Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pets on Parade

It time....the day has come!! The wonderful hop of  2016 Pets on Parade, this is the blog hop of all the wonderful pets out there that help us quilter. The hostess is Snoodles over at Lily Pad Quilting.
There a bunch of prizes but, even better PETS! 
This is Guinness...he is my best bud. This guy is one of the best dogs that I have ever had. He is sweet, quirky, loving and he makes me laugh daily! 
Since I started sewing I have been looking for a pattern for Airedale terriers. I could find Silhouettes which is great, I just am not so good at cutting things out that have unusual edges. Such as concave or convex  curves. I feel like a kindergartner with new very dull  scissors! LOL. I do like to paper piece. A few weeks ago I contacted Janneen Van Niekerk- Quilt art Designs and Commissioned a paper piece pattern of my furry guy. 


In my daughters room. Silly boy!
With out further Ado........


Here is my Boy Guinness in fabric! This  was such a fun challenging piece for me  to make....the eyes alone were mind boggling! it reminded me of iris folds...but with sewing.  21 sections, 12 different fabrics and a few OH NOS along the way! He is put together and I am very happy with how it turned out.
Janeen was great to work with all I had to do was send her a photo of Guinness and with in a few day she had the 16" pattern done! It took me longer than that to build up the courage to start this project!
Mom....Please I have things to bark at!!
Now that I have the piecing done....not sure how to finish him. I want to send him to the quilter to have him quilted. My family said I can do it, glad they have faith in me! I might frame it or even turn it into a bag. Not sure....still working on this but what ever I do I will share with you. If you have any ideas I would love if you would share them with me.  Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Lily Pad Quilting to check out everyone's amazing work and super pets.
Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~ Heide  and Guinness. 

Linking- Lily Pad Quilting- Entering Dogs on (in) Quilts.
Lets be Social.  
KISMIF 

37 comments:

  1. I just love this dog! Great quilt as well!

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  2. Guinness is a handsome dog and I absolutely love the pieced quilt you made. How fun to have the design commissioned too! Total #CreativeGoodness.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  3. Adorable, I am a sucker for a terrier face. We had Welsh Terriers for years, but none right now. I miss having a furkid, but will wait until retirement to have another.

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  4. The likeness is really great! I believe you can quilt it yourself if you just look at the photo, mark the directions of Guinness's facial hair on your quilt and then just follow the lines!

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  5. What a sweet puppy dog....such a darling face.

    My Best To You,
    LuAnn in Oregon
    luannkessi.blogspot.com

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  6. Well, Guiness is a handsome gentleman, and so it makes sense that his quilt would be fabulous.

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  7. WOW!!! Your quilty version of him is just absolutely wonderful!!!!

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  8. Guinness looks like the perfect companion - and he obviously loves life and you!!! His pawtrait is amazing - I would have never thought of asking a designer to design one of my pet :*)

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  9. What a great idea! Janeen made a great pattern for you and you did an wonderful job with the fabric selection and sewing it together. I like the idea of framing it. This is really a piece to be cherished. Guiness is one handsome dude!

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  10. Spitting image - that is a brilliant likeness and turned our beautifully too - how about a cushion? I really like Lena's suggestions for he quilting!

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  11. Ooo, I have an idea! Over at Sew Fresh Quilt's blog, Lorna usually quilts her pieces with wavy lines and she uses her walking foot. I think your piece would make a great pillow. Or a center for a medallion quilt. No matter what you end up doing, it's going to be cute!

    ~Brandy

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  12. Guiness is wonderful, his quirky comes through in your pictures :)
    Love the portrait, I don't think I'd tackle a paper piecing like that, you did an amazing job.

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  13. Your block turned out great, I would make it a wall hanging after all of the work you have put into it!

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  14. This is so cool! You should be very very proud of this. Guiness is so handsome, he definitely deserves his own personal quilt block.

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  15. You are so brave...paper piecing is just not my thing. LOL Guiness is adorable! Thanks for partying with us.
    Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

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  16. How wonderful to have a pattern done especially of your great fella. You have done a nice job and I am sure Guinness approves, too.

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  17. What an amazing job! The paper pieced design is perfect and you did a lovely job matching fabrics to your special model :)

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  18. Both of them are so cute...Guinness and a quilt :)

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  19. Woww that turned out so great! Love your dog and the block you created :)

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  20. Well Done!! It's fantastic! I'm so glad you're happy with how it all turned out. He looks so proud sitting next to his portrait.

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  21. Hi! Guinness looks the best ever friend! I think you did fantastic job with the paper pieced dog and that would look great as a portrait. Simple quilting and borders as a frame. x Teje

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  22. What a great idea to have a pattern made from a photo, just for you! I didn't know that there were clever people around who could do this.
    Love your block, and yes, you will have to make it into something special. Perhaps a wall-hanging, where you can admire it every day?

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  23. Guinness is adorable and you did a wonderful job with his portrait...that is not easy!!

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  24. You are one handsome dude Guinness - in real life and in fabric!

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  25. Oh your quilt is so adorable! You did a great job on him and I can't wait to see the finish.

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  26. Guinness is gorgeous. I love how you have made him into a quilt.

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  27. Oh Heide. What a great quilty pic of Guiness. A good likeness. He seems to be a dog with a great attitude.

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  28. Heide it is amazing and having an Airedale too I love this quilt. Hugs, Susie x

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  29. Wow Wee Heide! That looks soooo much like Guinness! Was that first photo the one you sent Janeen to work with? I've always admired Janine's patterns. You did great work with the paper piecing!

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  30. He is a cutie and the quilt came out great.

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  31. Have courage and start the quilting, it is fabulous, so real, a great pattern, and lots of work behind the finish. And your header photo, super quilt with stunning fabrics. Cheers, Nancy J.

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  32. I've never had one but hear they are the BEST and happiest of dogs! What a great portrait! :)

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  33. You did an outstanding job! We love it♥

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  34. Guinness sits like my schnauzer Max! Makes me giggle. Aren't terriors the best! Guinness is adorable in the pic and as a quilt!

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  35. This gives me an idea for a gift for my husband...Guinness is adorable, especially sitting on the cushion!! My Naala sits like that on people's feet! That means she approves of you. You did a fantastic job on all those sections-yikes! Having done a couple more pp cows last week, I totally get the freak-out of all those sections!

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