Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Dogs and Buffalo Plaid

Since I purchased an embroidery machine a year and a half ago, I've been looking for projects that mix the beautiful designs available and the quilting that I love.
80188-Beloved Dogs by Kathleen Keil Hill
I know so many people whose dogs are an integral part of their families. When I saw this design package 80188-Beloved Dogs by Kathleen Keil Hill from Embroidery Online, I began to think about how I could incorporate these beautiful dog embroideries into a usable quilt.
 To begin with, I needed to make sure I had all the colours needed for the machine embroidery. I now have a really great selection of earthy brown and black shades for embroidery that I didn't have before.
The designer did a great job of finding shades that reflect the dog breeds and digitizing the stitches that show the details. I mean, look at those puppy dog eyes! 
I went through my stash collection of fabrics to find the perfect backdrop and didn't find what I was looking for. And then I found inspiration through my Instagram feed and found out there was such a thing as buffalo plaid Minky.
So this is the plan for now. Dog embroidery surrounded by a solid black frame on a red print background, quilted with a red buffalo plaid Minky backing. 
It will finish as a lap quilt, so perfect for throwing over the back of a sofa or chair, meant to be used often!
As I now have all the threads for making these designs and you have something else you might want them embroidered on, contact me and we can discuss! (magpiequilts(at)gmail(dot)com)


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