme fabrics - paw prints and dog bones, bordered around the centre star blocks which feature a variety of cute dogs. I also machine quilted dog words (like 'bark', 'sniff', 'dog house', 'sit', etc) inside dog bones on each of the sashings, but the quilting doesn't show up well on the finished quilt.
This is the photo transfer label I made for the back of the quilt, which shows baby Matthew asleep with his favorite Aunt!
Go check out the Pets on Quilts parade of photos!

27 comments:

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What lovely quilts. And I hope Miss Molly is getting better everyday after her surgery. Good thing she has some wonderful snuggly quilts to help her feel better.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Hope Miss Molly fully recovers quickly- Your quilts are beautiful- truly labors of love.

Needled Mom said...

Your quilts are wonderful. I hope that Miss Molly is continuing to improve.

Joanna said...

Miss Molly looks so comfortable on your beautiful quilts. Hope she is feeling better. She looks like a love.

Loris said...

Love your quilt and helper :-)

SewCalGal said...

What a sweetie pie you have helping you. Your quilts are beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Sweet pup and wonderful quilt.

Kate said...

Miss Molly looks to be espeically fond of cuddling with your quilts.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, such a sweet photo of your pup. I had a dog that would lay on the quilt at my feet too.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Molly looks like such a love, hope her recovery is going well...and love your take on the Lucky Stars for a very lucky nephew!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Little sleeping beauty, hoping Molly feels better soon.

Marianne said...

I love the first photo. And that quilt is super! Sweet doggy!

heartsease54 said...

Love your Molly, hope she gets better real soon. Lovely quilts too.

Dana Gaffney said...

Such a sweet picture, I hope she feels better soon. The quilt is wonderful. Thank you.

Missy Shay said...

Miss Molly is so sweet!

Satu said...

Oh, I hope miss Molly is recovering well. She is so adorable under your gorgeous quilt!

SpartanBabe said...

I have some binding helpers too! I hope Molly Dog feels better soon, and thank you for sharing with us :o)

CaroleM said...

I hope he feels better soon!!

Kruse Kats said...

LOVE the nine patch.

QuiltSue said...

I do hope she is feeling better now.

Snoodles said...

Love your quilts, and Miss Molly is such a cutie! I'm so happy that you entered our show!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Now she is too cute!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

What a fun quilt and aww, cuddly bug puppy.

Mhairi said...

Sweet. And a beautiful quilt too.

Lyndsey said...

Such a cute little dog. I hope she is getting over her surgery and enjoying sleeping on lovely quilts.

Marcia W. said...

Miss Molly is cute and appears to be quite contented.

Christine M said...

Miss Molly is very cute there under your quilt.