Friday, November 11, 2011

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Welcome everyone! 

It's my day for the blog tour.  I hope you have been tuning in daily to the other blog hop participants.  I have checked them out and am very impressed with all the wonderful, talented designers out there! 



Here is my block that was included in the latest issue.  Applique, you say?!  Yes, I have been designing a bit of applique these days.  I love to applique but unfortunately, there is not enough time to do it all.  I was inpired by a tile design for this applique and hope you enjoy it too!

As for my giveaway for the blog tour, I have a few items to give to 3 lucky winners!  Read below to see how to enter for the drawings.   

First, from Quiltmaker, a copy of the Quiltmaker's 100 Block Vol. 4.  It is an awesome magazine that has some great blocks and lots of inspiration!

Second, Fit to be Geese ruler.  If you haven't used my Fit to be Geese ruler, here's your chance to win one!  It is perfect for trimming flying geese from 2" x 3 1/2" to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Also included with the ruler is a free pattern.



Third, fabric.  How about a sampling of my newest fabric line, Memories of Provence?  Combining rich reds, beautiful blacks, fabulous blues and soft creams, this is the latest fabric line that I designed with Maywood Studio.  Here are a few of the pieces.



Now, how do you enter, you ask?  Simple, leave a comment on this blog answering this question:  Dog lover, cat lover, neither or both?  If you do have a pet, let me know his/her name, breed (if applicable), and age.  I would love to hear all about your favorite 4 legged friend.  If you don't have a pet, let me know what keeps you company when you sew.  Music, dvd's, silence...?

Make your comment before Sunday night and I will draw for the winners and announce them Monday morning. 


This is my quilting buddy, Tillie, our Old English Sheepdog.

Thanks for participating and good luck!

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Janna said...

We have a cat named Tigger, but I am a dog person - the cat is my husbands. But wouldn't you know it, Tigger will always come and sit on my knee of an evening!! :-)

Miriam said...

I am a cat lover.
My quilting buddy is an almost 5 year old brown Burmese named Jasper.
Jasper loves sitting on laps and is quite persistent at getting his favourite spot. The lap top or sewing always get pushed out of the way! Lol
I love your new fabric line...perhaps even more than I love Olde World Style. :)
Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

I love both, but all I have right now is a cat. A onery cat, but I love him anyway.

Your block is lovely.

KaHolly said...

Cute dog! I don't have pets anymore. But I prefer cats. I am quite taken with your block. And that fabric is gorgeous!! Congrats for having a block in the magazine.

Donna said...

Dogs!!?!! Not at this house.

Excuse the above. Cha Cha cat tried her paws at typing. Her human - me - adores cats and dogs.

Jessica said...

I am a dog person. We have a Jack Russell named Jed, he is 10 years old. Jed is a fantastic little snake catcher and lets us know when something is around that shouldn't be!

Lisa Marie said...

We've had a couple dogs over the years but they've really been my husband's and son's. Although the black lab(!) used to think he was my "lap dog" -- if I sat down he'd plop down on top of me.

TheStylishHome said...

We have both cats & dogs, but I think I am a cat lover! Our cats are T (13), Ob & Mr. Gray (4), Lu (3), Buddy & Julian (2). Our dogs are Kiera (12) & Jess (3)

Usually, Jess keeps me company in my sewing room, or else, I prefer silence....I find I work through a ton of "issues" that way.

Thank you!

Robyn said...

Dog mostly but I do like cats too. We currently have a dog, Frisbee. He's a shelter dog of mixed origin. We think he is mostly canaan dog. He's only 8 months old right now and has quickly wagged his way into our hearts. We went to the shelter just to look and I told my son NO PUPPIES. Well we met him and he just sat there and wagged that little tail with those big brown eyes. Then my son picked him up and it was all over. We left with a puppy.

TheStylishHome said...

I got so sidetracked with our little zoo, I forgot to tell you how much I really like your block!

kt said...

I love both cats and dogs. We currently have a 10 mo. old black lab mix that we adopted 2 months ago named Oreo. He doesn't quite keep me company while sewing since he is still limited to a few rooms (his nicknames are destructo dog and trouble), but I keep him company doing hand work. Thanks for the chance to win!

Dianne Giles said...

I have a little jack russel cross named Bubbles. Who needs alcohol when you have "Bubbles". Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Martina said...

We have no pets anymore. Used to have guineapigs. The last ones name was stormy. She was very activ and lovely! Thanks for the give away and I really love your block!

Thelma said...

OMG, that picture of Tillie is too precious, her hair looks perfect, maybe this is her style! Can you keep it short like this or does she get cold in the winter with short hair?

Your applique block is stunning, Congratulations on making the book and submitting such an inspiring block.

We're a dog only house, I'm allergic to cats!

Please don't enter me in the giveaway but thanks so much for the opportunity.

Donna Joy said...

We have a 5 year old Havanese dog named Montigue Barington ||| or Monty for short. He always lays near me when I sew. Over the years we have had cats, Burmese, himilayan, Scottish fold, Turkish van, very many happy memories. Thanks for the chance to win your gifts, that ruler sounds fascinating.

scraphappy said...

We are owned by a pig like pug named Lizzie. She loves to "help" me quilt and is always snoring next to me on the couch.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

To make a long story short I have a cat named Porch Kitty. I walked outside and saw a little girl throwing a cat up onto my porch and when I asked why, she said he was hungry. So I have been feeding him ever since. About four years now. His name is usually shortened to PK.

Michele said...

Munch, my cat, is in my lap as I type. Two terriers, Gracie and Ollie, are walking with dh.

Would love a hamster, but think it would be considered prey

Love your block

Amy Laura said...

I love both, but right now I have two kitties....Tigger (orange tabby) and Cocoa (chocolate brown calico). They love to help me sew, or at least unthread my machine and hold down my quilts!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Dee said...

Dog lover...we have two labs where I work, Roxie and Sadie and a weimerhoner Riley. Cat lover...At home I have Birman cats, which I bred and showed Birmans. Currently I have Breve, Ellianne, and Zaphire....and a kitten who is ready to go to a new home, which I call baby, as once I name them, they are mine.

Linda said...

I love your applique block. The background fabric is awesome. I don't have pets but if I did I would probably like to have a small dog. When I am in my sewing room I like to catch up on quilting podcasts.

Ros said...

I have two very spoilt Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Rusty and Tia. They both keep me company while I sew in my sewing room, they are great little snorers lol. They are most upset at the moment as they are not allowed to spend as much time with me as I have just had eye surgery and sadly I have to be careful of infections.
I love your block and really love your lusciuos materials.
Thanks for being so generous.

Linda V said...

Dog lover, however last year we downsized to an apartment and cannot have pets. Miss the love! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

krislovesfabric said...

More dog person than cat but we have one of each...Sam and Kitty. Kitty is the quilter, Sam the explorer. Thanks for the chance.

bairdmtn said...

