Saturday, August 7, 2010

Suzy.....The Quilting Doggie



This is my entry for the Pets on Quilts Show


This is a photo I took of Suzy our Jack Russell Terrier


If there is a quilt left lying around, Suzy will find it and get cozy!



As soon as I took this photo...
I just knew it would become a quilted textile someday


Suzy Quilt
Photo Transfer, Free Motion Quilting, Thread Painting




Detail of Thread Work





Suzy's favorite place is under my sewing machine!
She is the very best sewing dog
I cherish our time together in the Thread Shed



When I am binding a quilt...


I am not alone...
Suzy gets cozy on the quilt while I am binding it.




I sit by the window so I have lots of light to hand sew...
Suzy enjoys the warm rays of sunshine while she is napping on the quilt.













I am in the process of making another Suzy Quilt...


Do you think Suzy approves of the pattern?





Suzy, LuAnn & Brad

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

34 comments:

SheilaC said...

Suzy is adorable!!!

And you need to post a tutorial on the photo transfer process you used to make that photo quilt of her. It is amazing!!

thank you for sharing all the great pics!

SheilaC

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi SheilaC,
A photo transfer tutorial.....great idea!
Yes, I can do that.
The next time I create a piece using photo transfer, I will photograph each step of the process, then post it on the blog to share with everyone.
Thanks for the suggestion.
LuAnn in Oregon

Stormy Days said...

Suzy is wonderful, those pictures make her look so sweet. I followed your links to see how to do the photo transfer, now I have to try it. Thanks.

Diane H said...

Your Suzy has stolen my heart! Your quilt is a wonderful tribute to your sweet little girl.

Needled Mom said...

That is a fabulous design! Your free motion/thread painting is just wonderful!

Robbie said...

WHAT A SWEETHEART!!!! OMG!!! Aren't they just the best friends ever!! BFF was meant for man and dogs!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you for your kind works about Suzy Dog.
She stole our hearts 15 years ago when my 10 year old son found her under the Christmas tree.
He is away at college now, so she sticks to me like glue.
We are lucky to have Suzy Girl.
LuAnn

Chris said...

I love how you framed and quilted Suzie's picture. She looks like one happy dog! :)

Angie said...

Very impressive. Cute pictures of Suzy!

Vicki said...

The thread painting is marvelous on the quilted portait of Suzy. She looks so happy and comfortable on the quilts. Oh the life of our pets.

Lisa M. said...

Your Suzy is adorable. I have a similar photo of my westie-Jessie from years ago...I still miss her. Maybe I'll try to make it into a quilted wall hanging. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

QuiltSue said...

What a gorgeous dog Suzy is. The photos are just lovely. Thanks for showing them.

Becky said...

Your thread painting of Suzy is super! Love your photos of Suzy on your quilts and under your sewing table. Thanks for sharing with us!

KatieQ said...

I love to see photos of your dogs. How old is your sweet Suzy?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Our Little Suzy girl is 15 years young!
She was a surprise under the Christmas tree to our 10 year old son back in 1995.
He is away at college now, and she is lost without him.
She has become my shadow and rarely leaves my side.
She delights in sleeping under the sewing machine while it is humming along.
LuAnn

wackywoman said...

Suzy is a cute as can be. I can tell how much love there is between you.

Nanbon44 said...

Suzy is so cute, I love the sleepy photo. Seems to be a thing with dogs laying under the work table, I have two that have their spots all picked out.

hetty said...

Suzy is adorable! I love how you made a quilt using that photo transfer. The tread painting is fantastic!

Yvette said...

Now that is a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing!

Dee said...

Suzy is adorable and I love your quilt of her. And what a great name for a blog!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Many Thanks to all of you who have commented on Suzy's portrait quilt.
It is great fun and joy to read all of your emails.
My Best To You,
LuAnn & Suzy in Oregon

Melissa Brown said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful quilt!! I'd love to know how you did the photo transfer!
Thanks for sharing!
A new quilter,
Melissa

Linda said...

This is just a beautiful quilt - well of course it is - Suzy is just beautiful. Excellent work! I too would love to see a tutorial. Thanks for sharing. It's nice to meet someone from Oregon. My mom lives in Springfield and I love to visit there.

Jay said...

Suzy is just so cute, and yours quilt is stunning.

Janet said...

What a sweetheart! And your quilt is fabulous!

Kim said...

Suzy is adorable and your quilt is amazing.

Nina-Marie said...

Great quilt and great sweetie!! I love the embrodiery work - reminds me of Carol Shin

Nancy Sue said...

What a sweet soul Suzy has :) I love how she has the quilt adjusted just as she wants it beneath her chin. Wonderful photo quilt of her. Really amazing!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Talin's Corner said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love your thread work, it looks amazing.

Talin's Corner said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love your thread work, it looks amazing.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I love your quilt. It is so amazing, you are very talented! I am looking forward to see what else you are going to make so I am following your blog!
Thank you so much for sharing!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Your quilt is amazing! I too would love a tutorial on how you did the photo transfer! Great work - and you have a JRT too! Are they not the best little handful? Mine right now has an eye injury - poor guy has had to wear a cone for almost a month!

Kim D. said...

Fantastic job on the quilt, Suzy is a cutie!!

Vals Quilting said...

First got your blog from Sheila C - love her!!
Suzie is the perfect dog, if I was to get a dog it would be the jt blend because they have spunk, they arn't yappy and super cute!!

I LOVE your photos and she's adorable!
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting