Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bailey Portrait Mosaic Post #2

How could you not love this dog?
 
 
This is where I was, the last time I posted here about my Bailey portrait mosaic quilt.
 
That was 9 rows.  The next step was to do the next 9 rows to complete the top half. 
My concern was to get Bailey's eyes right. 
 It's all about value since her face is pretty much the same color.
 
I continued adding the hair wisps and used darker fabric around her eyes to give the feeling of depth.
 
At this point I figured I better start sewing the squares together, all 648 of them.
I did not want any or many of them falling off my design wall. 
I decided to sew it in sections.  I find this gives me the best accuracy.
During the piecing, I was happy that I had photographs of the squares, because inevitably between the design wall and the sewing machine, some mix-ups happened. 
 Having the photo for reference saved my butt!
 
This is the pieced top half of my favorite subject!
 
 So far, so good.

11 comments:

  1. Bravo! This is looking fantastic! I have done several mosaics and they are always frustrating and usually worth the effort.

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  2. Bailey looks sooooooo adorable peeking out through your sewing machine! Your quilt looks great! It is really beginning to look like her! I can't wait to see the next installment!

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  3. What a sweet project. I think we have the exact same sewing machine with the exact same view of a pet peering through.

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  4. You are having way too much fun with this project! I am with Nancy, can't wait to see the next part....

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  5. Love this Cheryl! Bailey is adorable. You're doing her and the Chuck Close inspiration great honor!

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  6. Utterly adorable. I sure hope that doggie's for sale!
    Oh, and the quilt is fabulous, too!
    Makes me want to put my guinea pig on my sewing machine and take a picture!

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  7. Bailey is sooooo cute.....your mosaic is looking great...can't wait to see it finished.....

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  8. I love it! I'm enjoying watching your progress with this adorable subject...what a cutie!

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  9. Careful you don't stitch that lovely little nose down! She's adorable, and her quilt is looking more & more like her with each little block. It must be great fun to see her coming to life like that!

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  10. What a sweet face your Bailey has. Quilt looks terrific. Mary Ann

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