PUPPY LOVE

Crush­ing on our cute mini? Raid your stash and sew it to­day!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - FRONT PAGE - By jo carter

YOU WILL NEED

■ Back­ground fab­ric (neu­tral): ¾yd

■ Dog body fab­ric (brown):

18in x 14in

■ Dog ear fab­ric (brown): 6in x 8in

■ Scrap fab­rics (brown):

18in x 14in to­tal

■ Neck­er­chief fab­ric: 4in square each of two (2) dif­fer­ent prints

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 19in square

■ Bat­ting: 19in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: 1/8yd

■ Two (2) copies each of Tem­plates A–J

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 17½in square

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less other­wise noted.

■ Press seams open, un­less other­wise in­structed.

■ Where a cut­ting in­struc­tion in­di­cates to cut the re­verse of a tem­plate, flip the tem­plate over on the fab­ric be­fore cut­ting.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ WST = wrong sides to­gether.

■ Tem­plates in­clude seam al­lowances, where nec­es­sary. For tem­plates, see p83.

FAB­RICS USED

■ Earth from the Eu­clid col­lec­tion by Carolyn Fried­lan­der for Robert Kauf­man.

■ Sun­shine in Tif­fany from the Seventy Six col­lec­tion by Ali­son Glass for An­dover.

■ Starry in Seashell from the Print Shop col­lec­tion by Alexia Abegg for

Cot­ton+Steel.

■ Espresso from the Es­sex Yarn Dyed col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man.

■ Har­mony from the Quil­ters Ba­sic col­lec­tion by Stof Fab­rics.

■ Solid fab­rics are from the Kona Cot­ton Solids col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man in the fol­low­ing colours:

■ Snow.

■ Honey.

■ Bis­cuit.

■ Caramel.

■ Earth.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From the back­ground fab­ric cut two (2)

17½in x 1½in strips. From the re­main­ing fab­ric, us­ing the tem­plates as a guide and re­fer­ring to the photo for colour place­ment, cut out fab­ric for the back­ground sections of Tem­plates A–J, adding ¼in all round.

2

From the dog body and the scrap fab­rics, us­ing the tem­plates as a guide and re­fer­ring to the photo for colour place­ment, cut out fab­ric for the brown sections of Tem­plates A–J, adding ¼in all round.

3

From the dog ear fab­ric, cut two (2) Ears and two (2) Ears Re­verse.

4

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut two (2)

2 in x WOF strips.

PIEC­ING THE DOGS

5

Take one Tem­plate A and one Sec­tion A1 fab­ric piece. Place the fab­ric right side up on the un­printed side of the tem­plate against Sec­tion A1. En­sure that the fab­ric cov­ers the whole sec­tion, plus at least in all round. Pin in place, mak­ing sure not to pin along the seam line be­tween Sections

A1 and A2.

6

Take a Sec­tion A2 fab­ric piece and place it right side down on top of the Sec­tion

A1 fab­ric piece, match­ing up the raw edges on the side where Sections A1 and A2 will be joined and mak­ing sure that when folded back along the seam line, Sec­tion A2 will be cov­ered by the fab­ric plus at least in all round. Pin in place.

7

Turn the tem­plate over to the printed side and stitch along the marked line be­tween Sections A1 and A2, back­stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Fold the tem­plate away from the seam and trim to

in. Fold the tem­plate back, turn the work to the fab­ric side, flip Sec­tion A2 open and then press.

8

Re­peat steps 5–7 to piece the re­main­ing sections on the tem­plate in nu­mer­i­cal or­der. Trim the fin­ished pieced tem­plate along the dot­ted seam al­lowance line on the tem­plate. 9

Re­peat steps 5–8 to piece Tem­plates B–J.

10

Take pieced tem­plates A–J. Ar­range them into groups as shown (Fig 1).

11

Join the sections into two halves, then join the halves. Re­move the tem­plates and press to com­plete one dog block.

12

Re­peat steps 5–11 to make a to­tal of two dog blocks.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

13

RST, join one dog block to the top of the other dog block, with both dogs point­ing in the same di­rec­tion.

14

Take the two 17½in x 1½in back­ground fab­ric strips. Join one to each side of the dog blocks.

QUILTING AND FIN­ISH­ING

15

Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether.

16

Quilt as de­sired. Jo quilted an in­ter­lock­ing square pat­tern. 17

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the mini quilt.

18

Join all the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

19

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch it in place.

ADDING THE EARS

20

Take one Ear piece and one Ear Re­verse piece and place them on top of each other, RST. Sew around the edge to join them to­gether, leav­ing the top end open (Fig 2).

21

Clip v-shaped notches around the curve and then turn the ears the right way out. Fold the top raw edges in­side the ear by ¼in and press. Sew the top of the ear closed and then sew it in place on the head of one of the dogs.

22

Re­peat steps 20–21 to make a sec­ond ear and join it to the re­main­ing dog, to fin­ish.

3

From the dog ear fab­ric, cut two (2) Ears and two (2) Ears Re­verse.

4

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut two (2)

2 in x WOF strips.

PIEC­ING THE DOGS

5

Take one Tem­plate A and one Sec­tion A1 fab­ric piece. Place the fab­ric right side up on the un­printed side of the tem­plate against Sec­tion A1. En­sure that the fab­ric cov­ers the whole sec­tion, plus at least in all round. Pin in place, mak­ing sure not to pin along the seam line be­tween Sections

A1 and A2.

6

Take a Sec­tion A2 fab­ric piece and place it right side down on top of the Sec­tion

A1 fab­ric piece, match­ing up the raw edges on the side where Sections A1 and A2 will be joined and mak­ing sure that when folded back along the seam line, Sec­tion A2 will be cov­ered by the fab­ric plus at least in all round. Pin in place.

7

Turn the tem­plate over to the printed side and stitch along the marked line be­tween Sections A1 and A2, back­stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Fold the tem­plate away from the seam and trim to

in. Fold the tem­plate back, turn the work to the fab­ric side, flip Sec­tion A2 open and then press.

8

Re­peat steps 5–7 to piece the re­main­ing sections on the tem­plate in nu­mer­i­cal or­der. Trim the fin­ished pieced tem­plate along the dot­ted seam al­lowance line on the tem­plate. 9

Re­peat steps 5–8 to piece Tem­plates B–J.

10

Take pieced tem­plates A–J. Ar­range them into groups as shown (Fig 1).

11

Join the sections into two halves, then join the halves. Re­move the tem­plates and press to com­plete one dog block.

Use a tex­tured fab­ric for the ear to make it even more tac­tile

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