There is a blog party every August at lily pad quilting that has people show pictures of their quilts of pets and or pets on quilts. I'm not going to post my Abbey, Summer or Sophie on a quilt because they are of course cuter and more beautiful than any other pet out there and it just wouldn't be fair, so I am showing you
Max is not my dog but taken from a public domain pnoto that I found. For some reason I needed to make a dog with a ball in his mouth and Max seemed to be up for the challenge.
He's done with the David Taylor method of turned under applique, blending colors using as many different fabrics as you can manage - a very time consuming but pleasurable task. I think I could have done better with the colors and blending but this method is not easy to do and I'm happy with it. I did learn from my mistakes on it so that's always a good thing and really the whole point in this journey .
He's quilted very heavily - another David Taylor - ish style. I like the hair, although in hindsight, a lab which is what I think Max is wouldn't have a "mane" like my collie but I'm going with - Max is a lab collie mix :-)
I've only made a couple of these David Taylor style quilts. They are not easy but give you spectacular results. I took a class with him and it was awesome, I learned so much but I think he is nuts :-)
go here to see David Taylors work if you are interested and if you ever get the chance to take a class and you are into pictorial quilts - DO IT!
Go to the blog party here to check out all the cuteness going on over there!