I have lots of progress to show on the dog portrait I’m working on, last blogged about here.
I fused the portrait to a light blue background fabric. Then I outline stitched the nose, tongue and eyes, and thread-sketched the fur. The threadwork doesn’t show up all that well in the photo below because the thread colors are quite close to the fabrics, so I’ve included a photo of the back, too.
Next I’ll add the borders. My client has requested blue-purple batik borders. In the photo below, I’ve pinned the border fabrics to the design wall to make sure they all work together. I was originally thinking to use the darkest fabric for the thin inner border, but it seemed too dark. Then I found a perfect medium-toned hand-dyed fabric in my stash. The outer borders will be joined with a curved seam as in the sketch below.
Then I’ll layer the quilt with batting and backing, quilt the borders and outline key areas of the dog’s head and body to add more dimension.
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