Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Pets on Quilts Show - Minnie and Her Puppies

NOTE: Voting has started at LilyPad Quilting    Minnie and her Puppies is #2 (just to save looking again.) 
I would think that Minnie and her Puppies fits in the dog themed quilt category and in the  Other pet on quilt category.  (updated 08-09-2012)

Today is the grand opening of the Pets on Quilts Show.   I am happy to announce my entry.  I am calling the quilt "Minnie's Puppies."  
For those of you who don't know, Minnie is my pet sock monkey and she is a mini-sock monkey. 
She loves puppy dogs, so she asked for a quilt with dogs.   I made the puppy dog applique blocks using my AccuQuilt Go! cutter. The single ones are embroidered using files that I got from Marjorie at Marjorie's Quilting Bee.  The block with two dogs was done with a simple narrow zigzag.
So I cut some batik squares and made two simple rows. I was just going to join the rows.  But, Minnie protested.  She reminded me that I had some scrap mini-tumblers that I had cut. So I made rows of them to finish the top (and keep Minnie happy.) 
Here is Minnie on her mini-quilt - but for her it is HUGE.

Look at this big smile! I think she is really happy with her quilt.
She reminded me that she was "Ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille" so I took this close up.
She had to get some love from the puppies.  She is fond of Blue Dog.
She adores Red Dog.
But she is in LOVE with Purple Dog.
Be sure to go to the Pets on Quilts show post and visit all the links to see all the quilts.  Then be sure to Vote.  Minnie and I would love it if you voted for us!  Minnie said that I should command you to vote for us. I had to tell her that it was not nice to be bossy. She is a bit of a wild child.  I don't know if I will ever tame her, but I am trying.

58 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Adorable quilt. Good luck training Minnie. My daughter never did get her sock monkey Steve trained. He roamed her house and even rode her armadillos! Lol!

Dana Gaffney said...

What a cute quilt for an adorable little sock monkey. It's so hard to train sock monkeys, I think it's the sock part, we know how much they love to roam and disappear.

Agnes B Bullock said...

So cute- never knew sock monkeys were so fun!

Cindy said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the sock monkey! Happy quilting!!!

Snoodles said...

Sew much fun! You had me chuckling, Cecil B. LOL
Love Minnie, and her quilt is wonderful! Good luck in the competition, and in the giveaways!

Barb said...

too funny Gene,

love your quilt. I played around with Marjorie's dog pattern the other day..turns out grea!

MC said...

Those doggie cut outs are adorable, I can see why Minnie is smitten with them!

Kathy said...

Cute post, Gene. Love Minnie. Good luck with her training. Nice use of your Accuquilt GO! too. I have those dies. Hmmmm. Thanks for inspiring me. Tumblers and dogs -- great combo.

Linda said...

Minnie and her little quilt are adorable!

SewCalGal said...

Oh Gene, you make me quack up. Too cute.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Gene, there is a little bit of "Monkey Business" on this post if you ask me. That aside, your quilt is adorable. Love the puppies.

Loris said...

Love your dog appliques!

CaroleM said...

Minnie is quite funny. Love the doggies too - cute post :)

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out very cute!

Needled Mom said...

Minnie looks very cute with the puppies.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Loved meeting "Minnie" and such a Dog-gone CUTE QUILT!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Oh Gene. Your work always makes me smile. I'll give up the purple dog for the teal.....grin.

Just wonderful!

Debbie said...

Can't decide which is cuter....the quilt or the pet. Delightful!

quiltmom said...

A very fun post Gene- I used some sock monkey fabric for our nieces'baby blanket a couple of years ago. The sock monkeys are so cute. Your die cut is very sweet-
I have not got a die cutter- You sure do make fun creations with yours.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a fun post! I love the red puppy, will that make her jealous? Thank you for sharing with us.

Marcia W. said...

Cute quilt and like those batiks. My sister crocheted a kid sized sock monkey for my grandniece. I love to play with the grandniece and her sock monkey. You are a GO! pro.

Laurie in Maine said...

Your sock monkey is safer with her puppies than with mine...30 seconds to disaster for anything stuffed still at this point!

Melissa said...

I love it! Minnie looks so happy with her puppies!

SpartanBabe said...

Monkeys can be bossy! But, since my nickname was (and still is...) Monkey, they still have a spot in my heart. I like the red dog the best I think Minnie!

Joanna said...

That is a really cute quilt and a very happy sock monkey. Who would think they could be so fussy?

Connie said...

What a precious quilt Gene! Minnie does look like she is in love LOL!

Cindy said...

I never thought of having a sock monkey for a pet....brilliant! Even if they are a little cheeky.

May Britt said...

Cute quilt. Purr purr from Rusken to you.

JLVerde said...

Fabulous quilt!

I have quite a few bossy sock monkeys in my life, so I know how they can be.

Barbara said...

LOL!!!!!
At first glance the pups literally jumped out and I thought they were 3d embellishments (like charms) on the quilt rather than part of the fabric itself. Off to vote, love the tumblers!

Maria said...

Lovely doggy quilt and nice to meet you Minnie...

Mina said...

Minnie looks quite happy, and I have to agree with her that purple puppy is too cute!

Marianne said...

Adorable quilt! I have never owned a sock monkey and had no idea they were so bossy!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Cute quilt and an adorable sock monkey.

Mimi said...

Yup! The purple pup is my favorite too!!!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love it you did a really good job.

Teresa F. said...

The quilt is wonderful and Minnie is so cute!

Satu said...

Lovely puppies and I love Minnie too ;o)

QuiltSue said...

Minnie obviously loves everything about her quilt, and I'm not surprised, it's such fun.

Ingeborg´s Lotta said...

Nice quilt! Minnies dogs on the quilt looks a little bit like my dog, Lilja :)

Hillbilly Tonya said...

LOL, Minnie I like the purple dog too.

Marjorie said...

Love those pups - and Minnie too. You always put things together so well--your quilt top design is great.

Kruse Kats said...

creative way to use the parts you gots!

Kristen said...

Great quilt!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Aww, glad you let Mini have her puppies. Such a treat to see those big smiles on the little ones! :)

April said...

very cute puppies! I love the red one!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the puppies!

Junebug613 said...

Wow, that was some work! The dogs are very cute!

hueisei said...

Very cute puppies quilt :)

Kate Brown said...

I love the puppies in your quilt and choice of fabrics for them. I can see why your wild child loves the purle the best, thats my favorite too ;) Good luck in the contest.

Mhairi said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I love the colours and the way the puppies stand out so well.

Diane Wild said...

Very cute.Since my Doxy is named Minnie, I'm a bit partial to your entry. :)

heartsease54 said...

What a cute quilt.

Lyndsey said...

I love the quilt and Minnie is a cute sock monkey.

Pat said...

Love the quilt and the sock monkey!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Very cute little quilt... but Minnie is adorable!
Thanks for joining in the fun.

catfromhell said...

Oh!!! Me loves the doggies on the quilt! And the monkey reminds me of mune!
Kisses
Nellie at the Cat From Hell

Debi said...

Cute pups!