Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dogs Never Lie.......

about LOVE


My entry into the bloggers quilt festival.
Amy's Creative Side

This quilt was designed and made for my husband (aka design consultant).  It celebrates all the dogs that we have been fortunate to have in our lives. Especially  Prudence (our first dog together) and agent Ninety-Nine. We lost the niner niner a about a year and a half ago but that's when Kyra Kaos entered our lives.

Design consultant and the Kaos

A few more pictures of the quilt








It all started when I ran across this quilt by Tula Pink

Image of LOVE

Shortly after I read this post on the billboard quilt along by Elizabeth I sat down a drafted a quilt top.  Which I then decided was all the wrong dimensions.  Thus all the scribbles.



While I was surfing the web I ran across Tonya's blog and decided to buy her book.  

Woohoo!


She also has a couple of great tutorials on her blog.

The back is based on a quartered log cabin block by Nettie Peterson in this book
Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee - The Journey of 12 Women, 1 Blog, & 12 Improvisational Projects [Book]

Hubby loves color so the back is bright for him.
Quilt stats
Size: 56" x 58"
Quilting:  Practicing my FMQ and a lot of straight line quilting by me.
Fabrics:  Most of the solids are Laura Gunn's painters canvas.  The binding is Kona jade green (selected by the design consultant).



28 comments:

  1. that's so cute! What a great idea :-D

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  2. That's a really pretty quilt and I love dogs too.

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    1. Loved your entry into the festival

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  3. I love it! Very creative!
    I recently created a similar LOVE for the front of a tote bag. I didn't realize there was a book available. It would make these such things SO much easily!

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  4. What a lovely quilt! I love word quilts. What a great way to memorialize favorite pets. Where did you come up with some of those wonderful pet names like Kyra Kaos - Love it.

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    1. Our last dog was named "99" after the character in get smart. We adopted Kyra who came already named It just seemed natural to add Kaos to continue with the get smart theme. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Wonderful way to remember all your loved ones (dogs.)

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  6. I really love your quilt! I am a Tula fan and noticed the love right away but your additions are wonderful! The back is very modern really great looking!

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  7. Nicely done!! I love the message and the wonky 1/4 cabins are a fav of mine. Great quilt!

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    1. I love your entry into the festival too.

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  8. Great idea making a quilt with all your dogs names.

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  9. Oh this is such a great quilt. The front and the back are amazing!!

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love the way you took ideas from different resources and brought them together in such a great quilt!

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  11. Lovely quilt - the back is as pretty as the front!

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  12. What a fun quilt! Great way to remember your dogs.

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  13. It is lovely, and such a sweet story behind it too. Juliex

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  14. I love alfabet quilts. This is perfect!

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  15. What a fun quilt! And it is beautiful on both sides-- so cool! I love the little puppy head you snuck in there with one of the words too. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is a fantastic quilt!

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  17. A beautiful quilt! I love both sides - and how you added so much meaning for your family. And you have a pretty pup too!

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  18. Love dogs, love quilts! I'm sold :) I really want to do some improv letters (it's on the ever-growing list) and I really like what you've done here. Hope your hubs loves it! (Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!)

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  19. a great 'modern' quilt, love it!

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  20. What a great quilt! The back and front are equally beautiful! What a wonderful way to honor all your "babies" : )

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  21. Love it, love it! I have those books, too!

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