K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you so much! Yes, the dog applique pattern is included in the pattern. The ribbon inserts take a bit of time as they have to be pinned and stitched carefully, but I've shown really detailed photos for this step. The rest does go quickly. I'm thinking of making one without the inserts, too, because I think it would look lovely. If you're in a hurry you might try doing without the ribbons. The binding is slick and the tutorial is very, very detailed. The tutorial also gives instruction for making a simple, plain satin bound blanket that you can add the applique to. If you were to make it and run into any difficulties at all, my email address is right on the pattern and on the pattern page. I am usually very quick to respond to questions and I hope that people will take advantage of my availability.