It is finally August which is time for Pets on Quilts...
The Linky Party Competition is being hosted by: http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.it/2013/08/the-pets-on-quilts-show-is-here-2013.html?m=1 so if you have a pet inspired project enter it but otherwise pop on over and check out the beautiful works.
Here is my entry for Dogs on Quilts:
|This is Ebony and Henry with the quilt|
I got the patterns for the 3 paper pieced dogs from this wonderful book I got in a thrift shop for $2:
|Henry loves the quilt (and my lap)|
|It is the perfect lap blanket for a 'dog person' like me|
|Me embroidering one of the dogs|
|An applique Henry in the planning phase before I sewed him on|
|Planning the Ebony applique block|
|The embroidered Ebony|
|Henry appliqued onto the patchwork dog prints background|
|The first paper pieced block (Ebony)|
|Henry's floppy ear|
|Beginning to add some color, which I improvised as I went|
|My husband had 3 dachsunds growing up, so one block is a tribute to them|
|Paper pieced Henry|
I LOVED making this quilt and I learned a new technique whilst making it, I had never done paper piecing before until this quilt! I hope you enjoy it too.