Saturday, October 3, 2015

My Dog Gone Cute


My first finish in October is this cute little Dog Gone Cute mug rug. Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting the quilt-along. I don't intend to make many of these dogs, because I am really a cat person. But I needed a mug rug to show off next week, so I thought of this pattern.

In the original (small) block pattern provided by Lorna, the dog block is 6" x 9". That's a little big for a mug rug, so I decided to make it half size. My dog block is approximately 3" x 4.5", and the whole mug rug is 6" x 9", a perfect size.


I quilted the mug rug with vertical lines, and avoiding the cute puppy face. That makes the face stand out from the mug rug. Due to the small size of the pieces, I had to embroider the eyes and nose, otherwise the fabric would have disappeared in the seam allowance.

I turned over the backing fabric for binding, and I think the pink/purple colors goes very well with the front of the mug rug. Isn't my little puppy cute?

(And, if you wonder: The mug will go on the right side...)

11 comments:

  1. what a cute mug rug, not wuilting the dog certainly makes him stand out very nice

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  2. I do not like dogs, so I did not quilt along with Sew Fresh Quiltss this time. But I love all those dogs popping up everywhere on the internet. Your mug rug is so cute!! Makes me feel I want to sew a few dogs myself!!! Have fun sewing.

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  3. What a little cutie and perfect for a mug rug! Lorna designs the cutest patterns!

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  4. Super cute, not sure if my poor eyes and fat fingers could work on something this tiny, LOL! Love how it turned out.

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  5. Cute, cute mug rug! I love those pups!

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  6. Adorbs! This little mug rug is so sweet!

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  7. Oh this is so cute! I'd keep the mug on the right, too!

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  8. What an adorable mug rug!! I love the cute fabrics!!
    Susie

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  9. My goodness those pups do make a perfect little mug rug...I feel inspired to make some Christmas presents...thanks!

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  10. This block sure makes a cute mug rug.

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