Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cats and Dogs - Part 10

I've been working on the embroidery details on the cats and dogs quilt. I had to add eyes to all but one set of cats and dogs, whiskers to all cats and noses to all but one dog. One set of blocks from one of the gals already came with little button eyes and the dog had a button nose. For the rest I used a decorative yarn and made French knots, brown for the dogs and green for the cats. Then for the cats I embroidered whiskers using rayon thread that I use for machine quilting. I used an off white for the light coloured cats and black for the dark cats.


Then I used brown embroidery floss end did the noses on the dogs.

So now I'm ready to make the quilt sandwich and start quilting the cats and dog quilt. The first step will be stitch in the ditch to stabilize the quilt and then I will start on my patterns. I've got an interesting dog pattern for the border and I'm still working out the details for the individual blocks.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The whiskers look great and the dogs nose is so cute it made me laugh.

Needled Mom said...

They really have personality now! I can't wait to see the quilting.

hetty said...

Don't you just love it when you get the eyes, nose and whiskers on? They start to take on personalities! So cute!

Angelcat said...

These extra details are just great! Looking forward to seeing what you have decided to do for the quilting

LongIslandSue said...

They're even cuter with faces!