Sunday, March 11, 2012

Swoon Quilt Finished and a New Pup



Today I finished the last of the hand sewing of the binding on my Swoon quilt--finished just in time for the next quilt along!  I really love the way it turned out, but I can tell you, I really struggle trying to take pictures of my bigger quilts.  So, I just went with hanging it on the clothes line and hoping the wind didn't whip it around too much.  Our house is still pretty much a building site and with all the wet weather we have had this summer, there hasn't been much work done on the house.

In other news, we got a new puppy today!  It looks like we are going to have are hands full for the next couple of months, but we had to get a puppy since we are down to only one working dog at the moment.  This little guy needs a name.  Any suggestions would be welcome:)

23 comments:

wintunancy said...

I really like how you placed your colors on the quilt. What a good way to manage a different color on each block with the border.

You can roll your eyes, but the first thing that came to my mind for a name is Dingo Dog. I don't know what character in what book says dingo dog when someone does something dumb, but it is something a friend of mine always used to say when someone was goofy.

Molly said...

Love the quilt and LOVE that puppy! What breed is he? He looks like a Rottie but the ears are a little pointy. Maybe he's just alert in the picture though. I have a Rottweiler and they are the best dogs ever and great herders. Believe me ... try taking a jog with one and see what happens :)

For a male I'd go with Carl. There is a whole series of children's books by Alexandra Day about a Rottweiler named Carl and they are wonderful.

simplestitches said...

look your Swoon quilt...very pretty and I love the way you used the colours around the border....

love the puppy!

Marls said...

WOW love the swoon quilt. Your choice of using all the colours in the border is fantastic and makes it really pop.
Cute dog-is he a pet or a working dog? How about Bruno?

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Love your swoon! Saw it in the Flickr group. I'm a new follower! I like it when dogs have human names - maybe Pete or Lou?

Marla said...

Deka vyzerá perfektne,nikdy by som neverila že kombinácia týchto farieb dá dokopy niečo také fantastické.Slniečko a teplo závidím u nás je zima ale čoskoro bude jar a aj mi si užijeme tepla.

AlyceB said...

Wow. Wow wow wow. I am a sucker for rainbow colours like this!!!

Jeannette said...

I really love your quilt, very neat idea for the border too! I may try something similar! I just do not understand how you finish so many projects!
Sweet pup too!

Katy Cameron said...

Love your finished Swoon, the colour placement's perfect.

Grinning at the puppy with his tongue out. How about Max?

Maddy said...

Hi, I found your blog after looking at your lovely Swoon quilt.

Your puppy reminds me so much of our black and tan kelpie, Rajah. Daughter and I got him from the Animal Protection Society here in Perth, he was an abandoned dog, possibly too active for a city owner? He was a lovely faithful companion for 13 years. So Rajah is my suggestion!!!!

Ullhärvan said...

I love your SWOON! It's really a cute puppy, he looks like a BUDDY.

natski said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully, you must be happy :)

We were just thinking of puppy names the other day and came up with Indy

franie-jay said...

Hi Jeanette, Your Swoon quilt is beautiful!

How about 'Ringer' for your pup's name. I used to live on a farm where they called the working dog that.

Jenny said...

Your swoon quilt looks so great! It's such a happy quilt! I've got to do one of those someday...soon..and of course i'll probably add a curve in it somewhere ;o)

quiltaddict67 said...

Hi
Is that pup a kelpie? Ure looks like it !
Is it a female? If o we have a home for her!!!
Spur, bit, dot, my I an on up itch many one slyable names
We luv our kelpie we have had 2 blak an tan , red and tan
Luv luv them
If not I
Or ale o uu have a contact ---- luv them and need a female
Thanks
nph@platinum.ca

Becca said...
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Becca said...

Mackinaw (Mac for short) as a nod to Michigan. Love the borders on your quilt!

Mama Spark said...

I love your quilt. Too wonderful!! How do you manage to get so many finished?? What next QAL? Do I need to know? Are you going to do the DS Quilts doll quilt? Sign ups are on the 15th. Are we still going to try to do something together like we talked about? LMK

As for the pup, he is adorable! I think you should use a name from your home state too, maybe Sparty!

Andee said...

This Swoon is AWESOME! I really love it, fabulous job!

Trixie said...

I did a rainbow, scrap quilt for my son about 15 years ago and it is still one of my favorite quilts; we use it all the time. This quilt reminds me of it. I too like the way you organized your colors and matching border color.

How about "Patches" for the puppy? As in patchwork, or maybe Patch Work since he is a working dog; Patches can be his nickname.

Donna said...

I just love that Swoon pattern! Yours turned out very well - love the border. Puppy is very cute, too. Maybe not th most original, but he looks like a Pepper to me. Maybe some type, like maybe Malabar or Cayenne...

Lanlizzy said...

I love your swoon quilt! it's one of the nicest I've seen. The border looks great!

Unknown said...

I am working on this swoon quilt and was curious if anyone added a border to make it a bit bigger. Looks gorgeous! I will have to go all one color though as I don't have enough scraps. Beautiful!

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