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!