A Pokey Puppy Quilt

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

There is nothing better than a new baby.  Especially when it’s a new nephew!  

My sister in law loves Little Golden Books and purchased a Pokey Puppy panel she wanted made into a quilt (I couldn’t find a good link for the panel but you can Google it and there are some options).  The panel is really made to be a fabric book, but it also works great for a cute baby quilt.  It was a great challenge for me!  

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

I cut the blocks 7 1/2″ square out of the panel, and added the 3″ pinwheels and 3″ x 7 1/2″ sashing strips to make it a nice crib size. 

It has minky on the back and a warm batting, so I quilted it with simple straight lines.  There wasn’t enough book blocks for the layout, so I added the ruler fabric (an out of print Moda fabric) to fill in the extra spaces. 

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Before sewing the quilt top together I added his name to one block with an easy loop stitch.  

It was such a fun quilt to make for baby Bowen.   Also he smells like a newborn, and I miss having a newborn!  

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew



67 Responses to A Pokey Puppy Quilt

  1. Shasta June 21, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    The pinwheels add so much to this quilt. Beautiful!

  2. Four dogs and one quilter June 21, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Too cute. I loved the Pokey Puppy book. Great use of the panel.

  3. Karyn June 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    This a lovely!

  4. Joyce Carter June 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    I really love this quilt. It is sooo cute. My grandson lived with me and this was his favorite book.

  5. Priscilla from CA June 21, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

    Cute, and the baby’s adorable, too!

  6. carol fun June 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    Adorable…both the quilt and the baby…love those red and white pinwheels!

    • Allison June 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      Thank you! You can’t go wrong with red pinwheels!

  7. mary June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

    That is super cute!

  8. Helen LeBrett June 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    It’s a great use of those book panels! I love the pinwheel corners and the different colored sashings. What a fun quilt for a little boy!! Hugs, H

  9. Julie Scott Garrett June 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

    I love that so much more as a quilt than a fabric book (a fabric book… why???) – it’s absolutely adorable! I just bought that book for my niece – family tradition :D Love, love, love!

  10. Lauren June 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    I remember reading that book to my children. I also love the ruler fabric.


  11. jennifer ziehl vacca June 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    Oh the new baby smell………….intoxicating! Such a sweet quilt and such a sweet little nephew!

  12. Linda June 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm #

    Awwwww, Pokey Little Puppy was my first book when I was about 3 or 4! (I’m 70 now). That is such an adorable quilt, and your nephew is such a cutie. The baby of the family is 33 now, and all my grands and great grands live far away, so I haven’t been able to smell a new baby in way too many years. Give him a sniff for me! <3

    xo Linda

    • Allison Harris June 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

      Oh I love that how fun! I’ll give him a squeeze for you!

  13. twemyss June 22, 2017 at 2:47 am #

    Cute quilt, gorgeous baby but what’s with the,weird name? Never heard it!

    • Alanna June 24, 2017 at 8:25 am #

      I have a friend who’s baby is named Bowen but she is a girl. We have a Bowen island here though so I figured that was the inspiration. I think its a great name! Different but still sounds like a name.

  14. Little Quiltsong June 22, 2017 at 3:18 am #

    This is such a cute baby quilt with all the panel blocks. Bowen is such a sweet newborn too – really adorable!!

  15. Pamela Arbour June 22, 2017 at 4:31 am #

    You did a nice job. Good colors. He will cherish it.

  16. Angela June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am #

    Love it! I had someone make a quilt for my son out of panels from a Curious George book like this. I almost tackled it on my own, but at that point it would have been my first quilt and I chickened out. I love the variety in the sashing and the pinwheels. Makes it a fun quilt, one that he will like even when he is older!

  17. Carla June 22, 2017 at 5:12 am #

    Beautiful…..beautiful…….the baby AND the quilt. What a Lovely gift. I absolutely love your quilts.

  18. Veronica T Spencer June 22, 2017 at 5:14 am #

    The images of your wonderful quilt brought back memories of when I was a little girl my late grandmother brought me the actual Little Golden book of the same title!! I admit I was teary-eyed seeing your post, as memories flooded back. Your quilt is absolutely darling!!!! Congratulations on the birth of your nephew….he is so cute! :)

    • Allison Harris June 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

      Oh I love that! I’m so glad it brought back fond memories!

  19. kathy o June 22, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    It’s the perfect quilt – for a perfect little one…..I love this!

  20. Libby June 22, 2017 at 6:48 am #

    This is way to cute……………….I just love the pokey little puppy

  21. Aimee June 22, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    Love, love, love this quilt! I look at all the quilts that come in my email, but don’t often stop by to comment. So I just want to say, while I am here, thanks for sharing all these beautiful quilts. I don’t have a lot of extra time to quilt right now, but I hope one day I will be able to make some of these amazing looking quilts.
    Is the Pokey Puppy fabric hard to find? Maybe that is just why this quilt is so appealing. I love the pokey puppy story. Used to be a favorite to read to my kids.

    • Allison Harris June 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

      You are sweet to take the time to hop over and comment! I did a quick google search of “Pokey Puppy fabric book panel” and some good options came up, it was a fabric panel I cut up!

  22. farmhousequiltsblog June 22, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Oh, I love the Pokey Little Puppy book too! And what a great idea to use the panel…the quilt is adorable!

