And suddenly... a beautiful dog appeared on a bright lime green background.
One of the things I love most about doing applique work... is to me, the pieces of fabric are just pieces of fabric, nothing more... UNTIL they are sewn to their intended spot. Then suddenly the two pieces join and morph from just pieces of fabric to art.
Well, for the past several weeks this quilt top has been just a bunch of pieces. And now it has the beginnings of a piece of art. I am so thrilled.
Today's post is part three in my series! All of the hand applique (over 200 pieces!) is complete - except for the pupil in the eye.
Now that I have finished the hardest part, at least what I think will be the hardest part, I have pinned this on a board and set it across the room so I can get some distance and different perspective. I am studying all of the fabric choices and I already see several that need to change. So I'll be spending the next week or so perfecting the individual pieces, ripping out some, and redoing a few.
Next step is to hand embroider the whiskers. And I might do a small bit of thread painting to add a few gray hairs in certain parts.
Then, eventually I will begin quilting it. I can't wait. I'm not sure if I'll start this before Christmas... or let it sit. Probably won't be able to ignore it too long.
I'd love your thoughts and comments.
I am linking up with Freshly Pieced Wednesday WIP. And Friday with Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday link up! Be sure to check out both of these blogs for lots of interesting art quilting.
Here is Nina Marie's link: