There's nothing better than having someone come to pick up her quilt, and having her give me a giant hug! Karen worked hard on this adorable quilt for her little grand-daughter, and it was worth every minute. Her piecing is perfect, the applique is precise and smooth, and the finished project is wonderful!
Karen wanted to have a quilting design that reflected something to go along with the puppy theme. We chose a design from Vickie Maleski that has small bones and paw prints. She requested that there be no quilting on the puppy appliques that surround the outer border.
All the quilting was done to surround the puppys, but not stitch over them. Karen is deciding if she would like to leave the puppys unquilted (as shown in the original pattern), or if she would like to add some hand quilting to them. The quilt is adorable just as it is, but the nice thing about adding hand-quilting is that she can add it at a later date, even after the quilt has been laundered numerous times. Now that's flexibility!
The Baby's Bow Wow Blankie pattern was created by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night Folk Art Designs, and is available by clicking here. Be sure to click on the pictures below to see more of Karen's quilt project!