Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pets on Quilts!

Some of you may have noticed on my sidebar an advertisement for the Pets on Quilts event.  This event started in August and ends on the 9th. If you click on the sidebar, you will see the initial post full of information. From there, click to the blog's home page to be brought to the most recent screen full of sponsor links and participant links. This is akin to the Blogger's Quilt Festival with voting after the links close to basically, "best in show" of the few categories.

I decided to link up this year and participate because when I make a quilt, it's an ever-loving challenge to try to keep the dogs from getting on it one way or another and I thought it'd be fun to show some of the pics I end up with.

They really, really, try to get onto the fabric when I lay out block placements (I really need a design wall)

but if I finish a quilt and lay it down for a photo, all heck breaks loose!  It's a cartoon-ish mad dash to take a photo, keep an eye on all three dogs and prohibit them, usually with a repeated mantra of "don't you dare, eah, no, stay, no, off, GET OUT."

Yep, I end up blowing a gasket to which they act all wounded and mope to the door and I feel bad.

They just love my quilts. They like other blankets but my quilts, wow, it's nutty and oddly complimentary.  I relent and let them lay on the ones for home or my family who has dogs

but they are so bummed when I don't let them get near other quilts, like charity quilts.  They are even bummed when they see me lay out a sheet over the floor for block placement or something. They just seem to know it's not for them.

A couple quilts have been relegated the dog beds on a frequent basis. For example, this one.

This next one was intended to be mine but Hubs gifted it to some good friends.  Needless to say, the dogs and I were unhappy. They really worked hard to each get a part to lay on and then studiously ignore mama.


At the end of the day, I decided if I can't beat em, to join them (this is my submission photo for the voting contest). I just needed to make them sit still long enough to get a good dog photo.  Except...

I'm not much of a photographer.  I hope you've enjoyed my puppies and swing over to Lily Pad Quilting for other great pics of pets on quilts!

Cheers!
Beck

39 comments:

Agnes B Bullock said...

The puppers appreciate talent- the quilts are fabulous!

Joanna said...

You have your hands full but your dogs all look like loves. Beautiful quilts and dogs.

Ann Michelle said...

Yes! The second I lie a quilt or quilt top on the floor or bed to get a better look..... my cats are all over it! My husband says they are the Micro Inspectors checking the stitching up close. :)

Needled Mom said...

It's nice to see that they appreciate the "good stuff" in life.

Snoodles said...

Your pups are wonderful quilt inspectors and testers....truly focused on their work. LOL
Thanks for joining us at the Pet Show!

sarah said...

I love vizslas! My BF has two, they are so sweet

Kruse Kats said...

your dogs made me smile. thsnk

My pets protection said...

They wanted nothing but the best. Great pics. :)

QuiltSue said...

They are obviously great fans of your beautiful quilts.

quiltmom said...

Beck,
I can so relate to needing a design wall- Our cat loves to help me especially if I am laying out individual blocks. Then she really rocks and rolls around the blocks.
Lovely animals.
It has been fun to participate in the hop and see all the different pets and quilts.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Great quilts...and what an awesome portrait at the end...wow...they actually LOOKED at the camera! I'm impressed!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

so funny those dogs of yours. All your quilts are gorgeous but I really love the around the world quilt that the dogs have permission to be on....I'm partial to that quilt pattern, I think, and the colors are so deep and vibrant.......

JustPam said...

Aren't they sweet. My puppy needs a brother or sister so he can share the spotlight like your three do.

Mandy said...

What a great trio! I loved reading about how they feel bummed at times! I know that feeling, as mine also dont like it when they see me on the floor pinning! I particularly love your diamond quilt, I love the pastels and it looks so cosy.

sherry said...

beautiful quilts being held down by beautiful dogs

SpartanBabe said...

Your pups are gorgeous! Makes me want to run home and throw the frisbee or snuggle under a quilt with mine. Thank you for sharing your trials - please know we are all there with you! Thanks again for sharing your furchildren and your quilts :o)

Loris said...

What a beautiful group!

Donna~~ said...

Too funny how they enjoy your quilts! Look like a fun handful of help! :)

Dana Gaffney said...

That's great, I wonder what it is with our quilts, maybe we pay much attention to them, it's jealousy. The pictures are wonderful, especially the last one, it looks like a family photo. Thanks.

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

Beautiful quilts and puppies!
Thanks for visiting the kitties at Shelter-Cats.

Christine M said...

Great work getting the three dogs to sit still for the photo. Your quilts are lovely.

Simplesmente Silvinha (Simply Silvia) said...

Thanks Beck for your words . Your dogs are so cute , your hand work is so pretty, congratulations .

Connie said...

What great photos of your dogs on quilts and that last one is perfect! My cats are the same way.

Ingeborg´s Lotta said...

Lovely photos on your quilts and dogs :)

Sandra Wyman said...

Lovely dogs and quilts. Thanks for your comment on Django!

Mhairi said...

Beautiful photos of your pets and quilts. Thanks for sharing.

heather said...

Great pictures and beautiful quilts. My dog pretty much ignores my quilts but my cats like to spin in the middle of blocks laid out on the floor. Design walls help a lot!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Adorable pups you have there and some lovely quilts too. I am glad to see I am not the only one who has to shoo mine away when I am trying to lay the quilt out.

Marianne said...

Ilove the first pic, they don't know why the quilt is there but they want in on it!

Missy Shay said...

Your puppies are so sweet!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the peach quilt! Such well behaved dogs.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Awww, cute dogs!!!

Amanda said...

Isn't it crazy how pets always seem to know exactly where you don't want them to be? But it sure does make for some cute pictures

heartsease54 said...

What a lovely bunch of dogs, they look very well loved.

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

Beck, I just love the photos of your pups! What makes me laugh is that they ALL have to be on the SAME quilt together! They are just so adorable and I'm glad they are all doing well :) And of course your quilts are gorgeous!

Marcia W. said...

All those handsome dogs just have to be on the same lovely quilt - thanks for sharing your photos

QuiltNut Creations said...

Your dogs are just too cute. Great pics.

Lyndsey said...

Great pics of adorable dogs

CaroleM said...

Your quilts are all great! Beautiful models too!!