I decided to try something new and make a pillow for Erin. She takes amazing photos of her dog Zeus and one of them in particular inspired me.
Here's how it went together, starting with Erin's photo:
From there, I picked a bunch of different colors of fabric that looked close to the photo. I used Moda fabrics. Here's the stack of fabrics, sort of like a pile of paint:
I put together a blocked background and then used the photo to create Zeus in detail. Here's part of that progression:
I had a problem with perspective, so had to chop Zeus' body off. It just looked weird and small.
Here's the final cover, except I may add some quilting to the blue/green areas. I don't know, might just leave it alone. It'll be a 20" x 20" pillow:
And here's the photo and pillow side by side: