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Old 03-30-2014, 03:40 PM
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Inspired by "grammatjr" portrait quilts here on our board. I don't know if I did it correctly, but it is my own design. I am, however, debating on whether or not to leave in the heart...does it distract from the maltese? I was thinking if I remove it, to stitch it in instead. The dark blue fabric is dotted with light blue paw prints, which I just love and will also use for the binding.

Any ideas on quilting? I was thinking maybe an orange peal grid pattern in the white areas, but not positive yet.

This one will be donated to the "Spoiled Maltese Rescue Raffle" in the fall, in memory of my sweet Lexie who passed away on New Year's Eve. She was the love of my life and will be remembered always.

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM
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That is very cute really great work! I do think the heart is too strong for the Maltese.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:49 PM
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Very nice! Beautiful border, perfectly matched. Well done.
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the heart is my favorite element, but maybe not on that particular quilt. Perhaps on the back?
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Leave the heart! I think it's a great touch of color!
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That's so cute. Sue
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:39 PM
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Beautiful, great work.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:45 PM
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Cute quilt! Are you going to thread paint the hair on the dog in blue tones? But after looking closer, the blue lines are fabric? Maybe lines of white between the blue to emphasize the hair. Love the way it looks, as if it is flowing.
Maybe use white thread with plain hearts here and there around the upper part of the dog in different sizes and angles, like love radiating from him, and use the red heart on a label saying "In loving memory of ..." or something like "Dogs leave their paw print on our hearts. Made in loving memory of ...", etc. (All of a sudden, I miss my baby. Funny how they can become a part of you.)
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I too think the heart is too strong, though a beautiful design. As you say, maybe in stictches, or how about in the same blue as the maltese? It's a beautiful quilt.
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very nice quilt....
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