Ingredients: one perfect photo…a range of lovely hand-dyed solid fabrics by Carol Eaton…and every shade of grey “Magnifico” thread manufactured by Superior Thread!  My husband snapped this photo of me with my most-beloved grey cat some years ago.  I came across it recently and thought it would make a lovely study in multiple shades of grey.

I used the Mobile Monet app to turn the photo into a more-easily traceable pattern, enlarging it to about 16″ by 22″.  Using a Sharpie, I sketched out the important outlines and traced it all on freezer paper, then ironed the cut-out pieces to the pre-fused fabric.  After lots of very careful (!) positioning, all was fused…and the piece headed to my long arm for lots and lots of free-motion quilting.  It just doesn’t get any more fun than this!

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Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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