30 September 2015

Let's Bee Social #92

First off, I really want to thank each and every one of you for all your support of this linky party. It is such a pleasure to take some time each week to visit some of the links and to see that there are always familiar names having left a comment before my arrival. Because that's what this linky party is all about. Your friendly and sweet comments left on each other's blogs really makes me happy!

And secondly, I want to thank you all again. This time for all your kind comments left on my own blog each week. But most especially for my postings last week about the Gossip Girl finish! You really make me proud to be a part of this great big, world wide, quilting community. And Wednesdays just wouldn't BEE the same without each of YOU!




Yesterday I posted the final instructions for the Dog Gone Cute quilt along. And now I am so dog gone excited for next week to get here! I am so looking forward to visiting all the Dog Gone Cute blog hop participants during the next month and seeing what everyone has made!

Here are some sneak peeks....



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29 September 2015

Dog Gone Cute - Blocks 7 & 8

Welcome to week 5 in the Dog Gone Cute quilt along blog hop! Today I will be sharing the instructions for piecing Block 7 & Block 8. Keep up to date with all the details as they are added to the Dog Gone Cute quilt along blog hop page tab found just below the blog header. All these posts will be available on that page and the live links will be added as each post is published.


Hope you are quilting along!

Dog Seven

Dog Seven
Piece
Small Block
Large Block
Background
A
6 - 1.5” x 1.5”
6 - 2.5” x 2.5”
B
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
1 - 2.5” x 6.5”
C
2 - 2.5” x 4.5”
2 - 4.5” x 8.5”
D
2 - 1” x 1”
2 - 1.5” x 1.5”
E
2 - 2.5” x 2.5”
2 - 4.5” x 4.5”
Brown Face
or Print
F
1 - 2.5” x 3.5”
1 - 4.5” x 6.5”
G
1 - 2” x 2.5”
1 - 3.5” x 4.5”
H
1 - 1” x 1.5”
1 - 1.5” x 2.5”
I
1 - 1” x 1”
1 - 1.5” x 1.5”
J
1 - 1.5” x 2.5”
1 - 2.5” x 4.5”
White Face
M
1 - 2.5” x 3.5”
1 - 4.5” x 6.5”
O
1 - 2” x 3.5”
1 - 3.5” x 6.5”
P
1 - 1” x 2”
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
Q
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
1 - 2.5” x 6.5”
R
4 - 1.5” x 1.5”
4 - 2.5” x 2.5”
S
2 - 1” x 1.5”
2 - 1.5” x 2.5”
V
1 - 1.5” x 4.5”
1 - 2.5” x 8.5”
Black
Y
2 - 1” x 1”
2 - 1.5” x 1.5”
Z
1 - 1” x 1.5”
1 - 1.5” x 2.5”
























Assembly Instructions DOG SEVEN:
Wrong side of fabric is depicted by grey.
Sew all pieces with right sides together.

Step 1:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (A) and (E) squares, place them right sides together on the corners of the (F) and (M) rectangles and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open. Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (R) square, place it right sides together on the corner of the (F) rectangle and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 2:  Sew (B) and (Q) together. Sew the (BQ) between the pieces made in the previous step.



Step 3:  Sew (S), (Y) and (P) together AND (I), (Y) and (H) together. Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (R) square, place it right sides together on the corner of the (G) rectangle and sew along the diagonal line, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open. Sew the (O) rectangle on top of (SYP) and the (RG) rectangle on top of (IYH). Sew the two pieces together.



Step 4:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (A) squares, place them right sides together on the ends of the (V) and (J) rectangles and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 5:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (JA) piece made in the previous step, place it right sides together on the end of the (AV) rectangle and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 6:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (D) squares, place them right sides together on the corners of the (R) squares and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 7:  Sew (Z) and (S) together. Sew the (ZS) between the (DR) pieces made in the previous step. Sew the (A) squares on the ends.



Step 8:  Sew the pieces made in the previous steps together as shown.







