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Thread: Pic of dog top couch throw is completed

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    I finished the top of the WH (now a couch throw). I had one of my "signature moments" so had to rearrange my borders. I wanted the outside border to be brown and the inside blue but didn't have enough of the brown for the wider, larger border so there came the "design change".

    I am pleased with it but am scared to death to put it on my gracie and quilt it.

    The pic of the dog is made up of 16 - 6 inch squares (4 x 4) so is 24 x24 inches. I decided not to add a window pane effect cuz I don't think the seams are that noticeable (sp?). Am tempted to put a crystal in the bottom of the white of the eye.

    Also, including this quilt top, I have never sewn a half square triangle, I am a little shy of that type, afraid of the bias edges and the stretch. I use Jodi Barrows SnS for triangles.

    Donna
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    Wow! That is awesome! The borders are perfect this way!

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    Very nice Donna. Beautiful dog.

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    The blue border looks fine - it's great!

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    I can only say..... WOW!!!!

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    OMG!! It is beautiful just the way it is! Was that a large photo of the dog? I got lost somewhere...why is the dog made up of smaller squares? Anyway...whyever or however, you did an amazing job...now girl...put that thing in the gracie and get to quilting!

    (be sure to post a finished pic of it too!)

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    The dog was an ordinary photo I took on my digital camera, brought it into Corel PhotoPaint and enlarged it to 24" x 24", then cut that into 6" squares, 16 (4 x 4) of them. So, the center pic of the dog ended up being about 23 3/4 inches square.

    Donna

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    How clever are you...that is truly inspirational...I have just bought a better printer to get into photo fabric printing...so I will be bookmarking this for future reference.

    Your boxer is gorgeous by the way, fantastic work :D :D :D

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    What a beautiful setting for such a pretty dog, i love the borders

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    Really neat quilt!!! I love how you did the photo of the dog. I have never tried to do anything that big, but you have inspired me! The border is great. I am glad that you did not have enough of one of your fabrics to do the border the way you originally planned. I think this border is so much better!! Thanks for posting!!

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    nice clean job - we do love our animals

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    What a wonderful quilt. Everything is great. Just go for the quilting. I know you will do great.

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    Wowser!! Fabulous :thumbup: :!: :!:

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    I LOVE IT! I have dogs too and if I could figure out how to do that large picture thing, I would!

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    if you hadn't said the photo was pieced, i would never have guessed. WOW!!!

    you realize, of course, i shall have to flatter you by imitation. now ... to find a sneaky way to photgraph friends' pets without their knowing. :wink:

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    Wow! Great job. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Oh my gosh, that is so cute. Is that an enlarged photo of your dog? Your points and squares look perfect and the colors are perfect for that photo. Really, really nice job there.

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    Well, I'm glad someone asked my question, because all I can say is WOW what a great quilt and a great job you did. So get to quilting so we all can see.

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    Ok, I see how you did it now....I'm not good enough on the puter to figure out how to enlarge and cut, then print. I've done some phote printing on fabric for a memory quilt, but nothing like what you did. Again, awsome job! Can't wait to see it totally finished!

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    that is such an awesome quilt!
    Wow!

    I want to make it, too.
    Definitely on my "one day" list.


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    I have been taking a second look, how did you get around the seam allowances, when you enlarged the picture did you overlap the image to allow for the seams?????

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    Love it! We've had Boxers in the past.

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    Wow thats beautiful. Now what do you tell the dog when he wants to nap on it lol :wink:

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    Amazing! Can you tell me how you did this? I would love to this with a picture of my dogs.

    Kyia

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJays10
    The dog was an ordinary photo I took on my digital camera, brought it into Corel PhotoPaint and enlarged it to 24" x 24", then cut that into 6" squares, 16 (4 x 4) of them. So, the center pic of the dog ended up being about 23 3/4 inches square.

    Donna
    How did you do the seam allowances??

    Kyia

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