Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dog Silhouette Wall hanging Project

I was cruising Pinterest the other day and I saw some cool framed silhouette art that some folks had made by cutting out pictures of their dogs.  I decided to try the same technique with fabric.  The hardest part was finding the right photo.  I chose and printed out this one.  

I decided to make the print out a little bit bigger...  then I cut Ruby out of the picture

I pinned the cut out to some black Kona cotton and carefully cut out my pattern.  I played with sewing her to a few different backgrounds and finally decided on white.  In retrospect, I kinda wish I had put her on the red African fabric or the orange and purple polka dots for a much more exciting finished piece... maybe next time.

I accidentally flipped the cut out which didn't matter and did a blanket stitch all the way around.

She looked "naked" so I gave her a collar and a tag.

I blanket stitched around that and put and "R" for Ruby on the tag.
I drew some lines coming out from the center with disappearing fabric marker.

I stitched these lines with different colors of thread.  My idea was to give it a 70's psychedelic 3d look. It probably would have been a good idea to quilt it before I appliqued the dog on but  the quilting style was a last minute idea.  I had first planned to echo the dog and then decided not to.

Here is the finished product!  A little bland but all in all not too bad.


  1. This is so awesome and adorable! Love your creations!

  2. have you noticed its similarity to the icon on the Zynga app (WordswithFriends)