Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Day for the "Dog Gone Cute" Blog Hop


I am so excited to be a part of Lorna's Blog Hop, and so glad you have come over for a visit!!

I think we all can agree that Lorna has some of the cutest patterns, The Elephant Parade and the  ZebraZ and now the Dog Gone Cute, along with a "few" others you can check out on her blog...

Sew Fresh Quilts



And don't forget to check out the other participants today and here is a link to the other days incase you missed any of them


You are here: Sandy from UpStairsHobbyRoom

Britt-Inger from Hill Valley Quilter
Louisa from Sewmotion


I fell in love with this pattern right away and knew I had to make something for my sister, who happens to have two dogs that look just like this pattern. 
So the question was what....

The Poolside Tote by Noodlehead was the answer. 
(follow the links to find out about purchasing the pattern) 
A totally cute way to display a few Dog blocks.



I think the hardest part of this pattern was deciding which of the cute versions to pick!!


I chose to make 2 pockets for the tote, which only features one, but I think the more pockets the better!!






My only mistake, was forgetting that the bottom of the bag pattern is notched to get the width for the tote. I should have adjusted and put the dog block up higher, because when the tote is sitting the dog looks like he is peeking at you. Lol! just an FYI incase you decide to give this a try!!


And what bag is complete without a matching sunglass case!!

And because I couldn't stop at just one project......

I made this cute little version of the block as a gift for Lorna, whom I met for the first time just after Thanksgiving....over coffee at Tim Horton's. Perfect gift to hold her hot latte. What a great couple of hours we spent chatting about quilting!!





Thanks everyone for stopping by, don't forget to check out the rest of todays participants!!

Here's the links again

You are here: Sandy from UpStairsHobbyRoom

Britt-Inger from Hill Valley Quilter
Louisa from Sewmotion




33 comments:

  1. What Fantastic projects! Love the fun colors and patterns of the bag. The green just makes the pups pop! Your little gift for Lorna is adorable. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Heide

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  2. Awwww, aren't you the best, making all those wonderful gifts. Love the bag with sunglass case and the coffee cozy. So cute!

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  3. So Dog Gone Cute! All great fabric choices. I especially like the print in the coffee cozy. What is that? How fun to have met with Lorna for coffee and quilty talk! A little envy over here...

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  4. Great ideas.Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  5. I love your tote! The other items are also cute.

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  6. I love your items, they are such a great example of how versatile Lorna's pattern is! That coffee cozy is so cute!

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  7. You've created so many cute ways to use those sweet pups...love them all! The green background with the black and white fabric looks amazing!

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  8. Adorable times two! What a fantastic tote! Your sister is going to be thrilled to get that. As I was to get that sweet wee pup version for a coffee cozy! Thanks so dog gone much for quilting along, Sandy!

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  9. Your poolside tote using the dog gone cute blocks turned out great, but I LOVE the teeny tiny block you made the coffee cozy out of! Such a great idea! Is there a tutorial for the coffee cozies somewhere? I would love to make some!

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  10. Great tote and other goodies. Green and black. --- beautiful.

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  11. That tote is awesome and how tiny that pup on the coffee cozie is, wonderful projects

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  12. Wowie, that cup holder is over the top terrific. Love all of your projects including the peeking pup.

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  13. Cute! Cute! Cute! I love the pups on the Poolside bag pockets! And of course the coffee cozy! Love your fabrics!!
    Susie

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  14. Your black and white prints make the most adorable dogs--so cute!

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  15. Both the bag and the coffee cozy are adorable. Love the peeking dogs!

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  16. SO CUTE!!! I love the black & white pups with the colored backgrounds! Adorable! :)

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  17. Ack! The cuteness! Love the fabric selections for the dogs on your tote bag. And I can't believe you shrunk that block even further... the 1 inch pieces were tough enough for me!

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  18. Oh, the bag is so cute! That is a great way to show off the dogs.

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  19. What great projects. I love the cup cosy, so cute xx

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  20. cute tote using Lorna pattern but I love the coffee cozy,
    the fabric choices are perfect.


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  21. You had such great ideas, the coffee cozy is wonderful.

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  22. Anyone is absolutely beautiful.Love them all!

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  23. Such a wonderful idea to make a tote using the dog blocks. And the coffee cosy is very cute!

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  24. These are great projects. Love the tote bag.

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  25. Oh your projects are jus the cutest!!!! That coffee cozy makes me wish I was better at sewing small pieces!! A D O R A B L E!!!!

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  26. What a great use of these puppy blocks! Your projects are absolutely adorable :)

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  27. I'm not actually a coffee drinker, but for a cute cozy like this one, I would consider starting. What a great idea! And the purse pooches are too cute! Great job!

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  28. I love that coffee cozy! The bag is great as well. Great versions of the pattern.

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  29. What a lovely use of the blocks. I had thought about adding a block to the front flap of a messenger style bag - having seen your bags I think I will give it a go! The cup holder is lovely too. It's been so lovely seeing all the different projects people have made.

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