We have dogs, cats, donkeys, cows, goats and chickens! We live on a farm so we definitely love critters!! Inside is Roxie, our 6 year old Boston Terrier who DOES NOT know she is a dog so please don't tell her!! Outside is Dawson, age 6, who is a Giant Schnauzer/Anatolian Shepherd cross-he's a BIG baby and 4 Great Pyrenees that watch the goats! Guess we are mostly dog people, but Jax age 2 is our kitty who DOES NOT know he is a kitty stays inside and is a sweetheart, too!! He helps me quilt!!

SewLindaAnn said...

Hello to Tillie! I'm a both, or everything animal person. Presently, I have a Yorkie (Paulie) who resides under my work table on a pillow. I have a Border Collie/Spaniel mix (Taz) also smart as a whip. Both are with me wherever I go in the house. Your block is beautiful, as is your fabric.

Purl Buttons said...

I am a dog person. Our grand-dogger is part our our household. She is a 6 year old, long-haired, black and tan dachshund named Lily. She is lively and full fun.

I really like your ult block. I enjoy applique and your style appeals to me.

Linda said...

We have a Chihuahua named Elmo, he is getting old and "that" day is coming soon. He always liked to curl up in the quilts as I handquilted them.

Anonymous said...

I am also a cat lover. Her name is Shadow. She is 12 years old. She is a Burmese. I love her so much. Yes, she is totall spoiled. Her special day is Sunday. She is picked up and loved all day. Sunday becomes Shadow Sunday. Your block is beautiful. Memories of Provence are my colors. I can see myself making a quilt for myself soon. Thanks for the chance for the giveways. This sure has been an awesome blog tour.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Dana Gaffney said...

I am a dog person and you really don't want to get me started talking about the fur babies. We have two, Maya Grace and Brady Bug. They are both about three years old and both rescues. Maya came to live with us after someone dumped a litter of puppies next to the highway (they are all O.K.). Bug was at a rescue event, very sick and mangy, so of course he came home with us. Lots of love here.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sassy our family dog died several years ago, She had cancer. We still miss her very much. We have not replaced her and don't have any plans to. Now I watch tv or listen to a book on tape when I sew.
mhinders@myclearwave.net

Kd said...

The quadruped who owns me is a 12 year young Weimaraner named Gabby. She is a faithful model dog who loves the snot out of me. Gotta love her! Great giveaway...I've been eyeing that Fit to be Geese ruler. :) Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

Kris said...

I love to listen to music while I sew. Right now it's Phantom of the Opera. What a fabulous block! I love applique. Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Colleen said...

Definitely a dog lover but unfortunately no pet right now :(.
When I sew I actually like silence so I can enjoy the hum of the machine, unless I am with friends then the laughter keeps me company!
Congratulations, your block is lovely!

Catia from Italy said...

I am dog lover.Now I have a 2 years old Havaneser called Fanny and a 16 years old named Penny.Fanny comes from Prague and Penny from a Rescue Center.Next year Fanny will become mum and we will have a third dog. Her name will be Amelie

Maria Kievit said...

We have both a cat (Stripes) and a dog (Alex) but both have homes outside. I have girls who are allergic to pets inside. Our cat is 2 yrs old, and the dog 7-8 yrs. He keeps us in stitches waiting for his crust of bread that we feed him on a daily basis. Nothing else matters to him than that piece of bread.
Would love the chance to win your magazine and the fabric! Thanks.

Karen (Misiz C) said...

Know what you mean about enough time for applique. If we only didn't need sleep! ;-) Your block is beautiful!

My fuzzy quilt helpers are the cats. From rearranging blocks laid out on the floor to weighing down stacks of fabric so they don't blow away, they are always involved. We have three. Cosmo, a gray van shelter kitty; Miles, a bronze Egyptian Mau; and Aurora, a calico se Scottish Fold

arlette said...

Your block's so cute, love the colors you used for it.
I have a dog, she's my baby, her name's Prisca, she's 11 years old, 1 and a half months ago, almost lost her because she got sick... very sick, she got an emergency surgery and got her uterus removed, after that she didn't look she got that surgery, she was happy than ever..., and have been fine since then :D, yay!!!!
When I was a child, one of my aunts used to have an Old English Sheepdog, her name was Bonnie, she was a great-caring dog, I'd love to have one someday, your Tillie's a cutie patotie!!!!, I see she loves to model :)

Kathleen said...

I have a 6 year old Tabby named Skeezix. He was dumped in the country and found me. He's an amazing survivor and hunter. Three weeks ago he was injured but our trusty veterinarian patched him up and with lots of TLC he's almost back to 100%. He's a great friend and keeps me company in my sewing room. Your products are always wonderful!

Jane @ parrotjgw@hotmail.com said...

If I could have a pet it would be a dog: small, cuddly, named Blue.
Allergies :(
So I keep warm by quilting.
I love your block

Kaye M. said...

We have a dog named "Tater" and he is a Border collie. He loves to run and chase rabbits and squirrels. Your applique block is lovely! tkmattson@hotmail.com

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Candace said...

Living here with me are 3 buddies! Two cats, Dot and Tiger; and one dog, a Boston Terrier named Riley. Dot is my quilting budding. She sits on the ironing board while I cut fabric and then on the cutting table while I piece.

mblittle5 said...

Dog person, without question. We have 2 little Havanese pups, sisters 1 year old. Our last name is Little, so they are Poca (Little in Spanish) and Dot (which really fits here because she has 3 black spots on her rump. Unfortunately, they are not to be trusted in my sewing room - there's just too much tempting stuff in reach for them. thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway. Love your block.

Patti said...

I am a dog lover (allergic to cats). We have 2 dogs. Brady, a cocker spaniel, age 8; Cooper, a beagle, age 7. Both were rescue dogs. Their personalities are as opposite as could be. They have a bed under my sewing table.
Thanks for a chance to win.

gill said...

Dog lover! I have 2 - a black labrador and a golden retriever!

Judy W said...

You are very generous and your block is beautiful. We have a cockapoo dog name Frisco. We love him to death -- he's 8 years old now but acts like a puppy and loves my sewing room. Judy W

Carla said...

I like both cats and dogs, but prefer cats because of the ease of care. I have an 11 year old quilting companion name of Wasabi. She is part Siamese and part Tabby. She follows me wherever I am. If I'm quilting, she will be joining me. Her special place is a padded bed on my sewing table. If I get ready to sandwich a quilt, she can be counted on to come and lay on the quilt. Your fabrics are lovely. The flying geese tool looks like a one-of-kind. Thanks for participating and an opportunity to win!

Grandma Shell said...

