Woof! Woof! Congratulations to my good friend, Angie, who is getting married today! Since she loves dachshunds, I decided to make her a little wedding gift that represents the cute little dogs!
I used the “Chasing the Ball” quilt from Janet Kime’s book, It’s Raining Cats & Dogs. This adorable small quilt features 8 little weiner dogs running up and down to chase balls. I selected bright and cheerful fabrics to pop against the “doggie paw” white background. The finished size is approximately 26 inches by 24 inches. It can work as a wall-hanging or a table topper.
You can read about my start on this project back in July here.
Here is a look at the front of the finished quilt:
Doxie Dog Quilt Front
For the backing, I decided to mix it up by adding a strip of doxie fabric to the main polka-dot fabric:
Doxie Dog Quilt Back
The little dog noses are hand-embroidered with brown floss and the eyes are little black buttons.
I’m really happy with how this project turned out! I had fun paper-piecing all those little dogs and look forward to piecing my next animal quilt for my son (hint: it may be an African safari animal themed quilt).
P.S. Don’t forget! The Wicked Blog Hop starts next week. I’m so excited to reveal the project that I created especially for this hop!
Happy 4th of July, everyone! We started the day off with a neighborhood parade. I marched in the parade with my son and dog. Although my dog is not a dachshund, he is part hound!
Here’s a pic of my patriotic dog, getting ready to march in the parade:
4th of July Dog
This afternoon, I decided to paper-piece some little dachshund blocks for a quilt that I’m making as a wedding gift. These are the smallest paper-pieced blocks that I’ve made with a finished size of just 6-inches by 3-inches! I’ve completed 4 of 8 little pups so far.
Here are 4 together with 2 dogs running up and 2 dogs running down:
4 Little Dachshunds
Aren’t these little dogs cute? Here’s a closeup with a 6-inch ruler to show the scale of the pieces:
Little Blue Dachshund
I think the smallest piece is about 1/8-inch by 1/8-inch!! What a challenge to paper-piece! I used my add-an-eighth inch ruler for all these blocks since the add-a-quarter inch was a tad bit too large.
Tiny Fabric Pieces!
I have 4 more left-facing dogs to make. Once the quilting is complete, I’ll embroider little noses and add button eyes to each dog. This pattern is from Janet Kime’s book, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. I definitely recommend that you have some paper-piecing experience before beginning the projects from this book!
This evening, we plan to have a little BBQ in the backyard and watch fireworks!
Happy 4th of July!