Friday, February 12, 2016

A Dachshund For Linda

Time to make a fun quilted gift for Linda D. I've chosen to make a little quilt out of 1/2" squares because it's FUN, FUN, FUN! This is another quilt from a cross stitch pattern.

I found this pattern on the internet at a site called Cross Me Not. To make this in fabric I just need to substitute a piece of fabric for each square on the patten. Let's GO!

I printed some pages and then designed a quilty background.
I'm auditioning the fabrics here to see if they play nicely together.

I lay the 1" squares of fabric on my gridded mat to make the pattern.
The TAN mat is FULL so I must use another mat (BLUE) to continue the pattern.

This shows all the squares of the top half sewn together and half the bottom.

Now I need to sew ALL the horizontal seams.

The state flower of MD where I live is the Black Eyed Susan.
These yellow flowers with monkey face centers are "Silly Susans" because I like to add whimsey to my quilts. I also added my signature square that has my name on it. :)

See the tiny dachshund?

The quilt top is ready for quilting.

I ALWAYS add some purple to my quilts.
This quilt has a purple dragonfly.

"Misty" is 23" x 21".

Thanks, Linda, for letting me love your temperamental machine and give it a new home.

She has her own table and looks out over the golf course.

See other fine finishes at Finish It Friday.


  1. You never make things easy for yourself do you :) You have so much patience to cut and sew all those tiny little blocks together, but what a wonderful result!

  2. That is so adorable!!! I love that the little dragonfly is sitting on the dog's nose! Great work, as always!