Thursday, September 8, 2016

It's a "Dog's World" Fun and Games Quilt

I was super excited to get to work with "Dog's World" fabric from Red Rooster Fabrics...
The prints are so much fun and the colours are so bright and cheery...also being a dog person...they just make me smile! 


 I mean how can you not love these doggie selfies???
You can't possibly look at these and not smile....no way....



I knew right away what I wanted to make........
Soon after I started quilting I bought a very simple design software and made a checker board quilt for my nephew. I have since added a version of that checker board pattern to the back of a friends quilt, so her boys could use it as a game board, and I've always meant to make one for my home too!
It was the first thing I thought of when I saw this fun collection of prints....so off to EQ7 and this is what I came up with......I'm calling this one "Fun & Games" Quilt


 Checkers on one side....
(Did you notice the doggie selfies? One set of three faces, face each player......they are so cute)


and on the other side....Tic Tac Toe....4 different boards.....


again with the cute dogs at either end....just couldn't help myself....still makes me smile!


 And what does every games quilt need....a cute pouch to hold the game pieces of course!


I didn't have a pattern...the checkers are 3" wide, (thank you Cracker Barrel! My Mother-in-law picked them up for me a few years ago, on a trip south of the border) so I knew I had to make the pouch a good size to hold them all.
I came up with a cross between a pouch, clutch and the Sew Together Bag....and I'm happy to say it turned out.

Yes, there were a few false starts, some stitch ripping and even some lost fabric.....and....


I promised a story about the cute little white paw label...
Let's just say it was messy, a needle's life was lost and fabric was hurt.....yikes
So I fussy cut a paw, folded fabric bias tape style and put a "bandage" on it!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»


and how cute is that? 
and you won't give away my secret will you.... πŸ˜‰




I was hoping to share the patterns with you, but they all need further tweaking and testing so keep your eyes open for them in the near future. If you don't want to miss anything, think about following along via email or BlogLovin, both can be found in my sidebar. Also all my patterns to date can be found in my Craftsy Pattern Shop and that link is also in my sidebar. (enough self promoting)


How about a giveaway.....


Red Rooster has generously donated a FQ Bundle of their  Dog's World fabric line for one of you to win and make your own cute project with!!



Let's make this a simple one...



a Rafflecopter giveaway




*sorry open to Canada and US only this time

51 comments:

  1. would make zipper pouches for my staff for Christmas. Work at a vet clinic!
    nl@ridder.ca

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  2. HI,I'D MAKE 1 OR MORE LITTLE BOY CHARITY QUILTS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. I love the game boards on the quilt. Love the dog fabric as well. The bag for the pieces was a great idea as well. Would make a great gift.

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  4. I would make a new cushion for out pup's window seat

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  5. We are totally dog people too (and have two of our own)! I think I'd make my husband a couch quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. I love your games quilt - I'd like to make one too!

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  7. Would make the quilt and give to my neighbour for you grand daughter.

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  8. You made such a Fun & Awesome Quilt!! LOOOOVE it & the Bag for the checkers is so cool! Thank you for great idea!! I would use this Bundle for our granboy!! Know he'd love another Gma Hugs quilt!! :)

    Thank you for chance to win the give-a-way too! :D

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  9. What cute items you made. I especially like the little quilt and the cute bag with the zipper in the middle! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  10. Great looking quilt! And a great idea for a gift for a family with kids. Thanks also for the giveaway. =)

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  11. I have more than one friend who loves dogs, so I'd likely make a pouch for each.

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  12. what a wonderfully fun quilt and pouch. hmmm I think I would make a pillow for my sister

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  13. Cute! Cute! Cute! That would make an adorable toddler quilt!

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  14. I follow you on Instagram as mumbird3!

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  15. What a fantastic quilt, both sides are "Playable", and the bag, what a pattern, lovely inside zippered pocket, Super fabric, maybe not for us international readers, but I would make bags, for friends with little ones, or one to yet arrive. Greetings from a cold morning down here. Snow a little way north and further south from us, and Frosty visited the lawn last night.

