"Gotcha- The Story of a Lover of Labs"" by True

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-11-09T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-11-12T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I have wanted to make something for the woman who runs the SOS Labrador Retriever Rescue (www.soslabrescue.org) where our yellow lab, Sadie, came from...I so admire what they do and wanted to send her a special thank you for this wonderful addition to our family.  +quiltdiva inspired me with her wonderful quilt ^0079-arwen-fiona and was kind enough to provide some guidance.  I started out trying to mimic the names but this woman has 5 chocolate labs of her own and I could not figure out how to do what I wanted and include them all AND manage the names and stitching.  So I let my imagination go and slept on it Friday night and this is what I made last night for her.  Still needs binding and label.  It will be 15" x 21" when done and I hope she likes it!  The name is inspired by what they call the day you get your new pup... Gotcha Day

11-16-12  It arrived at its new owners house and she is thrilled which in turn thrills me...oh and added a picture of the models:-)

Pictures

Loves

Illogicalkat
Terryt1955

Comments

Laweigel

Wow, this is really special, beautiful and touching! I think I need to make this for my husband, he sure loves his chocolate labbie-dabbie.

Terryt1955

Being a lab lover this speaks to me.SOOOOO special. And that pose in the middle is perfect!

True

Laweigel and +terryt1055 thank you both I really love this and have to say response at work from those who saw it has been great! When I washed it there is some slight fraying around dogs that looks like their hair!! And that middle pose is so lab IMHO my Bella and Sadie do it all the time! The new owner is getting her 5th lab this weekend for her 11 yo old son and chocolate puppy 8 weeks old:-) So perfect timing I am hoping...

True

oops cannot type Terryt1955

Sandyquiltz

Really nice, True ! Makes me want to do one with Goldens (our dog of residence)!

Sewzalot

Your lab is so cute! They will love this. I love the poses of the dogs in the quilt! Makes me smile! Especially that middle one!

True

Carolmarie , Sandyquiltz , Sewzalot thank you all for you kind comments! It was fun to do...And Bella says thank you she is pretty sure she is the best dog in the universe;-)

Caribousmom

Awwwwww - this is awesome! Love the dog photos (wow, they are really beautiful and health-looking dogs!!!). You have such a big heart, Mary...and this quilt expresses that perfectly :)

True

Caribousmom Thank you both for the nice comments...my dogs truly are loves and I agree beautiful! Each so different and so fun together. To think one of them could have ended up in a shelter...or worse makes me want to cry!

Pompom

Love this quilt, I've been working on a similar idea for a greyhound one. I have the dog design on paper but not fabric yet. This is inspiring.

True

Pompom Thank you so much for your kind words! And I was inspired by someone else best part of Threadbias. I have a friend who also does rescue who saw this and begged I do something for her so am trying to figure out something similar but different...we shall see. Good luck with yours and cannot wait to see it:-)

Sewnsew

True, that is a really beautiful gift.

True

Sewnsew Thank you!

Cathelms

I love this quilt! It's playful... just like labs!

True

Cathelms Thank you!

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