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Thread: Snail's trail question

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    Snail's trail question

    I want to make a quilt for a friend, a longtime basenji breeder.
    The basenji breed has 4 colors the AKC recognizes, so I thought the "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" pattern would be perfect

    As a past basenji breeder, I have trouble looking at this objectively, so I'm posing the question here, to quilters:

    Is this snails trail block pattern believable as a basenji?

    I've included a picture of a basenji and it's curly tail but I will add that when they are very very relaxed, sleeping, it does uncurl (though knowing the temperament of the breed I doubt they would entangle them)

    I asked my husband and my son, telling them to be honest, and they said yep, they could be basenjis. Also, the pattern came with 16 different applique head patterns, and a couple are basenji like, so I really only need opinions on the tail
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    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

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    I think it's perfect and your friend will love it!
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    ​I also think it is perfect!

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    I also think it is perfect - go for it

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    I think it's great...and to make it more personal, could you get an actual paw print from your friend's dog to use as your pattern for the corner paws?
    Kate

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    That's a wonderful idea, but she's 4-5 states away, and this is going to be a surprise.
    Long story, I'll share it when this quilt is finished.

    Thanks all, for the 'it looks perfects" My years of showing basenjis wouldn't let me look at this objectively
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    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    Wow, that's really neat...you're so smart to think of this...she'll love it!!!!

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    That is a beautiful pattern, and I think your friend will love it! I think it's very clever to come up with this idea for Basenji's. Just beautiful.
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    Works for me.

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    Outstanding!

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    Yep. Great idea. Sounds just like the ticket to me!

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    As a former guardian of a Basenji mix, I think it's perfect. I'd say owner, but no one owned that little furgirl.

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    Can't wait to finish. Please post pics!

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    As a long time Pharaoh Hound breeder....who keeps looking for a Pharaoh Hound type pattern ( with no luck! ), I think the snail trail block perfectly mirrors the curl in a Basenji tail!! I do my rescue raffle quilts for my breed Nationals with fabric from my Egyptian fabric stash. I have looked at this pattern and thought, that does look a little like a Pharaoh but the many assorted Egytpian fabrics always win out! I am currently working on a quilt for the winner of the Trialathon and a small table mat for each entry. Have until Sept. when Pharaohs from across the country, and a few from overseas too, will meet at the new expo building at Purina Farms in St. Louis.

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    What a neat idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    As a former guardian of a Basenji mix, I think it's perfect. I'd say owner, but no one owned that little furgirl.

    Spoken like a true basenji(mix) gueardian!
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie View Post
    As a long time Pharaoh Hound breeder....who keeps looking for a Pharaoh Hound type pattern ( with no luck! ), I think the snail trail block perfectly mirrors the curl in a Basenji tail!! I do my rescue raffle quilts for my breed Nationals with fabric from my Egyptian fabric stash. I have looked at this pattern and thought, that does look a little like a Pharaoh but the many assorted Egytpian fabrics always win out! I am currently working on a quilt for the winner of the Trialathon and a small table mat for each entry. Have until Sept. when Pharaohs from across the country, and a few from overseas too, will meet at the new expo building at Purina Farms in St. Louis.
    It's a new pattern (to me) and first I'm making a black/white block so as not to waste any basenji color fabric. I'm thinking of later maybe making this into a table topper or small wallhanging and then giving it to whoever first donates ??dollars to BRAT (our rescue) I'm going to have to check with them about the legalities of this though.
    Before my accident I had donated quilt 'trophies' for our national, I think maybe I'll try that again.

    Since you mentioned Purina Farms: The year our national show was there the AKC, which has their museum in St Louis, was having a display of dog quilts, from any breed club that wanted to participate. Our club had nothing, so I said I'd make one to display there. The timing was such that the display was done the same week as our national, so we had a raffle at the national. People there bought tickets, I think for $1, and we drew the name of the person who won the quilt as part of some meeting. It raised (I think) $1200 for the club.
    I've learned so much about quilting since then, I'm a little embarrassed of the quilt I made.
    I received a really neat brochure with photos of all the quilts there. If I find it, I’ll share some on this board.
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    great idea, looks good to me.

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