Friday, January 26, 2018

Yellow lab quilt

I’ve been working on him for awhile and I think he’s done. I’d like to say he is my dog but honestly I just licked his beautiful face at random from a public domain photo sharing site. Let me show you some photos of the journey.
 From drawn pattern to fabric. Mostly freezer paper appliqué.


Quilted on a nice lush green background which is something we are lacking here in the northeast right now.

Shaded with fabric pastels. After this you can see from the finished photo that I ended up making the eyes blacker. These eyes looked more human than dog and also darkened up the edge of the ears so you can see them. All in all I think it came out pretty good! 
Woof!👍
I may try another in black but might try all fusible to see if there is much difference. Do you prefer fusible or turned under applique?

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable. Yellow labs will always have a soft spot in my heart. Great job. I hope you'll enter this in the annual Pets on Quilts Show in August, hosted by Lilypad Quilting: http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/

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  2. Great job! I think you have captured the wonderful buoyancy of the yellow lab.

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  3. Wow.......I think you slayed it! Love that background, perfect for those goofy labs. I wonder, though, was that slip of the tongue Freudian, perhaps?

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  4. I love this project. Thank you for including progress pictures. Do you mind saying what fabric pastels you used? I don't have a Goal List for the year, but I am pretty sure that I am going to give a pet quilt a try. I did a lot of applique years ago when my daughter was little and always did turned under edge. I'm thinking I might combine that technique with a acid free glue stick for placing the fabric.
    xx, Carol

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