Cats and Dogs Springtime Wall Hanging

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My youngest daughter likes to have a quilted wall hanging in her family room and hinted broadly that she’d like one with some spring colors.  She didn’t have any other ideas and said something with her kids would be OK.  I’ve already made several hangings featuring her kids, so I thought this time it would be nice to feature the pets she has owned since she was married.  I scanned the pictures and then printed them on June Tailor Sew-In Colorfast Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers.

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I added borders to the pictures to make 6 inch blocks.

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The alternate blocks were simple Diamond in a Square to showcase some beautiful 5 inch florals I had along with some pale green gingham.

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For the backing, I used some pink fabric that had been a dress for her daughter a few years ago.  The quilting is simple straight line and stitch-in-the-ditch.  I also made a sleeve (the drapery hooks were used just to take pictures).   The wall hanging measures 30×30 inches.  The label includes pictures of the animals.
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The beagle Bailey in the center was her first dog who passed away a few years ago. The rest of the group is still running amuck in her house – the black dog Frank was adopted after he was found abandoned in the neighborhood; Jimmi the Blue Tick Coon Hound came from a local rescue (Recycled Doggies); the cats showed up at her front door on two successive Halloween nights – their names are appropriately Milky Way and Snickers.

My daughter likes having the rest of her “family” featured on a wall hanging.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

10 thoughts on “Cats and Dogs Springtime Wall Hanging”

  1. I love your ideas. I was wondering if you could sometime write a column on quilt labels. Yours are particularly creative in my mind. I remember the one with your grandson on a horse quilt. I’d love to see others you have done. How did you label them before the computer?

    1. Thank you for your suggestion about the post on quilt labels. I’ll have to think about this. Actually, I’ve only been quilting 10 years and was already using the computer for everything I could.

      Thank you for stopping by. Lillian

  2. Have you had any trouble getting that to feed into the printer? I just got a new printer and the way the fabric/paper loads is not the same as my old printer. I have found that it loads crooked or twist and jams in the printer. I have an HP. It’s very frustrating as I used to make all my labels on the printer.

    1. I have a Canon and it feeds fine. It’s a shame that your printer doesn’t work well with the fabric sheets. I definitely don’t like to jam up my printer. Lillian

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