Gone to the dogs

Back in early summer, Samantha and family had to say good-bye to their beloved Labrador boy, Dozer.

And though he was ancient by Labrador standards, and lived a wonderful, happy, spoiled life, it’s never easy to say good-bye to a family member.

Especially for her youngest son Ethan – he was just a toddler when they got Dozer as a puppy. They were pretty much litter mates.

When Dozer passed, I asked Samantha if Ethan would appreciate a special “Dozer quilt”. She said he’d be ecstatic, so for months, I’ve been designing, planning, and gathering fabric.

I knew I would use this puppy dog block :

I finally had a chance to Dozer-fy it this past weekend.

It was tricky, because Dozer was a very special yellow lab. He was so light, he was almost white. And he didn’t have a dark brown nose, but a very light, almost pinkish one. I think I managed it with these fabrics though. I am going to do some stitching around his ear and belly make them them stand out a little more. But I’m very pleased with the result.

I have some bone and heart blocks to make, but once I get them done, this one should go together pretty quick. It probably won’t get quilted before Christmas, but will be one of my first finishes for the new year.

8 thoughts on “Gone to the dogs

  1. Araignee

    That is just the sweetest thing. As someone who just lost a beloved furry family member I know how much that would mean. Grieving is such hard work.


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