Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's Snapshots Time!

Are you ready for a new Snapshots block?  It's that time again!!  It nearly snuck up on me, I made my block over the weekend.

This month's pattern, Block Four, is Puppy Love, my latest favorite.

I made a few changes to my block.  I used the Puppy Love fabric to make my sewing machine, block two, so I needed to select different fabric.  I really liked the basket print so I just used a different color way. And since my puppy is a boy, I went with a blue bow.  I also exchanged the puppy fabric for a beige and white dottie print from my stash, that matched my puppy a little better.  Also,  my puppy has a big brown nose and brown eyes, so I used some brown stash fabric for those.

The pattern was very easy to follow, the easiest block so far, it only took me a couple of hours to cut and piece this block.  I played around with the eyes some, the pattern calls for buttons, I went with some fabric circles using the Kay Buckley Perfect Circles,  but coming up with the perfect size took a couple of tries.

Four blocks done, 8 more to go.

This is my Puppy Love model, Cooper.

I am thrilled that the FQS has already surpassed it's initial goal of raising $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its new goal of $20,000. The last time I checked the amount raised was over $21,500. Great job, give yourself a pat on the back!  As a reminder, the monthly patterns are a free download, a donation is up to you, the suggested donation is $5.  Here is a link to the pattern, instructional video, donation page, and everything else you need to know.  (click here)  

Here are a few more folks participating in the sew along, be sure to check out their puppies.

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse

And finally, be sure to also check out instagram, #fqssnapshots for some great blocks and inspiration, the tea pots were amazing!


  1. Such a handsome model!! And really cute block. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a cute block Thelma!! I also just ordered those Kay Buckley Perfect Circles and have already put them to good use. Wish I had known about them sooner ;-)

  3. Glad to see someone use fabric circles for the eyes, that's my plan for my block as well. I love the colors you used!
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  4. Such a cute little puppy! I think the hardest part each month is to pick the fabrics;-)

  5. CUTE!! I printed out my pattern this morning and trying to think of what I can use out of my stash for my puppy doggie. We're headed out of town to Amish area, PA so if I can't find anything in my stash suitable - I guess that is a good excuse to go shopping. ;)

  6. Cooper is a cutie, and so is that quilt block.

  7. What an adorable block! Thank you for sharing it and the photo of your puppy. He's a cutie.


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