I'm happy to introduce a new collection I've been working on, soon to be listed in my Craftsy shop! For all the dog lovers out there, I have been putting together some breed-specific patterns. These are fairly simple patterns with a huge amount of cuteness factor, and will make great mini quilts on their own or easily combine for a sweet larger quilt. Need a gift for a dog lover or a local shelter? These are the patterns for you.
The first two -- a schnauzer and a wire fox terrier -- are based off some of our family pets. I actually made these as Christmas gifts for their owners one year, but the patterns were lost in a catastrophic computer failure. Luckily I still had these pictures and was able to recreate my patterns upon a reader's request. Unfortunately this means that these new patterns are technically untested and cannot be released until that process is completed. If you'd like to help speed that up, there's a free pattern in it for you!
The first block is "Freddie," the miniature schnauzer. These guys are not only adorable, but they also have the best dispositions! I have a lovely lady who has asked about testing Freddie, but I am always happy to take on more testers to make sure my patterns are top-quality.
Our second block is "Willie," the wire fox terrier. What a bundle of energy these guys are! Sadly Willie has no testers at the moment, so let me know if you'd like to adopt his pattern.
One helpful thing I have added to my newer patterns for sale is two different size options. I have included pieces to sew either an 8" block or a 12" block so you can customize them more easily to your projects. As a service to my customers, I am also happy to reprint the pattern in any size you require. Simply contact me through the form on the main page and I will get that done for you.
I hope you love these pups and are looking forward to their public release. If there's a particular breed you are looking for, drop a comment below and I'll see what I can do!
11/28/2017 07:52:07 am
I have had Schnauzers all my life and would love to test this pattern! Or even purchase the pattern. I did check Craftsy but didn't see it. This is the most realistic pattern I've seen and I love to paper piece. Thank you...
11/28/2017 09:42:08 pm
Hi, Cecille! We are finally moved into our home and I am just getting back to all of my emails and blog comments. Freddie is definitely still looking for a tester so that I can get him up on Craftsy. I just checked and see that you sent me your information via the comment form, so once I get the kids off to school I will send the information your way. Thank you!
11/28/2017 04:16:48 pm
I would love to test Freddie for you if there is still an opportunity. We have always had Schauzers and now rescue Scottish terriers if that breed would ever become available please and thank you!!!!!!!!
11/28/2017 09:45:42 pm
Hi, Catherine! I would love to have you on board as the third and final official tester for Freddie, as getting pattern feedback from several people is always very helpful. If you can contact me at email@example.com I will send the information your way. :)
11/29/2017 01:50:52 am
Jessica, your Freddie is a doll and I would love to know when he becomes available on Craftsy.
1/12/2018 05:24:20 pm
Hello, again, Catherine! If you happen to see this, I am working on a Scottish terrier block right now. If you have a name you would like to suggest for him, please let me know, as he is currently unnamed.
11/29/2017 04:51:39 am
I would like to test the Schaunzer pattern please. If possible please send so I can make in time for Christmas.
11/29/2017 07:16:41 am
I love ❤️ LOVE ❤️ The miniature schnauzer. I would love to be a tester for this pattern. I have my 3rd miniature schnauzer now. BIlbo is all black. Nikki was black and white and died a month before her 16th birthday. Sparky was salt and pepper. He died at the early age of 10. He had cancer and his right rear leg amputated. The cancer came back 9 months later and I had it removed. Before his stitches were taken out the cancer returned so I sent him to rainbow bridge, as he was losing weight at this point. So I've had miniature schnauzers since 1990!!
1/12/2018 04:31:37 pm
Please let me know when these are available to purchase. I love them.
1/12/2018 04:49:10 pm
Good news, Debbie! Freddie and Willie were listed yesterday on Craftsy and are available for purchase. :)
1/20/2020 11:17:43 am
Would love the pattern of the Schnauzer
11/9/2018 10:18:36 am
I just bought the schnauzer pattern. But where are the instruction. I can sew pretty well. but I dont paper piece block. I wanted to sew this. fabric yardage and cut instruction would be nice Its alot of little pieces. but can I add 1/4" all around to sew
3/19/2019 11:32:48 am
Hello, Karen! I am going back through the blog and trying to answer any questions that might have cropped up since I last updated it. Unfortunately, this is set up as a paper pieced block and I'm not sure how you would convert it to a traditional pieced block. If you are still interested, I can link you over to several great tutorials on paper piecing that can walk you through the steps. I have found it to be much easier than traditional piecing myself. :)
3/19/2019 11:36:55 am
yes please link me to them. thanks
3/19/2019 11:44:44 am
Here are some of the ones I find to be helpful for people starting out.
8/20/2020 08:19:00 am
I would love to make the Fox Terrier. Let me know when it's available, the 12 inch
3/11/2021 12:22:37 pm
Please could I buy the fox terrier pattern. Many thanks
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