Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Oh so many things to share!

I hope I answer most of peoples questions, but I"ll probably forget some! Everything is so busy lately! A lot of people asked about my dog quilt I made and who the pattern was by. Well - a lot of people! I collected pieced dog patterns for 2 years and then just made blocks. When I had "a bunch" I laid them out and pieced background to make them fit! A lot of them are Debbie Mumm and Country Thread patterns. And a few I think I found in magazines at the time.

As for that sweet little doggie Chloe! As of today she will be ours! I'm so excited and I didn't think I would be. Chloe lives a bit aways from us, but is coming down near us the weekend before the 4th of July - so we are going to pick her up July 1st. In the meantime the foster mom is going to get her spayed for me (I'll pay for it) so that one of the first things I don't have to do is take her in. I felt so bad if Emily finally gets her dog and then I have to take her to the vet overnight and she comes home sore and drugged up! So Sarah (the foster mom) is going to take her in for me next week. Needless to say I'm busy getting ready for our new addition!

And tomorrow I head down to Purdue to sign Adam up for classes. I think he finally is going to go! I'm so glad about that! I keep telling myself - baby steps!

In the spirit of the season I'm sharing some more patriotic quilts I've made. The top one is one I made as a sample for a BOM I designed for a local shop. It is called 12 American Women and each block had to do with a famous American Woman. I gave a little history about the lady and the block instructions. I love how this one turned out!

The one above is just a simple "baby star" block. I"ve made this in pastel fabrics for baby quilts - it turns out adorable. But I really wanted a more primitive patriotic looking one, so this was it!


This one was a country threads pattern I think? I just like the simplicity of it. I had such fun making this one I eventually made a second one in totally different colors - green and black!




14 comments from wonderful readers:

Lily said...

Dawn wow those stars are so effective. I am still in love with quilting's way of being so open to every individual's personal taste - how different colours and fabrics can completely change the look of exactly the same pattern.

You put 20 of us in the same room and you wouln't have one single double up.

Congrats on the 3rd place for that gorgeous quilt. Love the quilting - it really brings out those gorgeous colours.

Tonya R said...

That top one - wow. Incredibly graphic and punchy. Love how you used the colors. They're all gorgeous and beautifully quilted.

Stop being so busy at work already! hurray for getting the puppy tho!

anne bebbington said...

Oh a big doggy welcome to Chloe - It never ceases to amaze me how the same pattern looks so incredibly different in different colourways and toanl placements - one of the real bits of magic about patchwork and quilting I think

anne bebbington said...

sorry dyslexia of the fingers - read that as tonal

Lucy said...

Ohh Dawn, Chloe is adorable !!! I think you are going to have a lot of pleasure from her .

You must have a pile of quilts I think.. I love these all very much.

Finn said...

Neat quilts Dawn, and so many of them..wow!

the quilters said...

So lovely quilts !!! a pleasure to visit your blog. CĂ©line

YankeeQuilter said...

I really like the setting for the first quilt!

Siobhan

Katie said...

Sooo happy about you finding a place in your family for the dog. She will be so grateful for you taking her. Will you be keeping or changing her name? Keep the pics coming. Oh, I really love the quilts too.

Lois R. said...

Congrats on the adoption of the dog. I'm so happy to see another rescued pet go to a good home!

I love the first quilt. It is so eye-catching! The baby star block is great -- love the colors and the pieced inner and outer borders. Hmmm... I wonder how you would free-piece a star like that? I'll bet Tonya could figure that one out!

ForestJane said...

Beautiful quilting in that closeup of your star... :)

I like the one that you've made as a baby star too.

And congrats on the impending arrival of the new member of the family!

Darcie said...

Fabulous quilting on these star quilts, Dawn! The ribbons are well deserved!

Congrats on Chloe! Woohoo for Emily! Those dogs are so loyal. My brother has a border collie...and has some really great stories about his (the dog's) loyalty.

Laura said...

great quilts! you do such fantastic work!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Your work is simply inspiring! I love the 12 American Women top. Wow does that one pop. All your work is lovely. Such talent!!!