Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Puppy Love

It's Practically Here!

A good quilt for a good puppy.  My coco will be turning 1 year old on Christmas Day!  What better reason do I need to make her a special quilt just for her.

My friend, Sheila, will recognize these blocks.  We exchanged them years ago and I decided to use some for this scrap happy quilt.

In honor of Tonya's new book, I used her style of liberated letters.

I did my favorite unmarked liberated cross hatch.  I developed a new method of doing this and will share it with you soon.

I think she likes it!  And yes, I do intend for her to use it on her bed, in her crate, wherever she likes.

Yooray!  I finally finished my Christmas Red Work.  It only took about 10 years..... I love this 50/60's Santa, he is the real one for me.

I also finished my house for Beth's House Project.  You still have until January 1st to send her a 12" block.

And finally, from my home to yours, Merry Merry Christmas!!  Poor coco, she just had to endure it.

I am still planning to do a post on my marking techniques and tools.  But first, a Christmas break and a road trip to the "Farm".

See you next year!


  1. Lucky old puppy that's all I can say. Have a wonderful Christmas too from my house to your's

  2. I cannot beluive Coco gets his own quilt! You are too funny!!
    I adore your vintage Santa stitchery.
    Merry Christmas Barb!!

  3. Aha! what a fun quilt! I remember your post about Coco! Wow.. it has been a year already?
    Love your quilting and red work.
    Have a great trip and Happy Holidays!

  4. that is such a great pic of you all!!! love Coco's quilt and the fact that she gets to use it! wonderful Santa - that's the one I think of too. Merry Christmas

  5. A special quilt for a special puppy! I love the colors and I put that book on my wish list. I really want to try doing the letters.
    Your Santa is like the Santa I remember from my childhood. Very chubby and jolly looking!
    Coco looks embarassed in the pic...and I don't think she's smiling? LOL ;)

  6. What a good mom you are - my kids don't even have quilts from me! Want to thank you for stopping by the blog and leaving thoughtful comments throughout the year!
    Happy Holidays!

  7. Have a great holiday! Love Coco's quilt! wow! Does Coco know how special she is? I hope so.

  8. What a fun quilt! The letters are wonderful and a gorgeous label. I'm looking forward to that quilting tutorial.
    It looks like Coco likes her quilt. :0)

  9. Oh, your dog looks so sweet in that wonderful quilt. I will look forward to learning your liberated cross hatch!

    Have fun on the farm.

  10. HOW FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ooh and aah at sweet Coco- black labs have a special spot in my heart! And the CELEBRATION of Tonya's letters continue, I LOVE YOUR QUILT!! Lucky Coco! Merry Christmas and enjoy the farm! Em

  11. Coco surely deserves her own quilt! That is a great photo of her and her Your Santa redwork is great, he is so jolly!

    Have a great time on your holiday roadtrip. And at dinner on Christmas Eve...fah rah, rah, rah, rah...or it is "Manjah!"?


  12. What a lucky lucky doggy! And of course I am liking that selvage roof on your house block. Happy Holidays! Looks like lots of fun at your house!!

  13. Coco looks like an arm full in your family picture, but what a lucky puppy she is to have such a great quilt. I like your liberated cross hatching.
    Season's greetings, happy holidays, and Merry Christmas across the miles, Barb. I enjoy our visits back & forth.

  14. Love love love your Santa!!! Lucky dog getting such a wonderful quilt. Enjoy your holiday!

  15. What a perfect cute puppy quilt! Merry Christmas!

  16. Lucky Coco, that's a gorgeous quilt, and so is the photo of all of you together.

    Merry Christmas to you.

  17. Goodness, you have been very busy!
    Happy Birthday to Coco. I love her quilt!

    Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Barb!

  18. I love your photo on the banner, and the new quilt is wonderful- knowing how much Tonia likes animals, she'll be tickled pink!

  19. Now that looks like one very happy puppy!! I LOVE your family picture, it just puts a big ol' smile on my face :0)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!


  20. I love Coco's quilt! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  21. Merry Christmas to you and your family
    Enjoy your trip to the farm!
    and oh I love the picture of Coco with her new quilt , yes she needs to use it any way she wants!
    Great family picture.
    Enjoy your holidays!

  22. oh I just love that Santa! I agree thats the Santa I always picture too...
    would love to make this into a wallhanging or even a great pillow.
    what are you going to do with it?

  23. That's a great quilt for Coco. Happy Birthday Coco!
    A wonderful Santa, and a beautiful house. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  24. You all look like you are having so much fun! Love the Coco quilt! And I am totally enamored with your little selvedge roof and tree! Merry Christmas to all!

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  26. I love the quilt and coco looks like he is going to enjoy it, the Santa is a real Santa to me too.

    Your family picture is beautiful, all these happy faces, enjoy your break

  27. Your family looks great! and what a cute doggie - we just got a new yellow lab puppy on xmas eve, now I'm thinking I should make her a quilt too! love it~

  28. Lucky Coco -- that quilt is fabulous! I can't wait to hear more about the cross hatching. LOVE the Santa -- that's the real one to me too. Happy New Year!

  29. Hi Barb! Thank you for your welcome message on my blog. You were the first person to post a comment, which thrilled me as I am a regular follower of your blog!! I just love your style and all the beautiful things you make. Thanks for the troubleshooting advice. I think I have got it sorted out. I am not the most techno-savvy person out there. Thank you for making my day!!!


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