Crazy as a Bird Dog - I love this quilt. It was so much fun to do. The back is a soft velour/minky type fabric that is so soft to cuddle under. We keep this quilt on our couch and use it to keep warm while watching TV. My husband says it's his favorite quilt I've made. He likes the design, plus the softness of the back. I hand embroidered the names of "all the dogs I've loved before" on each dog on the quilt. We had a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Chance, and one of the dogs on the quilt is named chance. When my husband would sing, "He's a good old hound dog to me...", Chance would howl and sing along with him. So, Kathy quilted, "He's a good old hound dog to me..." and a musical staff/notes on that block. This quilt has a lot of sentimental value to me because it makes me think of many of the best dogs I've had who have now passed on. It's a nice way to remember them.