Friday, May 16, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival: The Dogs

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Welcome to those who are clicking through from the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  Many thanks to Amy for hosting and organizing it all.  I'm entering two quilts, this one is in the Art Quilt category.

These are based on my photographs of the dogs which were digitally manipulated and then printed on fabric.  They were heavily threadpainted, then each panel was quilted individually (on my Janome 7700).  The background is a whole separate quilt, in which silhouettes of the dogs are thread sketched via bobbin quilting in the background. The remainder of the background was free motion quilted.  Each quilted dog portrait is mounted on the background by stitching only the top edge down, so the panels hang freely.  To see more posts about this project, click on the Dog Portrait tag.

The label text reads:  

"The Dogs"  Bullett, Missy, and Pumpkin.  Now there are four and Pumpkin is gone but they are all always in our hearts.

At some point I'll have to do a project incorporating the new two (Bentley and Shooter), but for now these three are staring out at me, filled with personality.

The Dogs.  c. Shannon Conley, 2013, 29"x 49"

Bullett





Missy





Pumpkin





Be sure to check out all the other wonderful Blogger's Quilt Festival entries, and thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Holy crap, that's gorgeous! Wow! Your quilting's amazing, Shannon. Seriously, WOW!

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  2. These are fabulous! My niece just lost a favorite pup and this would be a great way to remember him.

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  3. Holy WOW!! or crap :) Awesome quilt! the quilting, the EVERYTHING!! Beautifully done!!

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  4. Great work, Shannon! If Andy Warhol was a quilter...

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  5. Amazing, so much texture, feel like I could reach out and touch all three of them, just wow :D

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  6. Just when I think you've. reached the top, you come up with something else. This is such beautiful work, the thread work and quilting are fabulous! Wow, wow, wow!

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  7. Out of all the art quilts on the blogger fest, yours stood out to me. You totally got pumpkin's spirit down. Those eyes! Course it doesn't hurt to have such a cutie pie for a model. You must miss him/ her a lot. Well bravo on this project. - my favorite and I'm voting for you :-)

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  8. I'm glad to have found you in the cyber world. I enjoyed seeing your work at the quilt show in Las Cruces, NM.

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  9. Great portraits - Pumpkin looks like she (?) was the cutest dog in the world ;-))

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  10. This is the honest truth: I clicked on the image I liked the most from the art quilt category on the bloggers festival and of course it takes me to your page! I should have guessed. I love these - and of course I own one!!! From the fund raiser last year. My friend owns another one. Lucky us.

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  11. Amazing -- I heart dog, especially my Abby girl. I think your thread painting is a true work of heart/art.

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  12. Oh my goodness! I never imagined anyone could do that with thread. Fantastic.

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  13. Your dogs are amazing. Beautiful.

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  14. Really neat - love the color choices!

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  15. Outstanding Work. So life like.

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