I have two four-legged friends, my Mini Doxie, Daisy, who is 7, and a very obnoxiously independent cat, Jasper. As best as we can remember we got Jasper when he was 2 months old back in the early summer of 1996, so that would make him 15, going on 16. At any rate he's a very old cat. He much prefers the outdoors (I live in the country) and only comes in to warm up (take a nap) and eat, then he wants out again. Oh, I am definitely a dog lover. I have NEVER caought Daisy strolling around on the kitchen counters. Can any cat lover say that? LOL

Anonymous said...

I have 2 pugs, a black lab mix and a black kitty. I always thought of myself as a cat lover, but I love all my furry friends.
Candy Soehren at cls47@prodigy.net

sandrascraftcorner said...

My quilting buddy is Rusty my 4 year old Pomeranian. He is great for picking up odds and ends that drop. He turns them in for a cookie. He loves it when I do applique :)

Nancy said...

I am a dog and cat lover; but my hubby doesn't want any pets. I do get to enjoy our granddogs...we have a boxer named "Champ" and a schitzhu named "Kennedy". They love their treats when they come to visit Grandma!!!
Often times I quilt in just quiet; which I find pleasant.
Your block is lovely and can't say enough for Maywood fabrics. They have such a nice soft feel to them!

Frewgal said...

Maximus Fallstaff is my 2 1/2 year old West Highland White Terrier. I chose the second name of Fallstaff as it is means 'to keep someone in stitches'...very appropriate for this dog who always makes me smile and for me, a quilter.

JoyceLM said...

I love both cats & dogs. But right now we only have 2 cats in the family - Miss Mollie & Mr. Grady. Plus there's a feral stray cat we feed called Mr. Blackie. Trying to tame him enough so I can take him to the vet for shots & neutering. Love your new fabric line & your block is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lee Ann said...

Hello! I have always been a cat lover. But, when we find a home of our own, we are planning to adopt a dog.

I currently have two cats: Chessie, a 14 year old Maine Coon and Gracie, a tripod rescue we adopted in 2009 -- she is approximately 3 years old.

I'm deaf; so, I tend to sew in silence. The cats come in and out. They currently are not allowed in the sewing room unless I'm in there. Thus, they are never sure if they're allowed in there when I am in there. So, they're cautious to the point of being funny!

Thank you for a chance to win.

Glenna said...

Love your block! Great giveaway! We have a Basett Hound - Abby.

Jennifer Padden said...

We have a 10 year old Belgian Malinois named Mocha because that is her color. She is smarter than me but she has to stay downstairs. Since my sewing room is upstairs, I take frequent breaks to go play with her. It is good for her, good for my back and especially good for my mind.

Judy said...

I am a dog lover but no longer have pets and I really miss them. When I sew I have soft background music on. I love the block and fabric line. Congratulations,

Kathy H said...

I am a cat and dog lover. We just lost our dog Max this year and I still think when I come home, I will see him lying on his bed. Luckily my family and friends have cats and dogs and share them with me.

Lori said...

No pets here. I usually have the TV on in the background when I sew. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

Oh a dog lover. Have always had at least one. Right now my quilting buddies are Okie a golden retriever and Tag a black toy poodle. The are my best buddies. Would love to try your ruler. and that fabric is to die for..

Anonymous said...

I have no pets but I listen to talking books as I sew. Then I get to do two things I love at the same time. You have a great blog.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deb said...

I have a cat named Bear! He is very special and my shop is in my home and everyone who comes to shop thinks he very special! He looked just like a teddybear when I brought him home 5 years ago with the cute blue eyes and gray fluffy fur!

Debbie said...

I love dogs and cats. I have a solid black German Shepherd named Baron and my husband has a red heeler named Clyde. We had a tonkinese cat named Mr. Kitty but he died a few weeks ago.

Linda K said...

Your fabrics are yummy! My sewing buddies are 2 Cairn Terriers ( Toto dogs). They follow me from room to room and are just waiting for me to " make a lap" for them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marilee said...

First off, I have memories of Provence, too. JD (named for Jed's Dog) is an 11yr old yellow lab. Since you said to tell about him...I must say that we are heartbroken. He had his spleen removed 2wks ago. Two cancerous tumors. They give him 3months to live and we are enjoying his current good health every day.

Linda said...

I am partial to cats. I finally convinced my husband to adopt a cat and we brought Buddy home this past February. He is a tan and white tabby rescued from a feral colony. He is very sweet but not a lap cat. His main goal in life is to eat! We don't let him outside so it is a challenge to keep him entertained inside. He is between 2-3 years old. He enjoys sitting in open windows and on the screened porch but cold weather is putting an end to a lot of this!!

Linda E in AZ said...

My husband and I never had any pets since we both worked, but when we bought our house in NM we became "cat owned" people. The next door neighbor's cat decided to adopt us (since they had dogs and teenagers who chased him on their motorcycles). He was a big orange tabby who was the neighborhood buddy. He definitely wormed his way into our hearts and house.

Julie said...

My two "furbabies" are dogs--we have a 10 year old lab named Diamond and a 5 year old English mastiff named Piper, both good girls and very sociable. They love to be under the dining room table with me while I sew. I definitely think they're quilting dogs!!

martha said...

i have a 16 yr.old chocolate lab whose name is hershey! martha from minnesota

Beverly R said...

My family has a dog named Arizona, she is a Bishon Frise. I personally am not a dog person and yet she loves me best. Keeping me company as I sew... I perfer a DVD.

Beverly R said...

My family has a dog named Arizona, she is a Bishon Frise. I personally am not a dog person and yet she loves me best. Keeping me company as I sew... I perfer a DVD.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Tillie is a sweet pup!
I used to have 2 Schnauzers but both have passed away in the last 4 years. Their names were Charlotte and Cindi.
They were such good buddies.
Love your block. I like the intricacy of it.
Thanks for a chance to win some prizes.
Congrats to you.

grannyanne said...

We are cat lovers and have two black cats. They both will be two in December. The first cat is named Skye and is the calm one. Missy is the other and is the cat that keeps us on our toes. They are my company in the sewing room, making sure that the quilts I make are comfy. Every morning they pick their place and when it is time to quit for supper, they tell me in no uncertain terms. I love them both and they are great company

Kathy in GA said...

Definitely dog here, but I melt for kittens...but I'm allergic to cats so they can't be my sewing buddies.
We had a dog for 14 years, had to put him down 2 years ago...his name was Wicket (after the Ewok in Star Wars). My kids were very scientific about naming him (or maybe I should say my hubby was) - we had to vote and had a whole chart going for names. He was about 6 1/2 pounds of love - a Maltese/red toy poodle mix.
His sewing adventures started when he was 6 months old and swallowed a threaded needle while on my lap - thread first - I couldn't get it in time, so he spent the night at the emergency clinic, then to a specialist, and he finally passed the thing without issue...and they gave me the needle back in a bio bag - yuck! Miss him greatly, but a lot of travel now to see my kids as they are spread out.

aztel2000 said...

