|Charly & Wilbur, going for a spin in their red wagon|
I would have been hard pressed to have picked any other subject than her two loves: Charly, the spunky Jack Russell terrier & Wilbur, the soulful Basset hound. Luckily for me, Ruth has participated in Pets on Quilts at Lily Pad Quilting for a few years and there were a lot of great photos on her blog, so I was able to keep my plans a complete secret.
We had decided on 6" x 9" mug rugs, but mine turned out a little larger at 7" x 10", if I recall correctly.
Here is my preliminary sketch. I had initially thought I would do them wearing aviator goggles. I decided to forgo that part, as their faces were too cute to hide. I had to change Charly's legs so she could sit in the wagon and hold onto the handle. After all, a Jack Russell has to steer.
|Sketch of the pups|
I don't know which is truer colors, the first photo at the top, taken outdoors, or this indoor shot. I took the pictures rather hurriedly. The outdoor shot, in natural light, is definitely clearer.
|Charly & Wilbur|
I knew Ruth would be super generous, because that is how she is, so I made sure to include some fun extras in her package. She has plans to do a Polaroid quilt project, so I sent along a couple dozen of the center squares and some pretty feather fabric.
|Ruth's Swap package - ready to send to her|
For those of you who like to scrutinize whenever I make something with applique (ahem...Maryse LOL) Yes, I used my no-fray technique for the appliques.
We've had quite a bit of excitement this last week, because the AQS editorial team let me know they have started editing my upcoming book Crafted Applique'..... New Possibilities So now I feel a lot more confident that it is really going to happen! (Plagued with insecurities much?) It is due out on April 12th, 2016 and is now available for pre-orders.
Adriana, the proofreading editor said that the cover tested very positively with their marketing department. :) So, it looks like this really will be the cover, which I'm very happy about! It's a shot of one of the projects, but I'm not sure if I can say what it is, so will keep it a secret for now.
|Crafted Applique'.... New Possibilities|
I probably won't be posting again until Cheryl's Best of 2015 Linky Party, which runs from December 26th til January 2nd, at Meadow Mist Designs. I hope to see you all there!
Until then, I wish you all a blessed Christmas and a happy holiday season!
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