In our last post, you saw Donna’s calendar block. Here is my June calendar block.
I decided to do a scottie dog themed calendar quilt so all of the blocks will have a silhouetted scotte dog in it doing something related to the monthly challenge. The June challenge was Beach/Ocean. To make it modern, I plan to use simple clean lines and 2 colors per block (+ my neutral which is black, white, & grey). I already have ideas for the next two months.
- July – Americana (scottie watching fireworks)
- August – Picnic (scottie rolling a watermelon ball)
I used a picture of our scottie pup (Ranger) and in Photoshop (PS) I filled him in with black (to create the silhouette). I then used a beach photo that I had and added a lifeguard chair. After I created the image in PS, I used the ‘cutout filter’ to simplify the image. I then printed it and traced it to make an applique pattern. I plan to use this same technique to create all my blocks.
I’m excited about this challenge (from our little Modern Quilting group).
Ps…. the lifeguard chair is not falling over. I left room for some cropping and seam allowance on the right hand side so I didn’t bother putting in the right legs.