Well, I am granting myself a concession for a picture of a picture of my dog - and the quilt that picture will eventually become.
I'm working on a pictorial applique of Chip, using David Taylor's pattern technique. The idea is to draw your own original pattern based on a photo. The lines of the pattern follow the bone structure and natural lines of the animal, not the animal's color. The magic happens when you create the color with fabric... and then quilt the whole thing together.
It looks kind of weird right now (and the colors are probably off in the photo), but in a couple of months, all of these pieces will be appliqued down to a background fabric and I will quilt it with black, gray and white thread to recreate the smooth look of a dog's fur. The fabrics underneath will be muted somewhat compared to what you see now, but they'll provide a rich foundation under the thread to create interest and texture.
|"Chip" - a work in progress. Teresa Wong. 2013|
I am having a lot of fun with this puppy...!
The real puppy, Chip, is now 15 years old. He has slowed down immensely, but he is still a happy dog. All his gray hair is so much more interesting than when he was young and strong and all black dog!
More to come...
I am linking up with Nina Marie's online art quilt community. Check out all the amazing work.
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