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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fido and Fluffy


For the past few days, I've been working on adding a dog and cat to my Phebe quilt. Here is Henry with the dog which I think is looking fairly good. This is the first time I've appliqued a dog or cat. I've got to fix that wrinkle across Henry's face though!

And here's Phoebe with her cat which still has a few issues but at least she's no longer sitting on the sheep's head! I need to make the cat's eyes more visible.

I've also been adding some embroidery to the center and applique borders. I added couching and veins to the oak leaves and made French Knots around some of the leaves to make the edges look jagged. Today, I decided I'd put off my wonky Ohio Stars long enough and added a sashing/cornerstone strip to twenty more. Only 33 more to do before I can start planning their layout. Looking forward to the next big step!

Until next time, Mayleen

6 comments:

  1. I can't believe you haven't named the cat and dog yet! They are both wonderful - great fabric choice for a tortoise shell cat! I think Henry has a wrinkle because he is prematurely aged from taking care of the sheep family.

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  2. You are not really going to call them Fido and Fluffy?

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  3. Wow, great job on the little animals. I can't believe how lifelike they are. Simply wonderful.

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  4. Your dog and cat are so cute and had so much to this already wonderful project!

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  5. I think Fido and Fluffy are pretty gorgeous! You are going to have a truly beautiful quilt when you are finished, I love it!

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  6. This intricacy of this appliqué is astounding, Mayleen! You're doing such a lovely job. I'm guessing this will be one you hand quilt too. I see blue ribbons in your future!

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