February 16 marks Chinese New Year 2018, kicking off the Year of the Dog. Dogs are known the world over for being loyal, honest and kind, qualities we all could use a little more of in our lives, don’t you agree?
To celebrate, this week’s free pattern is actually a two-for-one; after all, we can’t leave the cat-lovers out of the celebration!
Dog Daze & Feline Frenzy, designed by Kimberly Rado, is a mixed-technique pattern incorporating foundation piecing and applique that results in an adorable wall hanging or small lap quilt, allowing you to mix and match blocks to your heart’s content.
Click here for the link to the Dog Daze & Feline Frenzy pattern as well as links to video tutorials that demonstrate paper foundation-piecing techniques.
And for Chinese New Year good luck, we have a free bonus block pattern: A Window on China, which was inspired by a traditional window trellis seen during a quilt group’s trip to China.