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Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Mabel!

Good Morning friends! Welcome new friends!  I am so glad you stopped by today. It is Mabel's 4th birthday! ♥ She is recovered from this last horrible bout of disc pain. We hope and pray that she stays pain free for a long time now.

I wanted to share with you the wall quilt I made of her two years ago.
I saw a quilt like this three years ago on the internet. Not from a pattern. Made from a poodle lover like me. I have tried and tried to find it again, and cannot.
So I used my book,How To Make An Amish Quilt by Rachel and Kenneth Pellman. I call it Amish Mabel In A Square. I used the Diamond in a Square pattern from the book. I used plain colors (my favorites, pink and purple) as the Amish would. However, I am guessing they have never added a toy poodle in the center of a quilt!! ;)
This hangs in our front room. =) The quilting isn't the best, but I am very happy with it. It is the best that I can do.

Jo asked me to show a picture of all the poodles I have stitched. I believe this is all of them. I may have missed one, I don't think so though.
The collection will grow of course. ;) I always find another poodle somewhere and then HAVE to stitch it. Gotta say, the French Knot Poodle is probably still my favorite.

**EDIT** Yep, I forgot one. And I just stitched it too!! Geesh! Here it is.


Ready for Palm Sunday? We are!

But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Have a fabulous weekend friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
The Smiling Birthday Girl

31 comments:

Carolyn said...

Happy Happy Birthday Mabel!

What a gorgeous quilt. You are talented.

look at all those cute poodles you have done. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs!

Giovanna said...

Many happy returns, Mabel. Vickie, you've made some wonderful poodle portraits, that quilt in particular is gorgeous.

New York State Of Mind said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MABEL. I hope you have the happiest day today.

I love all you made, Vickie, but the pillow is my favorite. All the different poodles in your house. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hmmm your work would make a nice post on another blog, too. I won't mention any names. LOL.

Hope you have a Happy Easter,
Marilyn and Pierre

Terri said...

Happy barkday Mabel!

Beautiful quilt!

Annie said...

It's like a Poodle Art Gallery! Love that quilt! Birthday greetings to Mabel.

Peggy Lee said...

Love the quilt! You are a woman of many talents.
Happy Birthday Mabel!

Carol said...

What fun to see all your poodle stitching in one photo, Vickie--I think Miss Mabel may be the most loved dog around! Wishing her a day filled with lots of fun birthday treats :)

Parsley said...

Happy birthday sweet pup! Love the quilt

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Mabel, she has the best mommy in the world , beautiful stitching love the wall hanging, hugs.

Trace4J said...

Beautiful quilt friend.
Happy Birthday to your sweet Mabel.
Woolie hugs

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Mabel! I love the quilt! So cool! And all the collection of poodles is marvelous! They look so great together like that.

dixiesamplar said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Mabel!

cucki said...

Happy Birthday Mabel!
What a gorgeous quilt. ..so pretty..
Hugs! X

Simply Victoria said...

Very pretty quilt. Birthday pats to Mabel!

moreofhim said...

Love all those poodles!! Your wall quilt is exquisite and you did a great job on it! I love the other poodles, too. You inspire me to start stitching my own poodles. :) The french knot poodles is amazing...is that your own pattern? So cute!!

Blessings - Julie

Myra said...

Happy Birthday Mabel! Love your little quilt. I have a quilted Lola I made into a tote bag. :o)

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt Happy Birthday Mabel x

Sharon said...

Hi Vickie! I love your poodle quilt hanging-it's gorgeous. I also love your poodle stitching-all are great. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mabel! I smiled when I saw your kids ages as mine are now 19, 17 and 15. It's nice to discover new blogs!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Mabel from Vallie! I love your poodle quilt...so feminine and sweet just like it's namesake.
Hugs,
Barbara

Lumiruusu said...

Happy Birthday Sweet
Mabel The poodle !

We send You our happiest "meows" and Our Mommy thinks you are the prettiest Poodle in The World !
Meow-Meow-Meow !

..from Two Kittyes
Melissa-Baby and Namine :)


All the Stitched Poodles are lovely ,The French Knot Poodle is amazing!
There must be thousands of knots in it !!

Maggee said...

Hope Mabel doesn't eat too much on her birthday! She is just too cute! Love the poodles collection! Hugs!

Topcho said...

Happy birthday to Mabel!
What an amazing poodle collection - the french knot got me - wow, so many french knots XD Kinda scary but the result is gorgeous. And this quilt, must be my favourite piece <3

Sally said...

Happy Birthday Mabel!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday to Mabel!!!!!!

That is one seriously cute quilt. What a great homage to her - all of it!! :)

Patrizia Valle said...

Cute your dog.... my daugther has the same name....but she is a person !
Pat

Dani - tkdchick said...

You are poodle obsessed!!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

My goodness, Vickie, but you are very talented and creative, making that gorgeous Amish quilt image of your sweet little Mabel. I love all of your adorable stitched poodles, but must admit that the French Knot Poodle is especially wonderful.

Birthday wishes and doggie kisses to Mabel from Meggie!

Blessings to you during this Holy Week.

Annette-California said...

Happy Birthday Mabel! Oh your quilt is beautiful Vickie. I can't believe you have one of Rachel Pellman's books. I have one I saved. It's a wedding one. Love getting to see all your poodles you stitched. Beautiful collection. You did great on your applique for the quilt. Love Annette

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh que de merveilles !!! quelle bouille d'amour ! I love the beautiful dog !!! slurp

Catherine said...

As you can see, I am slowly catching up on posts!! A very Happy Belated Birthday to Mabel!! So glad she is feeling better.

Honeybee said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! What a treasure.