06 June 2015

Meet Patch

Finding myself unexpectedly with a free afternoon and in need of a quick sewing fix, I decided to tackle one of the many small projects I had kept for just such an occasion. I picked up a copy (issue 8) of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine at our local newsagent a few months ago on a whim, as I really liked the sausage dog on the front cover.
It was a new magazine to me and is quite fun, full of modern quilts and quick small projects, I haven't seen it again in the shops but it is still around. They have a blog with free patterns too.
http://www.lovepatchworkandquilting.com

I decided to use my special Dutch Chintz scraps gifted to me when we left The Netherlands, I have very little left now :(
I wanted to make my dog smaller than the original so I reduced the pattern to 75%, which may have been a mistake as it was very fiddly to put together
However the instructions were very clear and the pattern was very good, so I had no real problems. He finishes about 10" long by 3 1/2" tall

What are you going to do with him I hear you ask?!
He makes a perfect pincushion, although I am not sure what has happened to all my pins?! I need to invest in some more.


Linking up to Sew Many Ways   Kathy's Slow Stitch Sunday  Scraptastic Tuesday

22 comments:

  1. He's a lovely fellow, and he looks remarkably happy for someone who is being stuck full of pins!

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  2. So cute! Love how he came out!

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  3. He's gorgeous! A fun sew-time!

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  4. I enjoyed your post about the sausage dog. I've never heard them called that and it describes them perfectly. What a great pin cushion!

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  5. Love it! seems a shame to stick him full of pins ..woof :)

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  6. Oh so cute, love him !

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  7. He looks like he's getting acupuncture! He is adorable.

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  8. Cute pincushion. My pins disappear too.

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  9. That would not be a small afternoon project for me. He is adorable and you did a great job with making him smaller.

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  10. Love the new finish!

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  11. What a cutie, love how he came out.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  12. Hope that is acupuncture and not torture! Gorgeous pup and great way to use some precious scraps! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  13. Lovely fellow and great use of sraps.
    You just remembered me, I need pins too.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  14. What fun! He looks perfect for a pin cushion - and a nice use to keep those lovely scraps visible!

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  15. Oh, Patch is lovely! I want to hug him...without the pins, of course :-)

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  16. Oh Elaine I thought he was so so cute and loveable then I saw the pins and gasped; then I decided they were for his arthritis and they were acupuncture needles!!!!!! Hugs Glenda

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  17. Oh no Elaine! I think I have to make one of these myself to go along with my Pinny Sue pin cushion! What a cutey, wish they sold that mag here, I don't have to brain power right now to bother making the pattern from eye...but now I'm already thinking about it... your Patch is gorgeous!

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