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!