Saturday, November 27, 2021

Just needs a border!


 Good morning, everyone!  


There is a story accompanying this quilt.  My son loves dogs...LOVES them.  He had one in college, (a dingo) and lost that one to illness and age.  They also have a dachshund, who is a joy.  Well...here is how the story goes.


In a coal mine in West Virginia, there were some explorers, who found, back away from the entrance of the mine...11 puppies!  Ragged and starving little babies, they were rescued! Not sure if they were dumped in there, or something happened to the momma dog.  Turns out they were a Duke's mixture of breeds, (yes, they did DNA testing on their dog!), but American Staffordshire terrier was among the breeds evident.  These puppies, after vet attention and care, were transported up to Maryland, via pickup truck,  to a friend of my son's.  There, one was adopted by my son and DIL. 


This dog, after training and nutrition and much love, has become a nanny dog to my grandson!  His name is Shiner...named because he is the same color as Shiner Bock beer!  I asked my son how he knew that, and he demurred...but anyway, Shiner's story reads right out of a western, to me.  Coal mines, and pickup trucks!!!


So when I saw this quilt, I just  had to make it for my grandson.  I will put a cute dog fabric border around it, to make it a bit bigger.  You can find the pattern here:


https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/p/dog-gone-cute.html



I hope you have a great day!



Julie

13 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Cute quilt, cute story. GS should love it.

Quilting Babcia said...

Every quilt deserves a story and this one is the best!

Julierose said...

What an adorable quilt that has such a great "back story" to it. a memory piece for sure...hugs, Julierose

Robin said...

I love a quilt with a story. This is a really fun quilt.

Binsa said...

Enjoyed your post Julie so cute loved the story behind it

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Quilts with background stories are the BEST. I know your grandson will love the quilt.

QuiltGranma said...

Yes, quilts with a story IS the best! That quilt will definitely be loved.

berylthepearl said...

Darling quilt! I’d love to see a photo of the real dogs!

Randy D. said...

Really cute quilt and perfect for a little boy!
Nice job!

Stephanie D said...

This is so adorable, and what a great story!

Quilter Kathy said...

A very interesting story and an adorable quilt to go with it!

Vicki W said...

I loved making a version of that quilt. Mine went to a friend who volunteers a lot with a local recue organization and she has 2 rescue. Seems like this pattern was perfectly designed for our loved ones who recue dogs.

Ufa88incombodai said...

I really like it and I hope there is something new
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