That’s One Hot Dog!

That’s One Hot Dog!

I’ve had this quilt finished up for weeks and have been so busy with other things that I haven’t completely shared him with you. I’m excited to finally introduce a new picnic quilt, That’s One Hot Dog!


I had seen tons of these quilts floating around in baby size based off of Boo Davis’ pattern in her book Dare to Be Square. Long time Horde readers may remember when I featured The Dresdens Quilter’s version of it:


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As you can see, I switched my quilt around to make a big giant ‘S’ for Susan. Yep, I’m just that eccentric. I also added a 3D floppy ear and tail. I have lots to tell you about my journey with this quilt and will have a series of posts all about the That’s One Hot Dog! As they are added, I will update this index page with links directly to the posts.

The Great Design Wall

With this quilt, I learned just how valuable a design wall is. I went through a few iterations of the wall and landed on a pretty sweet set up that has absolutely changed the way I manage quilts. Take a look at one way to make your own too in this post!

Customizing the Pattern

This post is all about the the pattern customization. I let my supplies on hand drive this quilt. I wanted to use every square inch I could get by. No new scraps here!

The Quilting

I love the quilting on this quilt! I made a huge misstep when I started and learned an important lesson about planning.

On Quilt Judging

This quilt was entered in the Capital Quilters Vintage View quilt show. See his scorecard and my own thoughts on his technical successes.


I do love this quilt. He’s fun, irreverent, made to be used, and unique. I don’t know about you, but he makes me want to grab a bucket of chicken and head out to the local park!
Thoughts? Questions? You know I love them, what say you?


  1. So stinkin’ cute! Love the ear, fantastic idea! My mom has a mini doxie and would just love this!

    • Thanks Nicole! He was fun to make for sure. Good excuse to buy some Kaffe fabrics. 🙂

  2. Love the colors in this creative doggie especially, but the whole thing is fabulous! The 3d ear and tail are great ideas!

  3. Thank you for featuring my version of the quilt in your newsletter. I love your version. It is so bright and bold, and the 3D effects are a great idea.

    • You’re welcome! Yours is surely the one that made me pop and buy the book. She’s got lots of fun designs in there. 🙂

  4. I love the quilting you did on this guy! I have dachshund mixes so I am partial:)

    • Why thank you Paula! It took a. life. time. to quilt. I like it being super dense on this one expect in the dog. 🙂

  5. What an adorable dog!

    • Thanks Ann! He’s been hanging up in the studio all week. I kind of love him. 🙂

  6. I second the pink flamingo request! I think a whole flock of them would be fun.

    • I agree!! That would be a fun project. Time! Time! Time! I need more! 🙂


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