Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pets on Quilts

While catching up on my blog reading this weekend, I learned about the virtual Pet and Quilt Show hosted by Lily Pad Quilting.  The idea is to post a photo of a pet on a quilt or a pet-themed quilt on your blog or flickr page and enter your photo on the linky party at Lily Pad Quilting.

Once the linky party closes, readers can vote on the best pictures and the prizes are... well... awesome!  :-)

So I decided to pull out one of my very first quilts and ask Bronx to pose for me.


Bronx is a mastiff-american bulldog mix and we inherited him from my step son who simply didn't have the lifestyle it takes to be a pet parent.  Bronx came to us at 8 months and he is now 3 years old.  And although he might look pretty intimidating, this puppy is the most gentle, affectionate, and loyal dog you will ever meet.  I just love him to pieces.


This is the 3rd quilt I ever made.  Before I knew about designer fabric, about the importance of buying good quality thread and before I learned about how critical an exact 1/4" seam can be.  So it isn't perfect... far from it.  But I love the colours and the sailboats.

Please make sure you check out all the entries in the Pets on Quilts show and vote for your favourite!  :-)

Pets on Quilts


Hope you all had a great weekend!

Izzy

27 comments:

  1. Bronx is beautiful! Love his quilt :-)

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  2. Bronx is adorable :-) Your quilt looks perfect to me!!

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  3. Mastiff's are just terrific dogs - love the quilt.

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  4. Your quilt came out super. I love the fabric. Bronx is also a great quilt model. He's a very handsome fellow.

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  5. Love the quilt- your model is very preofessional- apparently thinks the quilt is his! (wish my quilting came out as nicely- still have trouble with th 1/4 seam at times!)

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  6. I love Bronx too and I just see his picture. Great dog and nice quilt.

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  7. Bronx makes a very professional model!!

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  8. Bronx looks like he is guarding your lovely quilt- It is lovely with pretty fabrics and wonderful boats. Each time I make a quilt I learn something new about quilting- it is truly a journey. I love the process don't you..
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  9. Bronx is so very handsome and looks just at home on that wonderful quilt! Reminds me of when I first started quilting and spent an entire weekend making two quilts for our pups (as a new quilter I was learning by 'crafting fabrics' were not too wildly 'accepted' at the little quilt shop I was then taking a class at...but my pups didn't know the difference - I got lots of experience...it all worked out).

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  10. He's a tortie dog!!! We love torties!

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  11. Bronx is very handsome and the quilt is great.

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  12. Bronx looks like a lover! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt and Bronx with us :o)

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  13. OMG, he's beautiful!! I can imagine he would be sweet, it seems like the big ones are. Thanks for introducing him.

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  14. I love your quilt! So bright, and the nautical motif is great! Love Bronx, too! Thanks for being in our show!

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  15. the quilt is pretty but Bronx is just beautiful

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  16. What a lovely quilt. And a wonderful dog too.

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  17. Bronx looks like a sweet dog. I am glad you were able to adopt him from your stepson. Your quilt looks great. I love the colors.

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  18. Bronx is an adorable big boy and so good at posing for pictures. I also like the colors of the quilt. Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Bronx did great on his first posing job! And that is a very nice quilt!

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  20. Bronx is really a beautiful dog. He looks great on that quilt too.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your photos of Bronx and the nice quilt (you did great as a beginning quilter).

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  22. bronx is a very handsome boy. The quilt looks lovely.

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  23. Who cares if it's perfect? My friend always says if you can drive by and 10 miles an hour and it looks good, then it's good!!

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