Dog Days of Summer


Well, despite my love of fall, I haven’t forgotten that it is summer.  How could I when it is 80+ outdoors?

I decided that before I started any new projects this weekend, I had to finish a few projects that were lingering around for a little while.  First on the list was the “WAG” quilt.  This quilt is my own design inspired by some great moda fabric featuring all things dogs. The quilt is all my original design.  The quilt is pieced and appliqued and machine quilted.  Here’s the finished quilt:

The Entire Quilt - Double Appliqued Stars

Close Up On - Free Hand Quilting around Stars & Borders

Applique Around Edges

Close Up Detail of Appliques & Quilting

And, since I am all things dogs (woof woof), here’s another dog inspired project from a year ago.  I love black, white and red fabric to begin with…add in the dogs and it’s even cuter.  So, I made the cutest handbag ever with a matching accessory bag.  The inside of the handbag is a red fabric with three pockets in striped gray fabric.

Woof Woof Purse

Coordinating Accessory Bag "Woof Woof"

And, since this post is “dog-centric”, I would be remiss if I didn’t include my two assistants in this post.  Baja and Cali:

Cali - Getting a Little Grey (it's hard to turn grey when you're a brunette)

Baja - He is grey, but it's easy to hide when you are a blonde.

Overall, it was a good weekend.  I actually left my laptop at work for the long weekend.  That is a first.  It rained which is always a good thing in my book.  I had a few concentrated hours of sewing which is always good for the soul.  And, made it to yoga which is even better for the soul.  Ready for the week…which just so happens to be a short week!  Here’s hoping you have a great week as well.

Be Inspired



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