Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pup Art Quilt and a Feature

A Fabric Hounds Auction Quilt 


Pup Art Quilt by capitolaquilter
Pup Art Quilt, a photo by capitolaquilter on Flickr.

I'm honored to be featured by Melissa & Shanna as the February ALYoF Participant Highlight.

My friend and I had a sewing date on Friday. The colorful Venetian Court backdrop was calling out and taking a trip to the beach on Valentines Day to get a proper picture of "Pup Art" was a perfect little distraction.  An extra set of hands to hold the quilt makes a world of difference.

I was in Palm Springs at the weekend workshop with Heather Ross when I got a text from my small group, the Fabric Hounds asking if I'd quilt this collatorative project.  My gut reaction was to be terrified.  But it just so happened that I'd read a post that very day titled INTIMIDATION which gave me to nudge to respond "yes" (Thanks Elizabeth!).
The wind picked up a bit while trying to capture the back.  The ghost shape of a dog's face where there is no quilting (best seen lower right) is kind of amusing to me. 
The dogs were skillfully raw edge appliquéd by another member and my goal was to not run over them.  It happened within 2 minutes and then not again.  I was offered to try out a members long arm but really needed the comfort of my Baby Lock Symphony. 
With all of the colorful fabrics, it was hard to decide on what thread to use and we ultimately decided that Aurifil #2610 in 50wt was the perfect neutral. 
For the first time I placed the Clover Wonder clips for binding all the way around rather than repositioning a few as I go and it worked out great. 

On our way back to the car, I posed under the wharf sign.

Finished size 60"x70"
For Auction at the PVQA 36th Annual Quilt Show 

linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts 


  1. Fabulous! I love the front, I love the back, I love the quilting, I love the photos!
    All, fabulous!

  2. Your Pup-Art quilt is wonderful! I love the colors and how it just draws you in. Great work!

  3. The quilt is super, and dang! I wish I could do that squared loop quilting! It looks great!

  4. Man, I love this quilt! You gals did such an amazing job on it! And good on you for doing the quilting, it's beautiful!!

  5. Very fun quilt and what a great photoshoot!

  6. Beautifully done! What a great backdrop for photos!! Your quilting is fabulous!

  7. Great photo op location! Your puppy quilt is AWESOME!


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