Thursday, April 22, 2010

Black Lab is Complete

Woo hoo! I'm feeling pretty good that I've finished this quilt. Okay, well almost. All I have left is the label and hanging sleeve.

I am trying to think of a name for it. So far all that comes to mind is Regal Beauty or Well Trained. Any ideas? The size of this quilt is 42" high by 38.25" wide.


Here are some detail shots.


When I first planned this quilt I had thought I would add some painted details after it was quilted. But I decided not to on this one.

Again, I would like to give a big shout of thanks to Flickr user italsma13 for granting me permission to use her photo as inspiration for this quilt. Without her beautiful dog, Solo, and the great photography, this would have been a much harder task for me. Now I can't wait to hear what my husband's aunt and uncle think about it.

Now I really need to get cracking on my 12" x 12" quilt for the Twelve by Twelve group. It's due May 1.....pretty darn soon.

33 comments:

  1. "Good Dog" or "Good Boy" appeals to me. Terry, he's adorable. :D

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  2. This turned out fabulous Terri! I know how hard it is to work with a black subject, but you've done a great job of capturing the dog's likeness. I especially love the eyes. I don't have a suggestion for a name, although I do like Regal Beauty.

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  3. The eyes are amazing! Black labs are my favorite dog breed. Since this is based on a photo of Solo and since labs are the very best companions, how about "Never Solo" or "Solo But Not Alone" or something like that.

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  4. Brilliant! How about "Woodhouse Graduate" (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Woodhouse?wasRedirected=true) as he looks so well trained.

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  5. Wonderful piece, Terri! My first thought was also "Good Dog!" He looks so open and eager. The eyes are SO nicely done!

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  6. Love it. Absolutely love it.
    I'm not great with coming up with cute names. And I do love it when a quilt has a cute name. But, I'll share what comes to mind "Doesn't Bark".

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. Fabulous Terri! Those eyes really give the puppy life.

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  8. This is just perfect. I used to have a black Lab named Kelly and he was a
    great dog. Using Retriever in the name would be good.

    Fantastic job on his face which just keeps you looking.

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  9. it's terrific Terri! I might have to commission you to do ones of all my dogs too :)

    how about "best friend"

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  10. it's grrrrrreat! love the buckle on the collar... nice details!! will you come quilt my self portrait... I'm terrified to do it...
    sigh.
    really nice job!

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  11. How about " What's for Dinner"? that's what my baby always means when she gives me that look...

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  12. Simply wonderful, Terri. Your fabric and value decisions work beautifully!

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  13. I love it Terri! It's oh so cute! Black Beauty was the first thing that popped into my mind for a name.
    D~~~~

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  14. Love him! I like "Good Dog"! Want to do a labradoodle,now?

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  15. I think this is absolutely beautiful, Terri. I love the fabrics you used - it is a real winner!!

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  16. What a wonderful quilt terri. It looks just like our beloved Ace.

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  17. The details are amazing and the eyes so life like. I'm liking 'Good Dog'!

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  18. Absolutely perfect - such an expressive portrait!

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  19. I completely agree with "Good Dog!" It reminds me very much of a gorgeous Labrador I once took care of for 18 months while his owner was in the army.

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  20. Love your work. I think "Loyalty" would be a good name.

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  21. I really like this one - what a cute dog! and your attention to detail is fantastic.

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  22. Great job, Terri. Is the background pieced? This makes me want to get going on my own dog project!

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  23. I really think you captured the dog's eyes, They look so alert and the dog is so real looking. I also like "Black Beauty".

    auntie jude

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  24. He's gorgeous, Terri! You simply HAVE to call him, "Woman's Best Friend."

    Diane

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  25. I don't know bout a name, but he has this look, like, "What, you mean I can't go on vacation with you?

    Such an expressive face you've given him.....I could come up with a million titles like that in no time. *S*

    Good job!

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  26. How about "Throw the ball, already!". Isn't that what's on every Lab's mind?

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  27. Wow, just gorgeous Terri! For name I'd probably go with 'Solo'.

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  28. Nice Job, Terri. I love all those blacks!

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  29. Your black labrador is beautiful, and the eyes are so realistic! Only wish I could see it up close and in person:-)

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  30. I absolutely love his eyes and I am so impressed that you didn't use any paint. I am trying to learn and do more quilts like this, but I have no inclination to use paint. This is a very handsome portrait of this lab and the the most beautiful eyes I have seen rendered in fabric. Thank you for posting those pictures.

    Annick

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