Speaking of dogs in my last posting, I made a quilt called “HOME IS WHERE THE MUTT IS”. This quilt was inspired by a song that Elvis Presley sang called “You Ain’t Nothin But A Hound Dog”. I did some research on the lyrics to this song and found that it was really about a certain type of man who was considered a “hound dog”.
But the personal twist that I put on my quilt was choosing to highlight a real “hound dog” in his home. Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend.” Speaking from personal experience, my dogs have always been a huge part of my life! The dog featured over the fireplace mantel is my own Yogi Bear, who we lost a few years ago. It is the actual quilt image that I had made that was selected for an exhibit called “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” last year at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas!
I started out with a paper collage in my art journal which I then scanned on to fabric. It was machine quilted and hand beaded. The silver charms on the bottom of the quilt put the final touch on the 8″ x 11″ quilt.