Category Archives: On the Design Wall

Here, Kitty Kitty…

A new pet has joined the dog pack and this time it’s a kitty cat. I’m pleased to say that everyone’s getting along just fine although that’s quite a glare on her face, don’t you think? This cat portrait came together quickly … Continue reading

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Boston Terrier on Blue

As an art quilter, I generally don’t make two of the same quilts on purpose. But, while I was auditioning the green background on Piper’s portrait, my enthusiasm got out of hand and I was having so much fun, I … Continue reading

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Another dog portrait is done!

The latest dog portrait has finally graduated from the design wall to the dog house. Welcome, Gus … formerly known as Max! Each portrait I make provides an opportunity to try something new and this time, I decided to make a … Continue reading

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A Golden Lab Emerges from My Stash

Labs appear to be the most popular dogs right now so it seemed fitting to do a quilted pet portrait of Max, a golden lab who is walked by our favourite dog walker, Paige, at Beyond The Leash Dog Walking. He’s on … Continue reading

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Auditioning My Rendition … of Tinkerbelle

If you’ve been following along with me, you’ll have seen that Belle’s portrait finally came together. The next step is to find a good background for her, something that will really make her personality shine. I started by auditioning fabrics from … Continue reading

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All Together Now…Altogether Now

The quilted pet portrait of Tinkerbelle is coming together at last. I’ve been describing this technique of transforming a photo of your pet into a quilted pet portrait in the last couple of blog posts. Today’s post is all about … Continue reading

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The Method Behind My Madness

If you’ve been wondering how to transform a photo into an art quilt, today’s post is for you. I’m going to show you the first few steps in the method I use to make a pet portrait art quilt. Note, I’m using … Continue reading

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Christmas Stockings going to the dogs

It didn’t take too much surfing the internet to find this great idea for making Christmas stockings out of old jeans. Thanks to Lynn at Nebraska Views for this terrific idea. I’ve made two of these for friends at the local … Continue reading

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A Dog with a Curly Hairdo

This week, in my ongoing quest to learn all I can about rendering pet photos in fabric, I tackled a standard poodle cross….in fabric, not on the turf at the park! Nahannie is a dog with a seriously curly coat and ears … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

Here is the latest pet portrait on my design wall. He is a lab, made of varying shades of gray and you’d be right if you thought he looks a lot like the brown lab in the gallery. They’re made from the … Continue reading

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