I recently visited Denyse Schmidt's website looking for some quilting inspiration. I was so delighted to see that she's made a pattern of these adorable vintage-style patchwork Scottie Dog toys available as a free download.
You don't think you can quilt? If you can cut squares and sew straight lines, you can follow this simple pattern, which Denyse was inspired to create after years of collecting vintage patchwork Scotties from flea markets.
From her website:
Denyse saw her first Scottie Dog at the Elephant's Trunk flea market many years ago and fell in love! She's been collecting (and photographing when her bed got too full) vintage patchwork Scottie Dogs ever since. Just like old patchwork quilts, no two Scottie Dogs are alike – but they all have personality. We're not sure where the pattern originated, but it probably appeared in a very popular women's magazine (due to the proliferation of Scotties out there), possibly around the 1940's. If you know more than we do, please inform us!
Download the free Scottie dog pattern here.