Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Dog Show 2

Thanks to Jane's excellent suggestion, not only have I got a nice, gutsy border for my Dog Show quilt, but I didn't have to go and buy any! (No, I didn't steal it, and neither did Jane give it to me - generous as she is!) She suggested a piano keys border using the fabrics I had used for the dogs themselves. What a great idea. I didn't have enough of all the fabrics (as ever) but I think it works well.

I have decided to label all the breeds, because I'm not sure whether everyone will be familiar with them.

This is Robodog. (He was actually the first one I made, and turned out a little chunky!)

Here is Aussiedog, made from fabulous Australian fabric.
This is Pointer, who is so interested in something, his head has nearly left his body!



And here is Stripedog, a bit of a throwback from the hippie era, with his purple coat.
And now to label the rest!




12 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

What a terrific quilt! I love it, especially with the bold border.

Joyce said...

Perfect border and I love the idea of labeling the dogs.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks wonderful! Glad the piano key border worked :o)

Exuberant Color said...

What a fun quilt! The border is perfect.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love the piano key border and the names really make the quilt that much more special. very fun all around.

Doina said...

Beautiful quilt!

Contented Caroline said...

It's gorgeous and I love the border it really finishes off the quilt beautifully - so bright and cheery. The embroidered names for the dogs is also fantastic.

Helen in the UK said...

What a fun quilt!! I love that you are labelling each dog too :)

Andrea said...

This quilt just keeps getting better and better - I love it x

jovaliquilts said...

Just a great quilt -- fun, funny, interesting, cheery, etc. What a treasure!

Diana said...

I love the names you gave the dogs. It's a great quilt.

black bear cabin said...

this is just the coolest quilt!!! i LOVE it!!!
the little names for each dog makes it even more clever...wonderful colors...and nice border (great idea jane)!
great job...as always...but seriously...i want it! :)