Canine Quilt


When I taught the Triple Technique Quilt, I didn’t realize how it would touch the heart of dog lovers!  I originally designed this quilt to showcase an embroidered block to commemorate our dog, Cinder.   I used strip piecing, applique and paper piecing techniques and decided this would be a fabulous quilt to teach three techniques.  I hung my green, black and white quilt as a sample for the students.  I had three students take the idea of making the quilt in memory of a beloved pet (two dog quilts and one cat quilt).

I had the privilege of quilting one students quilt top here at Ideal Stitches.  I did a stitch in the ditch around the embroidered dogs, the chain piecing and the flying geese  and then did a background stipple on the white fabric using a variegated thread in browns and blacks.  I also quilted dog prints inside many of the flying geese, so be sure and enlarge the photo to see that extra detail.  The center of this quilt is a photo transfer picture of her dog.  What a great way to preserve the memory of one who was so special.

Triple Technique Dog (front)         Triple Technique Close Up         Triple Technique Dog Quilt (back)

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  1. Debbie did a wonderful job on both of the quilts. I was truly touched when she made the Cinder quilt. She was referred to by a friend of mine as “the wonder dog”, and she was. Thank you Debbie for the wonderful memorial & being such a thoughtful wife.