I don't have any pets right now, but I still consider myself a cat person. The only company I have in my sewing room currently are a whole family of dust bunnies that reproduce like crazy!
Karen in Breezy Point

quilting queen said...

We have a cat and a dog. The cat is a grey tabby who weighs about 20 lbs and his name is Pestis Maxima, That is Latin for the biggest pest. Max for short.He probably has the best personality of any cat we've had but he wants to lay on you and be in your face as much as we will let him. Our dog is a Pit Bull-Lab mix that we rescued. We recently had to put down one of our dogs, a Pointer-Lab mix that we rescued 12 years ago. I love cats and my husband loves dogs

Beth said...

We're not "dog people" or "cat people", we're animal people. (Which is kind of how we think of our pets, now that I say it...) We have five dogs: a border collie mix who is 10, whom we adopted from the shelter. She was pregnant when we got her, and we kept four of the puppies, who are now 8 years old. Two of them must have had a big Lab for a daddy; the other two look just like the shepherd their mama was roaming the streets with. We've always had cats, but after our last old gal passed away we decided to wait a bit before we added a couple of kittens to the family--you know how it is, we wanted to wait until we weren't feeling so sad, and I think we're about ready. Back to the shelter!

I'd also like to put in a good word for chickens. We have found them to be wonderful companions. They are sweet and funny and as individual as any dog, cat, or person we've known.

Your block is so beautiful. I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers for the lovely fabric, but would be delighted to be chosen in any order!

Gwen said...

Dog lover!!! and Cat lover!!! actually--- ANIMAL lover!! Always have been and always will be-- pets are the BEST thing ever!!! I have 2 shelties-- Mandy (she'll be 10 next week-- can't believe she's that old!) and Kolby (Mandy's nephew-- and he is 7 years old); and 2 cats-- Mr. Fat (4 years) and Recon (2 years)-- both strays that adopted us, and have blessed our lives since the day they arrived... :-) SOOO excited to see who wins! I LOVE giveaways!! Thanks! :-)

suz said...

Love them both, but we have a cat now - working full time 1 1/2 hours from home makes owning a dog pretty much impossible. Our cat is Growltiger, GT for short,she's 11, a talker and actually my son's cat, but his landlord doesn't allow pets, so she lives, reluctantly, with me. Her friend, who was my cat (and who passed away at the age of 16) was Jacki. She was supposed to be my son's cat, but she adopted me. You can't tell cats who to bond with - they have minds of their own.
When I was a kid we took my aunt's dog, Husk, to live with us because my aunt's neighborhood had become too congested and they were afraid Husk would get hit by a car. Husk was black lab and Husky (hence her name) and looked like a small bear. She was an excellent dog!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

No pets at present. I did have an Airedale that was my close buddy, but she passed on and it's really been too hard for me to have another close furry friend. So now we have goldfish in our pond :-)

Stephanie said...

In August I lost my best friend, Toby, a 16-year old Border Terrier. He was always where I was--including the sewing room. I still feel he's there with me.

swheatsue said...

Until recently I had two golden retreivers. Last month I lost my beloved Zoe to bloat - a devastating condition I had never heard of. I was in the middle of a summer challenge in my quilt guild. I incorporated a paper pieced golden retriever block in that & sewed her name tag on it. Now we are left with our 9-year old golden Sabrina. Although Sabrina misses her forever friend she is enjoying receiving Zoe's share of attention as well as her own.

Mary said...

I can't have pets DH is allergic. We have had Dogs and Cats that lived on the FARM but not anymore- we live in the BIG city now. I have to put my kitties and puppies in Quilts. I like them both and they don't make the hubby sneeze. I like the old style fabrics and would love to win your drawing.

Mary said...

I have a kitty named Princess. She has to inspect every quilt. If it is still just blocks, and she does not like it, she takes a running skid across them to mix them up!!

BeachQuilter said...

We have a Bengal named Nikita. Bengals are very vocal, ours "sings" at night and has for 14 years! She loves to communicate us and we swear we hear words from her at times. She is very spoiled and loves it!

Regina said...

Cat - Maggie -old and crotchety but I love her.

poppyinpink said...

The first thing that caught my eye apart from your exquisite applique was the background print..it sets off your work beautifully, I love it. Your fabric is lovely and that ruler, looks interesting. I lean towards dogs, having had a toy poodle for 16 years but have been mother and then companion to a Pink and Grey Galah for over a decade now. She has recently revealed her sex to us by laying 3 perfect eggs and it broke my heart to take them off her after a few weeks. We thought until then that we had a male and named him Poppy after my grandfather and my mother's favorite flower! Is this TMI? So Poppy does like to sit on my shoulder and critique my stitching. She also coughs with me when I clear my throat and occasionally if I something goes down the wrong way and I choke..she does too and she screams as well..she reminds me of an alarm going off and it might even save my life or I could die choking and laughing at the same time!!

valerie boudier said...

Don't have either - I love cats to look at but don't like them near me. I usually don't have any company while I'm sewing - I enjoy the silence

wendy said...

Tillie is a beautiful dog. I do not have pets as I am not at home enough to care for them. I do have grandchildren though and they are wonderful! I listen to classical music as I sew or just enjoy the quiet. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

We claim both! Jinx, our 2 year old border collie, who is smartest, sweetest dog we've had. She let's my 5 year old do just about anything to her, including dressing her up in princess dresses! Our kitties are Buddy, 3, and Lilly, 2, who are absolute riots to watch. All three hang around when I'm sewing and insist on auditioning anything I make.

Your block is lovely! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the issue so I can make it.

Dona said...

Cat lover. I have a black/white cat that is about 4 years old. He's huge and weighs about 12 lbs - stretched out about 3.5' long. I also have a 'teenage' cat that is orange tabby and he's just a brat! An outdoor cat that is about 10 years old and hates coming in the house. And last but not least, Nester a grey tabby who is about 13 years old and still going strong!

Anne said...

My quilting buddy is my golden retriever, Chloe. She's five. Seems she's always snoozing in my sewing room, and I have to step over her. Chloe is afraid of storms, and for some reason, she has determined that my sewing room is her safe haven. Smart dog!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt block!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love both kitties and puppies. My Elliott (cat) and my Sammie (dog) have both gone over the rainbow. DH says no more pets, but I'm thinking next year. We are getting old so maybe not a pup.

Your block is gorgeous!

Cheryl Willis said...

Oreo and Charlie, mix and lab.
I love the background fabric you used, and couldn't believe I have a yard in my stash- must have been snuck in by a friend- lol

Linda said...

Sorry, but I'm not a pet lover. However, all dogs and cats seem to love me. I have often been in the homes of friends who have pets, and the pets always gravitate to me - rubbing against my legs, licking my hands, or jumping into my lap. My husband always finds this extremely humorous!
Sewing time for me is thinking time. I guess I'm a complete oddball - not pets, no radion, cds or tv while I'm sewing.
Yes, it takes all kinds to make a world.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Quilt Hollow said...

