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Wednesday, August 24

Pets on Quilts Post 1 - Libby, Libby, Libby on the Label, Label, Label

Talk about squeaking in at the 11th hour.  I'm back with a working laptop now and ready to go blog hopping. I have soooo much catching up to do. 

Today is the last day to link up posts and pictures for the Pets on Quilts Parade over at Jacque's Lily Pad Quilting.  The voting begins tomorrow... and it will be no easy choice because there are so many great entries!  Jacque, you do such a great job hosting one of the funnest events in Quilting Blog Land and we all really appreciate all the hard work you put into it each year.  Thank you!

So without further ado, here is my first entry in the Pet Themed Quilt category - a quilted pillow.  I made it using the Crafted Appliqué technique, from my book of the same name.  (My book is one of the sponsored prizes in the Pets on Quilts Show this year!)  This method really enables you to do raw edge applique with the tiniest details and not worry as much about fraying.  

The pillow is a thank you gift for a friend and it features her little Boston Terrier "Libby", happily licking a blue raspberry popsicle.  (I was informed that those are the very best flavor.)  My friend is just crazy about her dog, so stalking her for pet photos was a lot of fun. 


Popsicle Pup Pillow

If you click on the picture below, you can see Libby's eye a little better.  I did it in brown fabric and it doesn't show up as well as it does in person.  She has her eyes closed in popsicle licking bliss.


Popsicle Pup Pillow

Since this year I haven't got a pet on a quilt entry, I plopped Penny by the Popsicle Pup pillow and took some photos of her in the chair.  I'm including them in this post as an extra, just for fun.  Can you see her trying to look everywhere but at the camera?  You can almost hear what she's thinking.  She gets shy if you focus on her too much.  Normally, she can't hold her licker.   


Penny's Photo Shoot

I'm writing another post today for a second entry in the Pets on Quilts Parade.  Two posts in one day - that's a new one for me.

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33 comments:

  1. Seams to me Penny is wondering just where HER popsicle is! Such a cute pillow, good thing Libby is sitting on some newspapers to keep the drips off the upholstery! Love it!

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  2. And I thought I was late to the party :) The pillow is wonderful, but Penny is much cuter, maybe Jacque will let you start a new category "cutie next to pillow with amazing eyes".

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  3. It's a fun pillow, your fabric choices are just brilliant! Penny seams to be thinking she would much rather have a popsicle than a photo shoot)))

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  4. Your pillow looks great! Your friend is going to love it!

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  5. Penny is adorable! Your pillow is wonderful too! That background is one of my favorites!

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  6. How cute! (Both the cushion and your dog.) I wish you good luck. :-)

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  7. Adorable! (Both the pet and the cushion!)

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  8. Adorable! (Both the pet and the cushion!)

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  9. Very cute project and what a sweetie pup.

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  10. Hi! This is super fun and beautiful pillow! And what a sweetie Penny is! Oh those eyes when she finally looks to camera! x Teje

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  11. Beautiful cushion. Penny is a wee love. I think she just doesn't want to pose with the competition.

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  12. I can never let my friend Stacie see this pillow, she will track it down and try to take it. Even the detail in the little Popsicle makes it look 3D. Penny is too cute, but she does look like she may need a sweet treat after sitting like a good girl :)

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE that cushion!! Sometime in the future I'm going to give this type of project a try.
    xx, Carol

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  14. You did well to get her facing your in the end! I love how you did Libby's ear - you could make a whole book out of dog portraits!

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  15. I love the cushion. Our dog, Treacle, has the same look on her face when she is licking an ice cream! Penny is so sweet. Thank you for being a lovely sponsor. Hugs, Susie x

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  16. Penny is adorable :-) The pillow is a sweet design. I love the Boston Terrier on it. Fun design!

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  17. That is another winner, Lara. It turned out so cute.

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  18. Super pillow, love the design.Penny, the perfect model for this photo shoot. Cheers, Jean.

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  19. The pillow is just adorable!

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  20. That is a cute pillow - made me laugh out loud! I was going to say your cutie-pie pup is wondering where its Popsicle is, but apparently others have thought the same thing.

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  21. Aww... Your little Penny is adorable and the pillow is so wonderful, your a great friend. Glad you got a new computer!

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  22. Your cushion is gorgeous Lara. And Penny is so cute.

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  23. Oh wow, Penny is adorable! And I just love the Libby pillow, it's so fun!

    ~Brandy

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  24. Fantastic cushion . I am lucky enough to have your book and look forward to improving my appliqué skills

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  25. How adorable is that pillow???? Love it!!! And Penny - what a sweet girl - I think she is looking for her Popsicle LOL!!!

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  26. What a cute pillow! And a sweet pup. :)

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  27. Oh my golly this is adorable! What a delightful pillow with a sweet pup!
    The fabrics are so cool, too!
    Susie

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  28. Glad you are back, Lara! This pillow is so sweet, and yet another great Crafted Applique project. Penny is a sweetie too.

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  29. Not sure what's more adorable, Penny or your depiction of Libby! What a wonderful gift you made, Lara! Your friend is going to be all smiles :)

    -Soma

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  30. Penny is too cute for words!!! And that pillow is a favorite - so realistic I can almost taste that ice cream! I've never had blue raspberry - might have to try it :*)

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  31. Libby is adorable and looks so real! Makes me want to take on the backside of that raspberry Popsicle....

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  32. So adorable!! Amazing job!


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