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  16. I have a new little grandson who needs a doggie quilt!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  17. I love what you did with the dog fabrics. Too cute! And so useful on a bad weather day, especially. Those dog selfies are wonderfully whimsical. Thanks for sharing, and thanks to you and Red Rooster - great prize package! dezertsuz at gmail

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  18. I will make a lap quilt for myself and my dog. Thanks for the chance to win! vickise at gmail dot com

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  19. I would like to make the game board for my Grandchildren

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  20. I love the idea of a play mat and would definitely give the zippered pouch a try!! This fabric is so cute!! I follow you both on FB, Instagram, and Pinterest!!

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  21. I would love to make the mat like you did, but I might have to make one for my friend who'd so appreciate the dogs' faces!

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  22. I would make my cat a bed and quilt or kennel blankets.

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  23. Very cute fabric!I would make a quilt for my dog lovin sister and brother in law!

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  24. Oh my gosh Sandy! That is the most adorable checker's board ever! I'm going to be stalking your blog for further updates on this for sure. Awesome idea!

    I am sure making this takes more than the fat quarter bundle being offered, but if it is possible, then I'd love to make one of these.

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  25. I would use the fabric to make a quilt for my son the dog lover.

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  26. Your quilt is the cutest quilt I've seen in along time. That is exactly what I am going to do when I get my hands on some of this darling fabric. Thanks so much for telling us about it. Now, I'm off to the shop to see if they gave this in stock.

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  27. For mr, the selfies would definitely become a pillow, I would like use some of the other prints for a purse and a pouch to hold pick up bags.

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  28. What a neat quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

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  29. Oh my gosh! I love that quilt and want to make one!!!

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  30. This collection is adorable and I looooove dogs!! We have a 13 year old Sheltie, my baby!! If I were the lucky winner, I'd make a toddler quilt... What child would love it??!! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. My little Maltese needs a new cover for her bed, in fact, it's over due, so that's what I'd use the fabric for!

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  32. such adorable fabrics! I would make a new quilt for my fur baby!

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  33. Love the fabrics for the quilt and the bag (whatever) to hold the playing pieces. That label is fun too.
    Cathryn
    meladycat2000@yahoo.com

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  34. This is so cute! We have a new pup, Cora, and she is about ready for a quilt of her own--I think she's about done chewing on everything in sight. (Oh, I do hope so...)

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  35. Hi Sandy, it would be a sad thing if we only made a comment if we could be a winner. Thanks for your email with lovely thanks.

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  36. Love the board game quilt! Excellent use of these fabrics.

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  37. Being owned by three little dogs this fabric line absolutely sings to me! I love your game board, creative and fun :)

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  38. So beautiful quilt and pouch.I would love to make the pouch.

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  39. This fabric is adorable! I would use it to make some pouches or small purses for my great nieces. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  40. Well i like your idea...But for my grandsons the school on rainy days....And i really like the tic tac toe on opposite side ....Never thought of that....tytyty for ideas....The school wants to get away from electronics for the kids entertainment... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  41. So cute, I would make a dog bed for my parents dog.

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  42. A cute baby quilt!!!!! πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ❤️πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ

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  43. Love your Fun and Games Quilt! I would make a quilt for my granddaughter with these fabrics. So cute!

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  44. I'd make something for my dog mad in-laws x

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  45. I am one of the few quilter - volunteers with Lost Dog and Cat Rescue of Arlington VA (http://lostdogrescue.org/) This fabric would make a terrific wall hanging to raffle in one of our fund raisers. We've saved over 16,000 lives in 10 years.

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  46. It's really "ruff" to try and decide on a single project...a fundraising quilt, a backpack, a quillow, a pet bed to donate to my favourite rescue, Homeward Bound?

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  47. I would love to make a game quilt similar to yours!

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  48. I love dogs too! A baby or toddler quilt, pouches, or bibs would all be sweet out of this collection! annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  49. OMG... I am so excited to have won!!! My 8 month old grandson is going to love the things I make with this bundle! Looking forward to getting the game board quilt pattern~

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