Tillie is adorable! I love ALL animals. Currently we have a black kitty that I affectionally and simple call Meow...or when I want to be silly with her it is Stinky, Stinky Lulu.
As soon as I saw your name in the line up of blogs to visit I thought I would see something with geese! You surprised me! Your block is fantastic and fabric choices spot on me!
I've been wanting one of your rulers! I see them all over blogland! In fact, the project I've been working on currently I've been using the Geese 4 At a Time technique and I keep thinking I should have gotten your ruler! Maybe Santa will bring me one for the stocking. :-)

Anonymous said...

I am a dog lover I have 2 mini doxies
one red named Pocahontas (Pokey) 11 yrs old
one black & tan named cherokeerose (cherry) 11 yrs old
and a black lab mix Max he's about 9 yrs old.
I like cats too, but the dogs don't.
Thank you the chance to win.
Brenda L
bdlopez@yahoo.com

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH! Pets are one of my favorite topics!!! I love all animals and though we only have dogs right now, we do love cats too. We have two furry babies, one the oldest is Schnauzer, 11 years old and failing fast. She has always been my little bright eyed girl and lots of tears have been shed the last two weeks. Lots of calls to our vet of many years and advice on making her comfortable. She just isn't ready yet, she sleeps most of the time but her appetite is very good and when she gets her weak little legs stretched out, she runs and plays with her sister as though she were a pup. Her sister is a Schnauzer mix named Sadie Jo, that we got at 15 months old and is now 7. She had been brutally abused and we actually paid the lady that owned her a bunch, to get her for ourselves. The vet said she was so malnourished and dehydrated that she didn't know if she could save her. Well, obviously she did and ever since we got her home, she started growing into a chubby, funny, bundle of love wrapped up in fur. She doesn't really know how to play, never got the hang of it after we got her off her chain, but when Friskie starts teasing her, she tries to join in the fun and looks like such a dork trying to play tag and tug of war that we usually laugh till tears roll. I can honestly say that without the presence of pets in my home, I would feel lost. Unconditional love and companionship...you can't beat that. I just wish they didn't grow old so much faster than we do. **sigh** Well, I got a little carried away, but I always do when the subject is pets.
Congratulations on having your beautiful block in the new magazine and thank you for your generous giveaway. I haven't tried your Fit to be Geese ruler but I need to. I've been making Flying Geese for the last few days and getting more frustrated with each one. Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I've made them before with no trouble, but I subscribe to the old adage, "If at first" LOL. Hugs...

Linda in PA said...

We are dog people. We currently do not have a dog, but have had several in the past. We had a beagle/terrier mix named Coty, a beagle named Pepper, and a border collie/lab/husky mix named Friday. They have all gone to doggie heaven. We have 2 Chihuahua granddogs named Finn and Fritz and a black lab granddog named Gunner.

Jill said...

We have a dog named Lexie. She likes to lay under or across my feet whenever I sit down. She is an English Springer Spaniel.

Quilter In Paradise said...

Oh my goodness, don't get me started on 4-legged children! We have been blessed with two of the best guys around - both are rescue's and I wouldn't go any other way. Webster was our first, a Schnoodle - he was my sewing buddy. Find me and you find him. Then about 6 years ago Dexter found us. He is more terrier mix and a great lap dog ( and he's warm at night, too!) It broke my heart when Webster went to doggy heaven earlier this year and Dexter isn't all that interested in sewing, but that's ok cause I know he sure likes sleeping under the quilts I make!

Janet said...

I have cats (4 of them). They like to sit in my lap of an evening, especially in cold weather. I can always tell when fall/winter is here when the oldest cat starts to nap in my lap! When I sew, I usually manage to do it without kitty help so I listen to my iPod with books or music.

WoolenSails said...

I love both and have both. I have a border collie named Casey, a tuxedo cat named Moki and my sons kitty who I guess is mine now is named Izzy.

Debbie

Joanna said...

I love both cats and dogs, and most of God's creatures. I have a black cat, Moxie, who turned 3 in August. Tillie is a beauty. Also, compliments on your block, fabric, and ruler, all of which I like quite a bit.

Jeanne said...

I like dogs mostly. Also I really like your block. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Quilting with Jannette said...

I am a cat lover! Our current kitty is Buddy - we adopted him from an animal rescue group 3 weeks ago. He got a very rough start in life and is still skittish, but he is slowly warming up to us. He is mostly Maine Coon - and tabby maybe. He has already won our hearts!

Kathy M Boice midwayfarms@hughes.net said...

Thank you for asking! I love all animals. Unfortunately we lost our best pet ever, a amb, Miss Lucy who thought she was a human! She was so smart!! But we have two dogs, A yellow Lab, Miss Maggie, and a Minature schnauzer, PT. We also have a yellow stray cat, Garfield, and an inside Manx cat named Moses. Moses is my comupter buddy and quilting buddy.

annmarie said...

My Buzzy is a 15 year old Shitzu/Llaso mix. One of his doggy beds has been under my quilting table since I started quilting 7 years ago. He is my constant companion but his age is showing more & more - I will miss him when he goes. I do love cats too but they make me sneeze! Your block is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win Vol.4!

Dix said...

Hope to win ruler. We have two cats, Baby King, and Ginger, and a dog, Jemma.

Sandra J. Strickler said...

I prefer dogs, but am not a pet person. My kids "keep me company" while I quilt!

Gretchen said...

I love cats and dogs equally but right now I am a cat parent. I have three cats:
Gomez, 10 y.o. black cat and named for Gomez Addams in the Addams Family!
Edgar and Stella, 5 y.o. brother & sister tabby cats. Edgar is named for Edgar Allan Poe, my fav. author, and Stella is named for the Tennessee Williams' character.
Love your block!!

Heidi said...

Both - but my boys are allergic to cats. So we have 2 dogs. One that we've had for 13 years named Biscuit. She is an American Eskimo. And another that we just adopted - he's 1 1/2 yr old yellow lab named Diesel.. he so dang sweet!

Congrats on the block!

Amanda said...

I am a dog lover, but no longer have one. Music is my forte when quilting or scrapbooking! My husband usually finds me singing as loud as the music LOL!

Madeline said...

I currently have 2 dogs: Max, who is half Rottweiler and half black and tan hound. He is a good 100 lbs of baby. He cries like a baby every morning till he gets his morning hugs. Last year he got hit by a car, and almost died. He miraculously recovered, and is just a huge baby. Then there is BB, who is half pit bull, the other half is Sharpei and Chow. He is yellow, short-legged, with a Sharpei face, Chow purple mouth and tongue and curly tail, and medium length very dense fur. He is as loyal and smart as all pits, and not a bit mean. These are my boys, and they love me as much as I love them.

Liz Daly said...

