Just a brief update on Zoey, she was given a new tag form one of those engraving machines. I couldn’t find a red heart so I went with a black bone with UK on the back. She was received with tears and happiness by my fiend.
Zoey is finished and mounted on a 12 by 12 canvas with hardware for easy hanging. Ran out of my variegated thread with about 1/4 left to quilt the background. I was not able to find matching thread anywhere. Ended up having to choose four similar colors and change thread often. I don’t think it shows.
Choosing a nubby yarn for my edge finish for Zoey. She is shaping up quiet nicely.
I like all of them but i think the blue suited Zoey the best.
Pets On Quilts Show 2014
I will be having a small give away. The winner will receive a Cool Neck Tie for their dog. When the Cool Neck Tie is soaked in water, the crystal granules absorb the water, expand, and turn into a crystalline gel. The cotton fabric absorbs water from the gel, then the water evaporates for a cooling effect. Cool Neck Ties stay cool and moist for hours due to the crystal’s water-retaining properties. I will just need to know if you have a small, medium or large size dog. You may also suggest a color you like. And if you don’t have a pet pooch they are great for people too.
I finally found time to sew today and finished the pug. There is always a stage where you think that it all looks bad, and too much thread has been used. This is when I keep going and add some more. Here ‘s a look at the thread I chose to paint the pug. The following are some pictures of the dog in various stages of being thread painted.
Fabric Dog Stage
Here are some pictures of the process of adding the fabric to my canvas sketch. I free hand cut all the fabric, added each piece and then choose and cut another piece. I think the blue and purple under the black thread painted layer will help add dimension.
To hold everything together until covered with thread painting I use a bit of elmers washable school glue and freemotion zig zag stitch with invisible thread.