I was asked for a window dog quilt pattern a long time ago when I made my window cat quilt. I intended to make this ages ago but I got a bit hung up on trying to make it the same size as the cat quilt. In the end I realised that it wasn’t going to happen that way so now I’ve finally managed to finish my window Scottie dog quilt pattern. A Scottie dog is more angular than some dogs, so I was able to make him without any half square triangles – a bonus for those of you who lack confidence in sewing triangles!
The quilt has ended up 48″ square and I used 1/2 yard of pink fabric with 5/8 yard each of black, white and blue fabric. I have used individual black squares for the dog because I felt that all those seams would help with the ruffled fur look, while for the blue I used longer strips where possible in order to speed up the piecing.
Cutting requirements for the dog quilt pattern
Black fabric: one hundred and twenty two 2.1/2″ squares
White fabric: nineteen 2.1/2″ squares, one strip 4.1/2″ by 32.1/2″, one strip 4.1/2″ by 44.1/2″, one strip 4.1/2″ by 34.1/2″
Pink fabric: fifteen 2.1/2″ squares, one strip 4.1/2″ by 40.1/2″, one strip 4.1/2″ by 48.1/2″, one strip 4.1/2″ by 38.1/2″
Blue fabric: eight 2.1/2″ strips cut across the width of fabric – I’ll list the individual strip lengths as they are required
Making the dog
Make the central area within the window first. This part of the dog quilt pattern is 32.1/2″ wide. Begin by sewing together a 4.1/2″ by 32.1/2″ white strip and a 6.1/2″ by 32.1/2″ blue strip. I think the simplest thing now is just to list the squares within each row, working from left to right. All squares are 2.1/2″ and for the 2.1/2″ blue strips I will just list the length.
Row 3: 22.1/2″ blue, black, 8.1/2″ blue
Row 4: 4.1/2″ blue, black, 10.1/2″ blue, black, 2.1/2″ blue, two black, 8.1/2″ blue
Row 5: 4.1/2″ blue, ten black, 8.1/2″ blue
Row 6: 4.1/2″ blue, five black, white, four black, 8.1/2″ blue
Row 7: 4.1/2″ blue, nine black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 8: 6.1/2″ blue, eight black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 9: 6.1/2″ blue, four black, 2.1/2″ blue, three black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 10: 6.1/2″ blue, black, 2.1/2″ blue, black, 2.1/2″ blue, four pink, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 11: 14.1/2″ blue, four pink, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 12: 12.1/2″ blue, five black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 13: 10.1/2″ blue, six black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 14: 8.1/2″ blue, seven black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 15: 6.1/2″ blue, eight black, 10.1/2″ blue
Row 16: 4.1/2″ blue, nine black, 8.1/2″ blue
Row 17: 4.1/2″ blue, two black 4.1/2″ blue, six black, 6.1/2″ blue
Row 18: four black, two white, seven black, two white
Row 19: black, white, two black, two white, eight black, white
Whew! I have checked the rows above, but I hope that they are all correct. Sew the patchwork together across each row and sew the rows to each other. I find it best to sew each row to the others as soon as I have made it – that way if I have made a mistake it becomes obvious straight away.
Making the window frame for the dog quilt pattern
The window frame on the top and bottom has already been added in to the dog quilt pattern, so now you just need to add the sides. The left hand side of the window frame is straightforward – sew a 4.1/2″ by 44.1/2″ strip of white fabric to the left side of the quilt.
The right hand side of the window frame includes some of the dog’s tail so it is not quite as straightforward as the other side.
You will need a 4.1/2″ by 34.1/2″ strip of white. Beneath this, sew together five pairs of 2.1/2″ squares: one pair of black followed by three pairs of white and finishing with a pair made of one white and one black square.
Sew these all together into one long strip and then sew this to the right hand side of the dog quilt pattern.
Add the final border
I’m not sure if this can be called a border as it only covers three sides of the quilt. It is intended to be the wall around the window frame.
Sew a 4.1/2″ by 40.1/2″ strip of pink fabric across the top of the quilt. Sew a 4.1/2″ by 48.1/2″ pink strip to the left hand side of the window dog quilt.
The right hand side again is not as straightforward because of the dog’s tail.
Begin with a 4.1/2″ by 38.1/2″ strip of pink. Beneath this you need five pairs of 2.1/2″ squares – four pairs made with one black and one pink square. The fifth pair of squares are both pink. Sew these all together in one long column and sew this to the right hand side of the dog quilt.
That completes the window dog quilt pattern. It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding. Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.
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I’m off to my niece’s wedding now. Next week’s articles have all been written and set to publish automatically so here’s hoping that the system works! Please note that I can’t dispatch any orders from the shop next week.