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« on: April 15, 2014 06:24:28 PM »



I finished!  This quilt was the bane of my existence a learning experience for the past month & it was my own fault…I miscalculated the backing fabric and I could not find more by the time I realized I did it.  And then like the glutton for punishment that I am, I chose a plaid to make up the difference.  I will never quilt with plaid again.  Well not until the frustration about this one has disappeared from my memory.  Cheesy  And then when I took it to the longarm place, I had sewed the backing to another backing (to make longarming two quilts quicker) and found out I should have done it bias to bias rather than lengthwise, which is why you’ll notice the plaid on the back is somewhat crooked (groan!).  But since it is a young kid’s quilt and going to a non-sewing family, I’m hoping they won’t notice.  And I will not make those mistakes again.
 
This quilt is for my friend’s daughter, who is turning three next month.  I have no idea if she likes scotties, but I know she likes dogs & I remember scotties being a thing when I was a little girl.  This is a twin size quilt, so that she can use it for years to come.


 
The pattern is a McCalls freebie (Google McCalls Wee Scottie).  The scottie squares themselves were from Quilt Block Swap Round 4 and were made by sloth003, FoxyMama, Melladh, and EnginerdLisa.  I asked for Wee Scottie blocks with a white background, black dog, and a tie made with plaid, houndstooth, checks or the like.  It is hard to tell from the pics, but the sashing on the front is a red & black houndstooth.  The binding is black with white polka dots.  The backing is a red fabric with scotties all over it, and then my “favorite” window pane plaid.  At the bottom “to Chiara” and a heart with “Jennifer” are quilted on top of a couple of the scottie white spaces.



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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014 06:48:22 PM »

It's so cute!  You did a great job, even if it did drive you crazy in the process.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014 07:21:04 PM »

Awww. I LOVE your Scottie Dogs! I love the little bows, and the prints you chose to ask for, and mixed in for those. And your color choices.

The backing does not look that wonky. And plaids are fun to sew with {non bias}...you don't even have to draw any lines  Grin Depending on the fabric pattern, mind you.

Some are printed on the bias. As in a diamond grid to the proper grain of fabric. *see note:
That way, if you cut on bias, you straighten out the grid. And it goes square again. Like a regular plaid.

*Note: if you don't purchase the more expensive stuff  Roll Eyes Good luck getting IT square  Cheesy Your cheaper fabrics are often printed "off of salvage"...always check your bolt edge. If it is wonky...your fabric will be, too.
Not that you can't use it. Just pick something where you don't have to line it up squarely. An example would be a lining on a purse. Nobody notices there! Or Christmas ornaments...something like that. Otherwise, you will rip your hair out and blame yourself  Cheesy

You did wonderful! And I love how you put the "names" into the quilting. Your friends are sure to love it. I remember the scottie dogs, too. We must be of similar age  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014 07:36:40 PM »

Eh hem - the window pane plaid is a diamond type layout.   Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014 12:35:07 AM »

That's so fun Cheesy If she didn't specifically like scotties before, she might start!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014 06:57:38 AM »

Love this quilt! The Scotties theme is adorable. I'm sure she is going to love it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014 07:26:35 AM »

It is so nice to see the quilt blocks from our swaps showing up in finished quilts!!

All of you guys did fabulous!  Donniesgirl...I think it turned out to be a really nice quilt for a girl to enjoy for many years!

I like the wonkiness...it really puts a nice touch to being made with love and care!
I gave up quilting with plaids and anything with straight lines long ago...i could never get anything to match the lines...maybe someday (doubt it!)... Grin.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014 08:14:50 AM »

OMG - I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!  One of the first family dogs I remember is my grandmother's Scottie and I love love love Scottie related goods.  I love it - love it -love it! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014 08:48:14 AM »

It is so nice to see the quilt blocks from our swaps showing up in finished quilts!!

I plan to have 3 more swap quilts popping up by July.  That is the plan anyway!   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014 10:49:17 AM »

Beautiful quilt and cute theme.
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