Jan 10, 2014

are you still working on that dog quilt...?

I know what you're thinking. Is she ever going to finish that thing? Well yes, eventually. But I did finish quilting the whole dog applique part! Its done. All free motion quilting. No markings or patterns. I even started on the background... then my machine started acting up. Tried everything and eventually had to part with it for its annual check up.
The quilting on the applique part is finished!













And this is the back of the quilt.
This is my favorite section  because it showcases
all my stitching and I hardly screwed it up at all.
















If you're keeping track - this is dog quilt post part five! I am still enjoying working on this and I'm really thrilled with the ways it is looking so far. I have learned a lot making this, especially about using applique to render something this large.

I am linking up this post with Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays. Link below. I love her site because a lot of cool work is linked up here... so inspirational to check on all the blogs and see other work. Check it out!

After this week, I'll be traveling for several weeks in Japan, so I will not be finishing this puppy anytime soon. Maybe March or April? We'll see.

http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/2014/01/underlying-value-off-wall-friday.html



This is the ear and a small part of the background,
which I started quilting before my machine stopped working properly. Hard to see the thread on this lime green... 

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing....it's wonderful......time doesn't matter when the results are this good!! Safe travels...

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Yes... you are right, time does not matter! I need to keep reminding myself of that. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  2. I'm so happy that you're sharing all the progress. Your dog is as beautiful as ever and I hope your sewing machine comes home as good as new! Have fun in Japan!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Appreciate your comments and encouragement, as always. I hope to post at least a couple updates from Japan. More to come. Take Care!

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  3. aweeee, that looks like my lab... the quilting is wonderful. I love seeing the quilting stitch on the back too. And feeling it as it fills with stitching.
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. LeeAnna: dogs are so precious, aren't they? hard to go wrong there. Thanks for your comments. I always enjoying reading your blog too.

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  4. Good choice of fabrics, very expressive eye, and your quilting is very good. I never show the back of mine. Have a great trip.

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    1. Regina: I really appreciate your comments. I love his eye, best part I think. As for the back, I think this is the first time I have ever really showcased the back like this. I'm using David Taylor method to make this and part of his style is that the back looks as good as the front in terms of stitching... that means no sewing over the same line, everything has to be really clean. It sounds hard but is actually quite fun. Thanks again for commenting.

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  5. I love the quilting that you're doing on the green background. Have fun in Japan, I wish I could go with you, I loved my vist there a few years ago.

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    1. Norma: I wish you could go to Japan with me too! I will be traveling alone but I have lots of support once i get there. Thanks for commenting on this quilt - I am excited about it. Take care.

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