Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dog Quilt for Neighbors

We have fabulous next-door neighbors, Jan & Don.  They are essentially a third set of grandparents to my son.  They moved out last weekend, moving into a single-story house.  Jan is the most doggiest of dog-people I have ever met.  When my friend Snow gave me a bag of her novelty fabrics that had a large stack of leftover dog fabrics, I knew those dog fabrics needed to go into a quilt for Jan. Finding out that they were moving just pushed up my timeline a little.

The pattern is Simple Layer Cake Pattern from Southern Quilter.  I've made it once before, in monkey fabrics for my husband at Christmas 2013, though that quilt predates the blog.  The background fabric is Kona Blueprint.

I used stash to piece a back.  Jan loves birds, so the main print I used was this great bird in trees fabric that I bought a few years ago. I feel a little bad about the fact that all the fabrics were essentially chosen with Jan in mind while I am equally fond of her husband Don.  But, to be fair, no one gave me a stack of golfing fabrics.

They spent most of last Friday moving furniture and I gave it to Jan Friday night.  Don wasn't with her, but Jan texted me the next morning and said that they used it while sleeping on the couch the first night at their new house.   Music to a quilter's ears, of course!

Completing this quilt was my February OMG (one monthly goal) in the motivational link up hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts.

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This was also on my list of UFOs for UFO busing with Tish and a needed finish as I work toward my PhD (projects half-done) with Quilting Gail.


  1. What a lovely neighbor you are to make them a quilt. Sounds like you chose the perfect fabrics, and definitely better than golf. I hope your new neighbors are just as nice as the old ones. Well done for completing your February goal, congratulations.

  2. This is such a thoughtful gift for your neighbors. The pattern works beautifully with the fabric. It's nice to hear that they are already making use of it.

  3. What a fun quilt and a great gift for good friends. Hopefully they didn't move too far away and you'll still get to see them from time to time.

  4. What an awesome collection of doggie prints, they look great in the quilt.

  5. Lovely gift! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.