The block activity for this month is the Dog Gone Cute block from Sew Fresh Quilts.
There are eight different block variations on her blog, I made dog #1 but feel free to make whichever one(s) you like! It will be fun for the winner to have a variety!
Instructions1) Choose your pup and locate the online instructions (or you can purchase a pattern with all eight from Sew Fresh Quilts)
Dogs One and Two: Instructions Here
Dogs Three and Four: Instructions Here
Dogs Five and Six: Instructions Here
Dogs Seven and Eight: Instructions Here
2) She gives two sizes for each dog. Make the larger size (18" x 12" finish)
3) Use any modern fabrics
4) Add additional 2.5" strips of your background fabric to the top and the bottom of your block (18 x 16” finish)
5) Bring your completed blocks to the August 24 meeting for a chance to win them all! (lottery rules here)
My Dog Gone Cute BlockHere are some of my process shots. I found it fun and easy. There is a little bit of waste with her technique but it was so worth it in saved time! (Sorry about the odd coloring of the photos - I had to adjust the exposure)
|All the pieces cut out. No triangles!|
|Adding the extra strips (not in the pattern)|