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