We have 2 cats Jilly and Buster. Some days we love them and other days we want to get rid of both of them although we never would. They are always by my side when I am under the weather. They are both my sewing buddies too, that is when I get the chance.

Chris said...

Definitely a dog lover! I have a 4 year old chocolate labrador called Molly who was a rescue from the RSPCA. She loves to run and sit on your knee. I also have Berry who is a 13 week border collie puppy. She is adorable but wants to chew EVERYTHING!!!
Chris x

Mary said...

I love both. We have two Border Collie pups, one named Daisy and one named Rudy. We also have a big gray cat named Duke.
Gorgeous block and fabrics!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Sewjournal said...

Your geese ruler looks amazing! I have two cats and two eclectus parrots. You can see them all here:
http://sewjournal.com/2011/10/10/the-menagerie/

LizA. said...

Dog lover! Arlo is a 7.5 year old liver (brown) spotted Dalmatian. He is a quilt lover and sleeps UNDER the quilt, between my husband and me.

LizA. said...

Dog lover! Arlo is a 7.5 year old liver (brown) spotted Dalmatian. He is a quilt lover and sleeps UNDER the quilt, between my husband and me.

Karen said...

We don't have a pet at this time. We hope to have a new dog later in December. Classical music keeps me company while I sew. Thanks for the chance to win.

LizzieHelen said...

I'm neither, I guess. We had 7 cats at one time, but no dogs. But they weren't really "my" pets. I like them, but don't want to have pets in my house. I probably lean more towards cats than dogs.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Both, but due to allergies I have to settle for the stereo for company. ;-) I love your block! Thank you for the fun!

Anonymous said...

I love your picture of Tilly. I'm a dog lover. Pirate, my black (with white accents) Afghan hound/Irish wolfhound/poodle mix was a "foot dog." He would always curl up on my feet so that he'd know when I moved - he was quite old and hard of hearing when he died a few years ago, so my quilting buddy now is either a book on tape or our local all-classical music station.

I love the fabric you've designed, and I've decided during this blog tour that I must learn to do applique - SOON!

Thanks for the chance to win.
joan(dot)mathews(at)comcast(dot)net

Nancy said...

I love cats that act like dogs. I don't have my Shadow (cat) any longer, but instead, my 2-year-old toddler likes to "help Mommy" with the sewing. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

scarlette said...

Dickens Doodle likes to help me do everything - she is a 9 month old chocolate labradoodle who needs a haircut and Dickens has a pet cat that she licks and chews on and plays with - she is a 7 year old calico who volunteered to live with us. Dickens also has a companion, Rosie, a Cavachon, that we got at the same time as Dickens. they are inseparable. they take turns holding onto one anothers tail and pulling. one weighs 50 lbs and the other 15. it is a funny sight. everyone helps me quilt.

Anonymous said...

I recently lost my 17 and 18 year old dogs, long time family pets. I have a girl cat named Mister who loves to quilt with me. She is a gray striped tabby.

Anonymous said...

I love silence when I sew. It's one of the few times that I have my thoughts all to myself and can mull things over. It is absolute heaven!
Linda C

The Village Queen said...

I love both, but cats live with me. They help quite a bit with my quilting, increasing the thread count of the fabric with every nap.
Hunter and Mittens litter brothers who are 14. Thanks for the chance, love your block!

Cindy said...

Both! :) We have a cat named Finnian and a dog named Bonnie...both mutts. :)

Congrats on being included in the magazine.

Celine said...

No cats or dogs for us, only an aquarium with a few fish. When I sew, I usually appreciate the silence as it is quite often after the kids have gone to bed!
I was wondering if you are French or of French origin as your name sounds very French and the Memory of Provence could be another hint?

Anonymous said...

Our dog is a one year old Jack Russell terrier named Ripley! Kids are all grown up so she is our baby - and she is a super cute baby! We love her.
Anne Simonot
annesimonot@sasktel.net

Linda in Calif. said...

Your doggie is a cutie! I love all animals - a little bias towards dogs. We have three Rat Terriers, Sugar 8, KitKat 7, and Neptune 6. Neptune is sitting on my foot right now. She's has laid on my sewing machine foot pedal before and scared me when the machine seemed to start going all on it's own. Now I know to look under the table for her. Beautiful Block. I would love to make one.

Jennifer J said...

I like small to medium dogs, and all cats. Unfortunately, I am allergic to them all, and so is my youngest daughter. Otherwise, I would have a nice little dog to curl up with. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Dorothy said...

Partial to any small dog.

Wendy B said...

my fave sewing buddies are both dogs and cats....I have a moodle (maltese/poodle cross) named Ralph and a generic pussycato named Charlie...both of them think they can do a better job than I, jostling for position at the sewing machine whenever I want to get something done! One of them inevitably gets the mat on the floor beside me in front of the fan! I'd be lost if they weren't there!!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

ritainalaska said...

i haven't a pet one, i do listen to music ... i've burned my solitudes collection into my 'puter and will occaisionally have it softly playing in the background while i putter around my craftroom.

LJ said...

You are very generous in your giveaway. Thank you. I don't have a pet - my retired husband is around a lot so I have company whenever I need it. (Hmmm, did I just intimate that my husband is my pet? Well, I guess he is. :) )I always have a book-on-tape going while I'm sewing/quilting. I can 'pause' the CD if I need to concentrate on a pattern or a technique.

Jeanna said...

We love animals of all sorts but especially dogs and cats. Our cat Sadie has crossed the rainbow bridge but she was a wonderful member of our family for 12 years. She was a long haired tuxedo cat that demanded all attention. We are still blessed to have Ginger, our adopted Catahuola hound / australian shepherd mix. She is a very loving, sweet 10 year old.

Thank you for offering this giveaway. Hope you have a great weekend.

Karen said...

We have an 11 yr old cat named Oliver who is a large tri-colored tabby with long hair. 2 weeks ago we adopted a 4wk old kitty who is named Chessie. She is a tiny orange tabby. So far Oliver is tolerating Chessie and they seem to havve fun together. Hope it continues!!

Tamsyn said...

Beautiful Block! Cat- dog-lover equally. We have a 17 year old Tortoise Shell cat named Patches. She is my alarm clock, waking me every morning around 5:00 a.m. When I was recuperating from surgery recently, she rarely left my side. What a pal!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love both. We have 2 pound puppies, both between 10-12 years old and both spoiled rotten!

Sherry Caldwell said...

I have 2 dogs. Apollo is 3 yrs old and a mix of husky/lab and is the light of our life. He gives so much joy to Bill & I in our older years. And then of course Jasmine who is 12 and a beautiful 12 year old Golden Retriever. She is the most gentle dog and loyal you will ever want to meet.
I love your Block. Looking forward to the magazine.

Jo said...

Neither I have allergies

ConnieB/CA said...

I used to have a cat, but lost her to old age at 18 yo. Now I quilt to DVDs, or audible books.

Marianne said...

