Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pug Dog Silhouette Quilt

I was asked by a friend to make a pug silhouette quilt with three pugs, two black and a fawn to represent their family of pugs.  First I needed to figure out how to make a pug big enough for a quilt.  I found a few images online and read a few ideas and came up with this method.  I printed out an image of a pug onto regular printer paper then traced that onto a clear plastic sheet protector pocket thingy.  I then taped that to something that would suspend it... in this case a music stand.  I set up a light behind the plastic sheet to project the image onto the wall.  I  traced the pug onto a piece of butcher paper that I had taped there.  Once traced onto the butcher paper, I cut it out and pinned it to a piece of fabric and cut out the image.  I appliqued the dogs to the fabrics, added colorful appliqued collars and then quilted it.  Fun project!

Monday, September 23, 2013

San Marcos, Texas

Beautiful September morning in San Marcos, Texas  I happened to catch this shot on my phone camera while walking the dogs this morning.  No photoshop, just an iphone camera... Just had to share!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Boxed Chain Memorial Quilt

This is the third of three memorial quilts that I did for my partner's family.  This one is made using several of granny's black and white blouses and a couple of jelly roll pieces from my stash.  I wish the blacks had turned out looking blacker.   It needs a little more contrast to really build the box illusion.    Oh well, it is what it is and I think it does give the illusion just not as strong as I would have liked.  Overall, I'm very pleased, I love this red color!

In the shade

In the sun...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lawn Chair Memorial Quilt

This is a quilt that I made using a couple of striped blouses that belonged to my partner's granny Jackie.  She would re-strap her lawn chairs when the straps started to fray so this is an endearing way to remember her.  I used Happy Zombie's free pattern I found here.