For Dog Lovers Everywhere

Whew ….it’s been a busy week with family but I’ve finally found a minute to start sharing more of what I saw in Melbourne.

I had great fun looking at the quilts from the 2015 Challenge True Blue at the Australian Quilt Convention. If we were playing one of those word association games and you said ‘true blue’ then I would quickly say ‘blue heeler’ – the beloved Aussie cattle dog.

Three quilters explored this challenge by creating portraits of blue heelers and other too cute dogs.

We’re going to start with this amazing quilt called Best Mates by Kathy Adams:

Best Mates Quilt by Kathy Adams


The block that really caught my eye was this one – the stitching is incredibly intricate and I could’ve taken him home he seemed so real!

Detail 1 of Best Mates by Kathy Adams


Then there was this awesome bundle of puppy cuteness in a quilt called Beginning True by Sue de Vanny from Victoria which received an Honourable Mention from the judges:

Beginning True by Sue de Vanny


Here’s a closer look

Detail 1 of Beginning True by Sue de Vanny


Detail 2 of Beginning True by Sue de Vanny

Detail 3 of Beginning True by Sue de Vanny

Just fantastic!

And then there was this super fellow called Harry Dog by Sandy Price

Harry Dog by Sandy Price


Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I did!

6 thoughts on “For Dog Lovers Everywhere

    • May 9, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Gael. These quilters are such artists! Carmen

  • May 8, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Awesome quilt Susan de Vanny!!!! Close ups are great!!

    • May 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Hi Marcelle – Susan’s quilt is just amazing – there’s so much to love & appreciate in it!

  • May 9, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Love, love, love these quilts. So wish I could see them in person. You just might have inspired me to make a quilt portrait of our blue heeler puppy, Matilda. Found your post on Facebook. Thanks so much for sharing these photos.

  • September 6, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hi there,

    I love the heeler quilt. I wanted to do a quilt to honor my Baby – a red heeler. Is there anywhere I can find a pattern for it? You mind letting me know if you or somebody has one?

    Red Heeler Mom


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