Dog Eight

Dog Eight
Piece
Small Block
Large Block
Background
A
6 - 1.5” x 1.5”
6 - 2.5” x 2.5”
B
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
1 - 2.5” x 6.5”
C
2 - 2.5” x 4.5”
2 - 4.5” x 8.5”
D
2 - 1” x 1”
2 - 1.5” x 1.5”
E
2 - 2.5” x 2.5”
2 - 4.5” x 4.5”
Brown Face
or Print
F
1 - 2.5” x 3.5”
1 - 4.5” x 6.5”
HH
1 - 1” x 2”
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
I
2 - 1” x 1”
2 - 1.5” x 1.5”
White Face
M
1 - 2.5” x 3.5”
1 - 4.5” x 6.5”
O
1 - 2” x 3.5”
1 - 3.5” x 6.5”
P
1 - 1” x 2”
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
Q
1 - 1.5” x 3.5”
1 - 2.5” x 6.5”
R
3 - 1.5” x 1.5”
3 - 2.5” x 2.5”
S
3 - 1” x 1.5”
3 - 1.5” x 2.5”
U
1 - 1.5” x 2.5”
1 - 2.5” x 4.5”
X
1 - 1.5” x 5.5”
1 - 2.5” x 10.5”
Black
Y
2 - 1” x 1”
2 - 1.5” x 1.5”
Z
1 - 1” x 1.5”
1 - 1.5” x 2.5”























Assembly Instructions DOG EIGHT:
Wrong side of fabric is depicted by grey.
Sew all pieces with right sides together.

Step 1:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (A) and (E) squares, place them right sides together on the corners of the (F) and (M) rectangles and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open. Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (R) square, place it right sides together on the corner of the (F) rectangle and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 2:  Sew (B) and (Q) together. Sew the (BQ) between the pieces made in the previous step.



Step 3:  Sew (S), (Y) and (P) together. Sew the (O) rectangle on top of (SYP).



Step 4:  Sew (I), (Y) and (I) together.  Sew the (HH) rectangle on top of (IYI) and the (S) rectangle on the right side. Sew the (U) rectangle on top. Sew the piece made in the previous step to the left side.



Step 5:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (A) squares, place them right sides together on the ends of the (X) rectangle and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 6:  Draw a diagonal line across wrong side of the (D) squares, place them right sides together on the corners of the (R) squares and sew along the diagonal lines, as shown in red.  Trim a 1/4" seam and press open.



Step 7:  Sew (Z) and (S) together. Sew the (ZS) between the (RD) pieces made in the previous step. Sew the (A) squares on the ends.




Step 8:  Sew the pieces made in the previous steps together as shown.





If you are making the 12 block mini quilt using the small blocks (9" x 6") or the 12 block maxi quilt using the large blocks (18" x 12"), use these final steps to complete your quilt.

COVER PAGE

As a reminder, the measurements for the sashing and border strips and binding can be found here.

QUILT ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Use the cover page, as shown above, as a guide.
2) Arrange your dog blocks in 4 rows of 3 blocks, alternating with ‘ears up’ and ‘ears down’ blocks.
3) Join the blocks in the rows.
4) Add the narrower sashing strips to the bottom of the first 3 rows.
5) Add the wider border strips to the top of row 1 and the bottom of row 4.
6) Join the rows together.
7) Add the remaining border strips to the sides.
8) Baste the backing, batting & quilt top and quilt as desired.
9) Trim quilt square and apply the binding.
10) Enjoy!





You have a whole month now before the Linky Party opens, so good luck with your Dog Gone Cute projects. Looking forward to seeing what you all have created. And see you next week when we visit the Blog Hop participants and see what their litter of Dog Gone Cute blocks have become!

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By the way....
This is Week 5 of the EQ7: Seasons Row-A-Long!

This fun hop has been sponsored by Northcott Fabrics and is hosted by our friend Marian of Seams to Be Sew. She has been working hard all summer organizing this fabulous hop and drumming up sponsors for some fantastic giveaways. Each week, on Tuesdays, a new group of quilters will be sharing their row. In their post they will include a tutorial for the row of their "season of choice", the free pattern for their row, and every single participant will be hosting a giveaway!

If you missed it last week, please visit the EQ7 Row-A-Long page tab below my blog header to see the full schedule for the hop. And please check out all of this week's participants listed below. Visit this great lineup of quilting bloggers to see what wonderful creations they have come up with.... And enter their giveaways for your chance to win!

Spring - Marian of Seams to Be Sew
Winter - Darlene of Quilt Shop Gal
Summer - Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
Fall - Loreen of Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Filler Row - Anneke of Stof Genoeg
EQ Blog - Heidi is doing a tutorial on layouts at Do You EQ?
And there is a GIVEAWAY for a copy of EQ7 here!!!!






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