Friday, August 26, 2011

The poodle paw quilt!

Tada!! I got the borders on today...yippee, skippee!! Just scraps of shirts only went into this quilt(except for the very light, ecru plaid)...I wonder, I have never seen a guy wear bright orange plaid shirts, or reddish/pink plaid shirts, but all these fabrics came from extra large thrift store guys shirts. Fun! This is a prototype...a small quilt, 1/2 size blocks of the bed quilt I plan to make...someday.
This is why this quilt is a poodle paw quilt, instead of a bear paw! Rosie Posie Pudding Pie will not stay off this one...at all. She has claimed it for herself...having recently discovered that she likes plaids too. After all...a girlie poodle must have what she needs, right?



Have a great day, all!!!


Julie
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46 comments:

Nancy said...

This is my new favorite, plaid quilt! You keep making one more beautiful than the last. ;oD

paulette said...

MAGNIFICENT!! Wow!! And I have a tub full of mens' plaid shirts!! HAPPY DANCE!! Thanks for the idea and the inspiration!!
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Merilyn said...

Sensational result Julie!!! I just love it!!!

Jane said...

Oh, another stunner! Why can't I ever find such colorful men's shirts at the thrifts? I need to move where you are.

*karendianne. said...

You are the goddess of plaids that's for darn sure!!! Congratulations on another great finish.

Sharon said...

This is fabulous. My husband wore nothing but plaid shirts, I've kept the bright ones for a quilt one day, along with his t-shirts. That day just hasn't come yet!

Andrea said...

Come on Rosie - get off the nice quilt so your mummy can send it to Andrea in Wales - haha !!! Seriously got some quilt envy going on here - wonderful. Been working on my plaid strings today - bit of sashing coming along. Have a great weekend Julie xxx

Christine M said...

Your quilt is fantastic. I love those plaids. Perhaps I should start collecting some!

Sandra Kaye said...

Great Job!!! Julie :):):) I love your poodle on it. I have two poodles myself, they always lay on my quilts.:):):) what are you going to do ?? Love em anyway.:):) --hugs- Sandie

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's fantastic! Lovely job! No wonder Rosie wants it for herself. She has excellent taste! :)
xx, shell

Natasha said...

That is one purty quilt. I bet it looks even better in person!

Texan said...

Wonderful!!!

Nicky said...

Stop it - Julie I love this one too! I cannot keep up with your output! Love the name - poodle paws and that adorable cornerstone in the cream.

KaHolly said...

I'm loving it!! You are just so clever.

Barb said...

Ohhhhhh I love your quilt!

Kristie said...

I love it! I still can't figure out how you do it all!
Kristie

Denise in PA said...

Rosie has great taste as dogs usually do!

Helen in the UK said...

Love the quilt ... and love the title too!! Great job :)

Leeanne said...

Can you PLEASE stop showing me quilts I love and want to make!!!
Is your dog really called Rosie Posie Puddington pie? Because that's what I call our our wee kitten, she is Rose.I say "Rosie Posie Puddington Pie kissed the boys and made them cry"
The sun is shining here in New Zealand and is lovely and warm.

canuckquilter said...

Why am I such a chicken about using plaids? Yours are so much fun! I love this :)

Loris said...

Great name and a really sweet quilt! Rosie's a smart one!

Elyte said...

Julie it looks fabulous. Did you say shirts? Wow.

Karen said...

Aha. I see why you call it the Poodle Paw quilt!

Janet O. said...

This is a sparkling plaid scrap quilt!! I just love it, as does the poodle. If it was at my house I wouldn't stay off of it, either!

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is wonderful!

Hedgehog said...

Lovely little quilt! It reminds me of the plaid bear paws I made a few years ago - I still have the fabrics for a companion (same fabrics, different pattern) quilt I plan to make - maybe I should get going on that!

Carol said...

Absolutely AWESOME! I love it!

Robert said...

Why do you keep making quilts that I like? Maybe that plaid came from a women's blouse? But again I've seen some pretty wild men's outfits back in the day. Keep up the good work!

My Life In Quilts said...

This quilt is so pretty and Rosie is a lovely Vanna,showing it off. I too frequent thrift stores for men's shirts and women's cotton skirts to add to my stash of fabric. And,in my opinion, there can never be too much colorful plaid!

Caron Mosey said...

I love this quilt! And it gives me an idea for plaids. My mother made most of my clothes when I was young, and most of them plaid. Hers too. So we have lots of plaid material at dad's house that she had left over and saved through the years. I should do something with it!

Angie said...

Oh. my. goodness, Julie! Each one of the plaids that you make I think is my 'favorite' one...This REALLY IS my most favorite!!! I love love love it!! :) Did you need my snail mail addy so I can keep it in safe for you (after it's quilted and bound, of course :D ) Just lovely!

Dortha said...

You make such pretty plaid quilts. Your quilts make me like plaids.

~Joan said...

Any time you get an itch to make a Joanie-paw quilt, I can send you my address! This is lovely.

Barb said...

what a cute quilt and a super cute poodle!
I love how she has claimed it.

Terry said...

That's so pretty! I don't blame Rosie for claiming it as her own! :0)

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Joyce said...

Julie, your quilt just sings!! I particularly like the way you set your blocks together, very unique.
Joyce in AZ

Jeanne said...

Rosie Posie Pudding Pie has excellent tastes in quilts! I love it, too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous poodle paw... maybe it will be finished up for a birthday gift for a certain poodle who loves quilts??!?!

Jan said...

Love this plaid quilt! Rosie is just too cute!!! She knows what she wants and knows how to get it!!!!!

Annette said...

What an awesome quilt! Your sweet poodle has great taste!

Chookyblue...... said...

a bear paw quilt is on my to do list.........this looks great..........

Debi said...

Beautiful quilt, love the plaids.

Michelle said...

I've got my suspicion that some of those shirts were bought for the men and that's why they wound up in the thrift shops. I've got the same suspicion about a pink shirt that Grandma gave me and said used to be Grandpa's. There is NO way I can be convinced he ever wore that shirt! If I asked him about it, I'd have to explain cutting up shirts to make quilts, so the mystery will remain.

Libby said...

Poodle Paw Plaid - perfection *s*

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, this is a great quilt! You are going to sell me on plaids yet!