  23. susan June 22, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    How very clever and imaginative to make the fabric book panels into a quilt. I think this is the cutest baby quilt ever!!!It is why I love opening your emails!!!

    • Allison June 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

      I’m always glad when you still love opening my emails! I always wonder if it bugs people LOL.

  24. Susan June 22, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    How adorable! Love the little red/white pinwheels in the sashing! And it’s fun to see a familiar fabric – just used the measuring tape print in some ‘tool’ t-shirt quilts.

    • Allison June 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

      That ruler fabric is my favorite!!!

  25. jesusknowsmyname June 22, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    oh my… SUPER cute!

  26. Dawn Tidd June 22, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Absolutely adorable!! I love the Pokey Puppy and the ruler fabric is perfect with it. What a quilt to cherish!

  27. Mindy Harmon June 22, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    This is a beautiful quilt! I bought that panel with the same thing in mind, but as I am very much a novice quilt maker I never could get it to come together enough in my head to even try it. You did an amazing job of figuring everything out and the colors you used in the sashing strips and those darling little pinwheels just added the pizzaz it needed without taking away from the illustrations. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Allison June 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

      Great minds think alike! If you ever need help figuring out a way to use it email me!

  28. Annette Alger June 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! I love this quilt. I’ve got to buy one of those panels.

  29. MaryBeth June 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    What a sweet quilt for a sweet little one.

  30. Bunny Rogers June 23, 2017 at 4:53 am #

    I still have some fabric books from my now -grown children. I was saving them for my hope-to-have grands but now think I will use them for quilts. And for the commenter who asked “why fabric books?” Babies love to chew on everything, these fabric books are a good introduction to reading and are considered a toy which goes everywhere so it needs to be washable. This is a precious baby quilt and the baby is equally as precious. Thank you for sharing it and all the others with us.

  31. divamomcarol June 23, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    You have such a way with color, Allison! Bless your Buttons!

  32. Jenni June 23, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    This turned out great! Love the addition of the red and white pinwheels. Your make gorgeous stuff!!

  33. Rosemaryflower June 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

    I love this quilt so much. I have this panel. I do not really feel like making the book, a quilt is a great idea. You are so smart and creative. Thank you for that

  34. Sonia Herdman June 23, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    Super cute!! I have the panel too I was supposed to make the book two years ago for my daughter 😁 But thank you for the idea!!

  35. Vanessa June 24, 2017 at 5:18 am #

    What a sweet quilt you made! Golden Books are the best! Love the embroidered name you added…great idea with the panel!

  36. Julie Shirley June 25, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Loved your version of the Pokey Little Puppy quilt. The pinwheels add a spark to it. I have the panel but have been clueless how to put the book into a quilt–your version truly inspired me! Thanks for posting this: I must get busy on mine now!!

    • Allison June 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

      I’m so glad Julie! Happy sewing!

  37. Kelly Tadlock June 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    Precious baby and quilt!!!

  38. Patti Kilcullen June 26, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    I love your Pokey Little Puppy quilt. I still have my book from when I was a child (many years ago) and it was one of my son’s favorite books too. I am going to try to find that panel.

  39. Suzy R. June 26, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Wow! Great imaginative use of the book panels! And those pinwheels make the quilt. A+! Just love it!

  40. from the Bellfry June 27, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    This is a great quilt! I love this book also, but I love love love the way you used the panels. The bright strips and pinwheels in between each panel make it adorable! Baby Bowen will enjoy this for many years!

  41. Susan July 1, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    Adorable! All your quilts are and thanks for sharing your tips, etc – always enjoy your posts!

  42. Linda Klinedinst July 2, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    Your Quilt is so adorable, very pretty. I dearly love this Quilt.

    Happy Quilting
    Linda K

  43. Darci July 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

    KOhls is selling a Pokey Little Puppy stuffed animal right now for $5

  44. Ezgi July 9, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    I really like your quilt and your lovely photos :)

  45. Sherry Moran July 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    As others said, I have this panel, but couldn’t figure out how to put it into a quilt. Thank you for your ideas!

  46. Kate July 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    That is so gosh darn cute. Makes me want to go out and find a baby to sew for!

    • Allison July 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      LOL Kate this is my favorite comment! :)

  47. hillcountrycotton July 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Absolutely ADORABLE!! Your nephew is one lucky kiddo!

  48. Colleen H Ferber July 18, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    A colorful, happy combination in brights and small scale prints brings me in at HELLO…

  49. Kim January 21, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    I have this panel, love this idea…but being a bit of a novice at quilting…could you share the size of your pinwheels

    • Allison January 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Kim! If you scroll through the post I think I say they are 3″ pinwheels, and I give the size for the strips too. Thanks!

  50. Wendy Mostert February 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi Alison
    Ive just seen your Poky Little Puppy quilt and have fallen in love with it. Do u know if you can still purchase this panel? I’m wanting to make a cot quilt for my grandson and would love to do this one.

  51. Athena July 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    I’m trying to find some poky little puppy fabric panels and I cannot find any. Does anyone know where I can get some?

    • Allison July 23, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

      I’ll do some searching but they are probably really hard to find now!

  52. Janet Little November 12, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    I just found this quilt while enjoying the look at all the ones before it on your post. I bought two pokey puppy panels and some golden book fabric a long time ago. I did make a book for a shower gift when we were asked to bring a book instead of a card. I love this quilt so much more. I guess there’s a reason why I didn’t sew the other book. Now I just need a baby to come along to claim it.

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