I can't resist. My boxer, JJ (aka Jada Jarhead), is an available and free, and dare I say beautiful?, model for my photos and quilts. LOL. I've just finished this small wall quilt.
I've actually had the picture of JJ printed out on cotton fabric and pieced together for nearly 6 months, and pinned to my design wall, but... You know how it is don't you? An idea comes along, perhaps in a magazine article, or a Quilting Arts episode, that really catches your fancy, but partway into the process some voice inside you says, no, I don't like the direction I'm going with this. So it sits. In my studio, I pin things like this on the design wall so that I think about it whenever I happen to glance that was. Originally I was going to make a collage style quilt, with other dogs and summer pics/colors, but it wasn't coming together in my mind. Only 2 weeks ago I asked that wonderful question "what if...?" Within days, she was finished.