We have a cat, which our grandchildren love. I love my cat but I miss having a dog. We lost our chocolate lab a couple of years ago and I still miss her. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shawna said...

What a great looking block. I have not tried applique yet but I'd like to. I have one cat and two dogs. Milo my cat is about 13 years old. I've had him for 11 years and when I adopted him they thought he was about 2 years old. Bruzer is my pit-bull and he is two and a half years old. Shorty is my newest dog and he is a Morky, part Maltese and Yorkie.
Thanks for the extra giveaways.

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

What an awesome block! I love doing applique. If we keep our eyes open inspiration is all around us. How generous of you to add to the giveaway. I've already won a copy of Quiltmaker on Wednesday so please let someone else win a copy. I would love to be added to your giveaway though for the ruler and pattern and for the fabric please.

Thanks for the giveaways and for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Sallie said...

We don't have pets, but I like dogs. I listen to the tv while I sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

sdgodfrey said...

Definitely a cat lover! We have Audrey, a brown/black striped tabby, and Mittens, a gray long-haired cat with white feet. We adopted them in the spring from a local shelter. They're 8 months old and bring us much fun and happiness.

Mom2four said...

I love both! Currently we have a golden retreiver, a beagle, a yorkie, and a tuxedo cat.

jillquilts said...

LOVE your block! Tillie is gorgeous! I am definitely a dog person. I have 2 doxies that are 9 and a half. Max and Maisy and they both make appearances on my blog often. :)

Julie in WA said...

I could easily be a cat lover if I wasn't so allergic to them. Good thing I am a dog lover. Rosey is our 8 year old bichon frisse, and when I am sewing, she lays in her crate, which is right next to my sewing machine!

Debbie said...

Love both but allergic to cats. I have short visiting times with my son's two cats.
I 'dog sit' for Diesel (Lab mix) and Sophia (Cocker mix) at my brothers.I enjoyed a month with them this summer.
Your new fabric is beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win extras.

Janet said...

I love cats, had one all my life since I was a child, but developed a reaction to their hair about 10 years ago, so no longer have one. I never liked dogs, didn't have one when young and was afraid of them. Then I moved to a small town where there are probably more dogs than people and married a man who had sled dogs, so I learned to like them, although am sometimes still afraid with some dogs. I own a stray dog, Zeke. I took him in about 2 1/2 years ago and he was about 1 1/2 at the time and had grown up on the streets. He has grown into a lovely dog, but has bad habits of chasing trucks and barking at people.

VickiT said...

Oh your quilting buddy is adorable. Such a pretty dog.

I love cats; always have. I love dogs too and always wanted a Yorkie. I have one cat now. We bought him from a cattery two states away from where we live. We went to pick him up after our weekend away for our 1st wedding anniversary back in 2003. His legal name is "Michicats Babycham LaMieux" but we call him Baby. He's a Ragdoll and the most interesting and awesome cat I've ever owned. He talks all the time and has a number of different 'voices' with one of them sounding more like a Gremlin than a cat. That one really freaks people out but it's super funny and that's the one he uses most often. He MUST be in the same room as me ALL the time as most Ragdolls do BUT, he takes that a bit far. Not only does he need to be in the same room, he gets upset when I go behind the shower curtain so he walks the tub between the shower curtain and liner to keep an eye on me or, most often will actually sit IN the back end of the tub while I take my shower even though he's being sprayed with water. He's just a constant source of humor for my husband and I.

Lee said...

I love animals but am allergic to cats so I have a dog! A little doxle named Loki - cute fiesty and sweet and loves all fabric! I love your block and congrats! thanks!

Cindi said...

Pets! We have a shelter, or at least it seems that way. We live in the sticks. About 8 years we bought home 1 cat, then we kept finding kittens that didn't have mothers. Now we have 4 dogs, 6 inside cats and a few cats outside. The indoor dog, well he's species confused, he thinks he's a cat.

Judy H said...

I am a dog lover for sure. I have a 12 year old shitzu that is a perfect little fur person named Chloe.

Cindi said...

I got so into telling you about the animals I hit the enter key before I got the chance to tell you how much I liked your block. And the fabric is beautiful.

Sara said...

Love both - but can only have one pet under 20 pounds - so, I have my wonderful 19 pound cat named Killian who turned 15 this year.

I've had him since he was 6 weeks old...we've lived quite the life together.

ShannonB (in Colorado) said...

At the moment, I have five cats: FurBob, Big Kitty, Frenchie, Magic and BuddyCat. My friends have teased me about being a CCL (Crazy Cat Lady) and I no longer fight it. ;-) I so am one!! All of my kids are "Rescue" breed, but fair's fair ... they've rescued me right back, many, many times over. <3

I have been following your blog for several months upon discovering it by searching for a Provence BOM program. I got lucky and found one of my favorite online shops offering it (shameless plug for Craft Town Fabrics) AND your blog. Tillie is aDORable!!

Lyn said...

Both! I have a Maine Coon cat named Chocolate Mousse (because she's a moose of a cat) who is 7 years old. Maine coons are very doglike, and she keeps me company all the time. Unfortunately, she sometimes also like to particpate, whether it is lying on a quilt top or grabbing yarn from knitting!

roseann said...

I am a dog lover with a 16 year old pointer, springer, lab mix called Misha. She has happily trained us well to keep her living in the style to which she has become accustomed. Every day with her is a blessing. She is wonderful company as she supervises my quilting activities.

quiltmom said...

I am not sure what I am anymore_ I was always a dog fan but we have a both a cat and a dog and I love them both. They are both a bit of a diva so it is hard to tell who is the boss in our house. My hand goes to the cat.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop and sharing your beautiful block.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Lori L said...

DOG person. I have an 11 year old chocolate lab who I saved from death at 4 months old just because he had a shattered femur. I also have a 3 year old yellow lab mix that I got from the humane society. Both are die hard hunters and both keep me company when I sew. Your dog just looks so squeezeable and soft. Very cute.

KMSC said...

I love both cats and dogs but have always been a cat owner. I have two cats, Toby and Allie. They were both strays but are now my furry children (human children are grown). They examine every piece of fabric, play with all of my sewing notions and sleep on every new quilt to test for comfort.

Carla G said...

No pets for me... hubby is allergic to cats & I don't have room for a dog. I just have music as company when I sew unless my kids are home...but they usually do other projects in the same room. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Judy1522 said...

I am a cat lover but sadly don't have one right now. When my daughter was living with us we had two, but they were hers so she took them when she moved. She doesn't live too far away so I still get to visit them. I really like your block.

Anonymous said...

I have a dog-Rotwiler/black lab mix-named Tootsie Pup. She is 8.5 years old and has finally quit bouncing! My cat died a couple of years ago and I miss him as he would keep me company as I sewed. He often got stepped on when I would want to go to the ironing board. Now I listen to the radio while I sew.

