Scottie Patchwork Pillow

Flatty Dogs pattern

When I was searching for a UFO recently, I came across this Scottie patchwork pillow pattern that I got a couple of years ago and decided that it was about time I made it.

I already had both the 2 1/2″ fusible grid and I had lots of scraps so there was not excuse to not work on it.

It was easy to make and the fusible grid made it a fast project.

Our Scottie (Ranger) loves stuffie toys so I need to make sure he does not get his teeth on this pillow.   However, I couldn’t resist a photo-opt of him seeing the new Scottie pillow.


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Happy Stitchin,




Happy 4th of July – Scottie July calendar block

Here is my July Scottie calendar block.   I made a scottie calendar blocks (ages ago) and finally finished putting the ribbon binding on them.

I change them out every month and they are attached (yarn hook on the back) to a canvas covered in burlap.

They were a lot of fun to design and make.

Happy Stitching and Happy 4th of July.



UFO re-imagined into a Holiday pillow

I am a Scottie Dog junkie and during the Holiday season, I decorate our sunroom with all my scottie stuff.    We have an ottoman on the porch and I thought it needed a plaid quilted throw for it.   So, I pulled out our holiday fabric tub in search of inspiration.  What I found was one of Donna’s UFOs.   It had a white center, a green flange, and a red border.   The red border was already quilted.  Hummm…. this could be a nice pillow.

So I took Donna’s UFO (that she couldn’t remember what it was supposed to be) and created a new holiday pillow for our Scottie sunroom.   I suspect that it was a sample for a class she taught in making a flange.

I quilted the white area, appliquéd a plaid Scottie on it, and turned it into a pillow.

Earlier this year, Donna took one of my UFO (a Hawaiian appliqué) and deconstructed it and put it into an Art Quilt).  Now I’ve finished one of her UFOs.   I guess we’re even now.


This got me thinking, perhaps we should do a UFO challenge and give our fellow quilters one of our UFOs and let them do whatever they want to with the UFO to re-imagine it into something new and wonderful.

Happy Stitchin’



Happy Halloween


The pattern was from Quilter’s World Magazine (Oct 2003, Vol 25) and is by Amy Bradley Designs titled ‘Halloween Treats’.

This is one of my favorite appliqué quilts of our dog, Ranger.

I loved making it and it always makes me smile when we hang it up.  Since it is Halloween, I thought it was worth another posting.





Here’s another.

Original design – October Calendar Block

This is the October calendar block that I designed and made of him.  Every month I designed and made a different block with a scottie on it.

I hope you have a yummy, full of chocolate, day.

Happy Stitchin,



Doggy blanket for Messi

Last month my “grand-doggy” Messi was visiting with us while my son was on a business trip.  I decided to make him a light weight doggy blanket since it was so hot.   Using a quilt as you go technique, I sewed scraps of doggy fabric, hot air balloons, music, and computer fabric to make the top of the blanket.  On the back, I pieced together several pieces of flannel.  I also put Messi’s name on the backing using a fabric with doggy bones (fusible appliqué).  I love making projects using fabric scraps.  Messi loves to pose for pictures – just tell him to sit.

Ranger is walking over to check out Messi’s new doggy quilt.

I think he probably thought I was going to toss him a doggy treat. When my son picked up Messi, I told him about the doggy quilt that I made.  It turns out that I made Messi his quilt on his birthday.  He is now 3 years old.  Keep having fun sewing and quilting.  Donna

Cocoa or Coffee? Make it your own.

coffeecup1Woohoo!   I finished one of my projects from our Tabor City quilt retreat.

We picked up this pattern & kit, ages ago, someplace and it was in our UFO pile.


I decided that I really didn’t care for the hot cocoa look and the fabrics, but I loved, loved, loved the hanger.

So, I decided to turn it into a coffee mug and use my own fabrics with colors that worked in our house (blues/greens)

coffee-cup4Yes…. I had to fussy cut a scottie dog to add to the cup (since I do own a collection of scottie dog mugs).


This little piece now hangs in our kitchen, near the coffee machine.

Happy Stitch’n


New Sewing Machine cover

What to do on a COLD & cloudy winter day?


Answer:  Make a new sewing machine cover for my Bernina.

My old cover was not really big enough for my main machine so the old one  now covers my travel machine (in the background).

Happy Stitchin’



Scottie Fabric (close-up)

Ps.   Yes…. I did include some scottie fabric (from my scottie fabric stash) in this cover.