Wednesday, April 19, 2023

It Is Time For My "Say What" Blog Hop Challenge

Joan at Moosestash Quilting picks her own wonderful challenges, but sometimes they either stump me or scare the heck out of me. "Say What?" was a little of both. 

Her challenge explanation: You can share a story, or show us a project or technique that you can't believe you tried. Or how about a quilty word project. 

Years ago I hosted a blog hop for paper piecing stacked bowls that included lots of people (like around 150) and several from Germany. I had never paper pieced and I definitely did not speak any German. It was a real "Say What?" moment. I conquered the paper piecing, but not the German language.

I chose to make a quilty word project to meet Joan's challenge. Way back in my fabric closet, I had a container marked "Poky Puppy" that had been there a very long time. It was time to drag it out of the dark corner.

It was meant to be sewn into a book, but I went with making it into a quilt. I cut up all the blocks, added sashing, and it became a wordy quilt. With the addition of an embroidered name and red minky on the back, it's a sweet gift for my granddaughter. The timing was perfect because she came for a visit along with her brothers and mom. I was a happy grandma!

Dottie was quite happy to model for the camera and even did a little fake snoring.

The quilt is 50" x 50"

I drug out the module to embroider "Dottie"...that's a challenge in itself.

The blocks are so cute and almost exactly like the book.

Dottie needs the real book, too, of course.

Don't take away my desserts! 

The minky was Dottie's favorite part of the quilt.

Check out the other "Say What" bloggers participating this week:

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Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Dottie is such a darling model and she showcased the quilt perfectly. Pokey Puppy is one of my favorite childhood books ; what a sweet quilt.

  2. Darling granddaughter and quilt. I love the bright colors in the quilt.

  3. So much cuteness all around! Dottie looks like she loves her quilt.

  4. Adorable! Dottie and the quilt are both adorable!

  5. What a cute way to use those book panels. I would have never thought about making them into a quilt. Dottie is such a little doll and a perfect model for her quilt! I love your stacked bowls. I kind of remember them from long ago. LOL!!

  6. What a sweetie - I can not believe how much she's grown. Wasn't she born just a few short weeks ago? I did recognize The Poky Little Puppy and thought it was a book, too. I was pleasantly surprised when you showed both the book and the quilt. I do think the quilt was the way to go; it is adorable and so 'wordy'. The best to you, Dottie, and all.

  7. Adorable quilt, and adorable grandbaby! So sweet of her to pose so well! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. How sweet! You could not have picked a more perfect project than this! Dottie looks so happy with her quilt. Making a book panel into a quilt is such a better idea than making a cloth book, and backing it with Minkee is genius! This quilt will be loved for many years to come!

  9. What an adorable quilt~ but Miss Dottie steals the show! What a cutie!

  10. I think I remember that hop and that I didn't participate because I was not into paper piecing at all. Still not ;-}
    I love Dottie's quilt . I have a couple of those books in my closet and never thought to make them into a quilt, such a great idea. Congrats on pulling out the module for the embroidered name, very classy.

  11. OMG, so cute. Dottie is such a great model with her brand new quilt. I had to make a minky pillowcase for my granddaughter. They just love that softness...

  12. What an sweet quilt, Carol! Dottie makes a fantastic quilt model - she's such a cutie and looks so much like her brothers!

  13. What a cute little Dottie! Her quilt looks like lots of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Dottie is such a pretty little girl! I love the Golden Book fabrics, and your embroidery is sweet. Beautiful job!

  15. Those fabric book pages made a really sweet quilt, Carol!! At 50 x 50", Dottie is sure to enjoy her quilt for a number of years.

  16. Aw, your granddaughter is such a sweetie, Carol!

    Great idea to take that fabric panel for a book and turn it into a quilt for Dottie! You'll have her reading in no time with your cute gifts.

    Wow. I remember that paper piecing blog hop. My, how the years fly by!


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