Bev (kwiltpharm@aol.com)

Peach Rainbow said...

Sweet block!
I think I am neither and I'd prefer silence (I find it difficult to concentrate otherwise :D)
Thanks for the chance!

whistlebet57 said...

I do not at this time have a pet but i did have a border collie named Rexie. I loved that dog to distraction. Now I contend myself with sewing by listening to my Radio, or teaching my Grandkids to help me sew. Thanks, Elizabeth

Barb said...

I love both cats and dogs! My only pet right now is my 12-year old Japanese Bobtail 'Missy'. She loves to play fetch.

Michelle MMMM4 said...

I love your block. I like dogs and cats. I had both growing up but have neither right now. I had a german shepard, she lived for 20 years and her best friend, tiger, a cat. Lived for 14 years.

blacklabcrafts said...

2 dogs- an older black lab named Buddy and a Corgi named Corkie who loves to sit on my lap while I try to sew without getting him in the project!

patty said...

Im both a dog and cat lover. Sadly our beloved cat Olly, a choclolate burmese passed away last year aged only 18 months.Ive been to heart broken to get another. But the love of my life is my 12 year old Cavilier King Charles Merlot. He is a tricolor. The most faithful, gentlest dog you could have. Patient with young children,never a growl has passed his lips in anger.
I just love your block and aspire to be able to do applique half as good as yours.

Susan said...

We had a sweet little dog, Wicket, but when she died, the children had grown up and moved from home. Husband has a job that keeps him away a month at a time. I was traveling to teach quilting a lot so she ended up with a sitter a lot. Decided against another pet as it is hard on them. House still feels empty 8 years later sometimes when I get home without her there.
I love hand applique, especially flowers. Your block is lovely.
Susan

Erika said...

I am a cat person.
I love to listen to music while I sew. What a fabulous block! Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

dwright33055 said...

I have a dog, his name is Cesar Del Frostyworth,he is a mini American Eskamo Spitz, white med. length hair, with a big fluffy tale, and very hipper.....love your fabric line and your block. thanks for a chance..to win...

GailM. said...

I love cats. And I have a special love for cocker spaniels. Congrats on being selected for the 100 blocks issue!

Anonymous said...

we have a little old dog, a 15 year old australian terrier named russell. we also have temporary custody of our son's cat while he is in the Navy. my son named the kitty "bernice". when she came to stay at our house i renamed her "bernina" thinking i would never own the sewing machine. "bernina" the cat is always interested in whatever i am sewing - and tries to get into the straight pins! i love both berninas!

cindy b
mamamokonzi@aol.com

Becky said...

Oh wow! This is the "comment" for me. I've always liked dogs. I have friends who are cat lovers, but have never "been owned" by a cat. Since we adopted our Rusty, (dachshund) 7 years ago, he has me absolutley "TRAINED". Everything I said we would not do with this dog, he has persistently accomplished and we are now doing. Your Tillie looks like a doll. I've read lots about your Fit to Be Geese Ruler (Thellma, Carrie) and would love to give it a try. Deb Tucker's rulers are big in my area, but would love to use your ruler, too. Have a great day! Gorgeous fabric! Thanks for sharing your block!

marty cooper said...

I have a seven year old fox red lab with a pink nose who is an absolute "hoot!" She is very food oriented, and hears me open my snack stash in my quilting room even if she is upstairs! She spends a lot of time next to my chair just waiting for something good!

KrisD said...

We no longer have any pets. Our last pet was an Akita named Sachi. He was such a tame guy who loved to have everyone pet him. We lost him during harvest season last year when he likely got hit by a passing car.

Shannon said...

Well I have three dogs and three cats. Dogs~Buster, boston Terrier-5 years, Peso, Chihuahua-5 years, Chomper, Dachshund-5 months. Cats~Patches, 11 years, Spike 3 years, Polly 3 years.

bunbear said...

Both! We have a dog named Ivy who is not quite 2 years old. She is full of energy and spunk, and is a fantastic companion. We even took her on vacation with us this year. Our cat is a few years old and her name is Shadow. She got that name because she will follow you around like a shadow, just waiting for you to sit down and create a lap for her to jump in!

Wendy said...

I like them both but prefer cats. There is just something about me and cats. Sadie, my former cat just vanished in thin air! Really. I was on vacation and had a neighbour feeding Sadie and she went outside for a bit and when she was called to come back she was just gone! I miss her terribly and keep asking for another but hubby says no more pets! They tie us down too much and he ready to retire and doesn't want to be tied down. I keep hoping he will change his mind, because every quilting studio needs a cat..right? Besides it is lonely without pets! By the way I have been looking for about a year to find a fit to e geese ruler with no luck...please pick me. Shameless begging I know...

Sandra said...

Cats are my favorite, but I love dogs also. Ms Mary has been my kitty friend for 11 years. I think she loves me as much as I love her. Congratulations on having your block published. Thanks for the giveaways.

DebrafromMD said...

Definitely a cat lover. I wish we had one now but hubby is allergic.

Sher7753 said...

I love dogs and cats, but since our cat died we don't have any animals. We do have plenty of our neighborhood cats that come to our yard to visit. When I am quilting I enjoy the peace and quiet.

Connie said...

I love both but right now we have 2 cats named Simon and Bella, love your Old English Sheepdog, I had one named Alex for many years, they are wonderful pets. Great block and thanks for the giveaway!

MoeWest said...

I'm a cat lover, but we are between pets at the moment. I like to have music playing while I sew.

Marcia W. said...

Neither. We live on a farm and are surrounded with cattle, horses, my brother's family pets (which visit us), and all kinds of wildlife.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I received and email that won a copy of QM 100 Quilts so please enter me in the draw for the other prizes. Plus, I have your book that have used for blocks! I also made Black Pearl and it is a great block too.

Grammie said...

We don't have any pets any more. We had a cat for over 20 years and couldn't bear to get another after she died.

Carol said...

Definitely a cat lover. Our last cat died a while ago and one of our sons is asthmatic, so we haven't replaced him (the cat, not the son).

PatchworkRose said...

We have a gorgeous old labrador called Rossgo. I have to regularly step over him to do anything. He keeps me company along with all the gorgeous talking books I love to listen to. Your block is just gorgeous. Love the colours used.
Cheers
Lynne

Melody said...

I am a cat and a dog lover. Two cats now that are such good buds and just had my best buddy - an English Mastiff named Martin - put to sleep. So hard!

Becky S. said...

I'm a dog person. My quilting buddy is a five year old Kerry Blue Terrier named Duffy. Thanks for the great giveaway-I NEED a Fit to be Geese ruler! I love your beautiful applique block.

Donna said...

I am the proud owner of 4 dogs! Mom is Fancy, dad is Cody, daughter, Dora and son, Rascal. They provide a lot of company and usually a smile on our faces. I am fairly new to quilting, have a lot to learn. Love your quilts!

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