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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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Methods and Materials

That title “Methods and Materials” takes me back to my university days when I was a science student. I spent a good part of my life in the laboratory in those days studying chemistry, physics, cell biology, bacteriology, biochemistry and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dog House, Tinkerbelle

Today was a great day because I finally delivered the quilted pet portrait of Tinkerbelle to her parents. Tinkerbelle was there and she was none the wiser of course, but Mom and Dad were thrilled with the quilt. Without further a-do, here is … 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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It’s All in the Details

Oh, the details! Today I’m showing you some of the details that I glossed over in my last post about making fabric portraits. Belle, the French Bulldog is progressing nicely and today we’ll pick up at Step 5 . Step 5 Here is … 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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Nahanni, meet Nahanni

In November I made a portrait of a curly-haired poodle named Nahanni. She’s a lovely dog with a beautiful calm temperament which made her fairly easy to photograph. Her eyes are two big pools of love that I managed to capture in the picture and … Continue reading

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Canine Intruder

The latest doggie pet portrait is complete and I’ve named it Jackeroo. Our Jack Russell, Tashi, charged at Jackeroo when she first saw him on the design wall. It was hilarious to see her barking at the portrait (with a ball in … Continue reading

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