Laughing Dog Arts

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pets on Quilts


 I would like to submit these small fiber art pieces to the Pets on Quilts online show.  You can see the details here:  http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-2011-pets-on-quilts-show.html
Thanks to Karen S over at A Creative Kick who has also entered some art work for encouraging me to enter this show.  There are prizes to be awarded, so if you feel like voting for me or for Karen, or for anyone, jump on over and do so on August 20th and 21st.


The first quilt above is one I did of my llama and I gifted it to the friend who gave me the llama.  I used all my own hand dyes to create this small wall hanging.  The llamas name is Surprise and I also named the art piece Surprise.  Still have Surprise, still have the friend, but unfortunately the friends house burned down and so did this quilt.
Next is my small fiber art piece that is a portrait of my dog Rocky.  Rocky is a Pit Bull and a sweetheart.  I have never known a dog that all other dogs and most cats seem to like so well.  I never have to worry about fights when introducing Rocky to other dogs, he is so calm and laid back (rather like me) that no one is intimidated by him.  He is my sweet Rock.

Last but not least is my hand embroidered portrait of a most mischievous cat, Simone.  Simone is gone now but her memory lives on in more than just this portrait.  I altered a photo and printed it on fabric, then stitched over it with embroidery floss to create this one. 

Please go take a look at the other offering for this fun little show and don't forget to vote for your favorites this weekend!

Be well.


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47 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your fiber art - so glad you got into the Pets on Quilts Show.

Nanbon44 said...

your needle art is so creative.. lovely work

Joanna said...

Fiber Art Quilts make a beautiful craft object. I love how your pets are part of your work. The quilts are lovely.

Connie said...

What beautiful wall hanging! Wonderful work!

Staci said...

Beautiful and unique artwork! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jane said...

Great work, and tributes to your pets. Thanks for sharing!

Gladys said...

Your quilts are incredible! Congrats! A hug!

hetty said...

Fantastic quilts!

Karen S said...

I'm so glad you entered! These quilts are fantastic!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful art quilts with a pet theme. Thank you so much for sharing. Love them.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

artymess said...

Great work Jan ......i hope Im not too late to go there and vote for yours ......i love Rocky quilt xx

QuiltSue said...

Great artwork, thank you. I specially liked Surprise.

Thearica said...

Love your art!

Dana Gaffney said...

Wonderful art quilts and I love that you have a llama. Thanks for sharing.

Maggi said...

Lovely Jan. I particularly like Rocky. Can't find out how to vote though.

yoborobo said...

They are all really wonderful - and I love your new header with all those hearts. :) I will go have a look and attempt to vote!! :) Happy weekend - xo Pam

Nancy said...

Love all your animal quilts! But the hand embroidered cat is amazing.. my favorite. Sorry for the unfortunate events that resulted in the loss of your friend's home, and the quilt.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Super quilts...I'll have to go vote now.

maddyrose said...

Love the quilts Jan. I especially love the one of Rocky. I'm off to vote.

geni said...

Wonderful quilts!
Meet my dog Zoran and his quilt too!

Tonya said...

Your pieces are wonderful!!!

Lesly said...

Gorgeous pieces! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

Love your quilts!!

Pat V. said...

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art!

andsewon said...

Beautiful art quilts!

Becky said...

Fabulous art quilts! Thaks so much for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

paulette said...

Awesome quilts!!
Paulette

Robbie said...

I'm on my way to vote for both you and Karen! Love the embroidery work on your cat!! I clicked on the pic to see more of the work and it's amazing, jan!! Very nice on all your pieces!

Robbie said...

Jan, i see your entry for Surprise but don't see the one for your cat! I voted for Karen in dog category..let me know the number for that entry! I like the story behind Surprise too!

Stitchin' time said...

Lovely quilts and as I like the unusual I'm voting for your Llama in the Other Pet On Quilt/Other Pet theme. Great colours in these and it's such a shame the Llama quilt is gone forever :(.
Cheers,
RobynK

Melissa said...

Gorgeous for sure!!

hueisei said...

Fantastic masterpiece !! I voted for you :)

sonja said...

i voted for your fur farm friends! how could i have missed this chance to share my animal fam?? hope you win some thing you can turn into more art,is't that the goal over all? a hui ho. sonja?

Snoodles said...

Beautiful artwork!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

That is really unfortunate about your friends house, but things can be replaced. Friends cannot, so I am very happy to hear that you still have your friend - bonus a picture of your great quilt as well! Your work is really amazing.
Cheers,
Carolyn

Sand and Sunshine said...

These are great quilts. Truly a beautiful testament to you their creator.

Janet said...

Wonderful art quilts. Thanks for entering the contest and sharing them with us. A llama is so original too.

LynCC said...

Oh my goodness! You have a llama! How cool is that? I love your memory pieces of your pets. :D

Belinda said...

OOh, love your portraits!

LethargicLass said...

I love your idea and may have to try embroidering a piece of my cat :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Fantastic pieces and I'm so glad you entered so that we could see them!

Karen M said...

Totally amazing! Sorry you lost the one quilt, but at least your friend was OK.

Linda said...

You are so clever Jan!
My fav is, of course, Simone :-)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

These are fantastic Jan, and of course I love love Rocky, you know what a sweet spot I have in my heart for canines. Happy belated birthday, sorry I missed it. Hope you and chainsaw man did something wonderful to celebrate! xox Corrine

Anja said...

I love your really artistically quilts from your home pets, Jan!!

Flowermouse Design said...

Oh Jan, this is some amazing work. It´s so well done that one forget that it´s fiber. Really really lovely!! I hope you win - I´m woting right now!!!!