Saturday, November 26, 2005

Irish Setter crazy quilt



Recently I've rediscovered a love of crazy quilting and quilts. I'm participating in a 'Difficult Color' round robin.

The purpose was to challenge ourselves to think outside our color comfort zones. I chose to use browns, and since I'm in love with Irish Setters, the center of my block was an Irish Setter. You can see a picture here after the first round and Gemma had embellished it some.

2 comments:

Buttercup said...

Lin, did you ever think of using photos of your dogs, ironed on to fabric and incorporate that into one of your quilts? I did a bit of that when I had a photo of Caitlin, transfered to fabric and made it a doll face for her & put it on a fabric doll.

Lin said...

Yes I have! Arnie was in a quilt store with me and found a couple of books on the subject. He's now pulling pictures of dogs, vacations, grandkids, all sorts of things for me to scan and/or print out on fabric to make quilts. I told him he needs to learn.

What a great idea - to do that for her. I bet that doll is very special! I'd love to see a picture!

Joshua drew a picture at school and they could have it made into a fabric sheet (for quilting), a mug, keychain, all sorts of things. The kids chose a fabric sheet for me.