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.


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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

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

  8. Awesome worth the eork

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

  10. 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!

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


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