May 21, 2010

Zoran's Memories

Zoran, our dog from the animal shelter, gives our family much joy. We welcomed a skinny him at the guessed age of two in our home when he was at the point of being send to doggies heaven. Being rather large we suspect his parents might have been a Great Dane and a German Shepperd. The memory of what he means to us, giving his unconditional love and being there as a friend, is the story behind this quilt.
His digital picture is edited and translated into an appliqué pattern. The border shows the hills and woods were Zoran loves to go. Might it be they are also in his memories?


30 x 33 inch (0.75 x 0.85 meter)
2007 Original design
home-machine made, home-machine quilted
fused applique

Zoran's Memories was a first time practice of my technique of digitally translating a picture with the help of graphic software, in a pattern suitable for fused appliqué. My tutorial was published March 2008 in the magazine "Quiltnews" nr. 95 of the Dutch Quiltersguild.
The appliqué version of Zoran is not an exact copy of the real Zoran; consider this being the "Art" part of his quilt:


Thanks to SewCalGal for organizing and hosting this fun virtual festival Pets On Quilts, you can enjoy the hopping and voting on August 20-21, 2011!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy leaving a comment and visiting the other participants!



This was also my entry for the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival from May 21-28, 2010.

Previous entries with Amy:

102 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I've never seen anything like it and I hope to see more! I love the picture with him next to it. Too cute!

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  2. Oh my, that is one sensational quilt - on so many levels! Visually, very eye-catching, so impressed with the interpretation from a digital image, and what a wonderful tribute to a treasured family member. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Regards, Sue

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  3. Wonderful representation of a very much loved dog! Amazing and inspiring.

    Rita

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  4. Epic! How clever of you to translate the photo of your dog so that you could make it in fabric--very inspiring too! I need to look at it some more. :-)

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  5. What a neat idea, and how fun to have a picture of the two together!

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  6. Geni it is lovely and such a beautiful story. I am sure that you are giving Zoran many more happy memories.

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  7. Until I saw the pic with the dog, I thought this was a much larger quilt. My hat's off to you for such a wonderful piece at such a small size!

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  8. You really captured the essence of your beautiful dog! I would love the tutorial in English if you don't mind. It would be fabulous to do a quilt representing our 12-year old rescue dog, Ginger.

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  9. What a beautiful tribute to your dog! Very inspiration piece.

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  10. What an absolutely stunning quilt and a beautiful way to honor Zoran! I feel totally inspired by your work.

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  11. Very sweet. What a wonderful tribute to a much loved friend.

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  12. What an awesome quilt and story. Zoran is a very beautiful dog and he is lucky to have you as his parents. You can tell from this quilt that he is not just a dog, but a best friend, who will never leave your side. You are also very lucky to have such a great friend!

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  13. Dear Geni, I don't know what to say.
    I am overwhelmed. There is a picture I need to share with you, hopefully you will write me?
    Groetjes uit Cyprus,
    Valentina

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  14. Wow, this is incredible! Zoran looks very regal there in front of his quilt.

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  15. Very impressive! I can see that Zoran approves. :-)

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  16. Oh Geni I love the quilt. I read something about it in a magazine somewhere but never saw it created in this manner. I plan to look up the article you mentioned. Also love the name you gave the quilt. This is quite a tribute to your dog..beautiful.

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  17. Wow! Zoran looks amazing!

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  18. Gorgeous. A great representation of your dog.

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  19. That is perfectly wonderful!!

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  20. I would love an english tutorial on how to do this, but my computer won't let me email your link. My email is meatlessmama at gmail.com thanks:)

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  21. What a wonderful quilt! I would love to see how you did it! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. That's a wonderful remembrance of that big boy !

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  23. How cute. Love it. Dogs are such good subjects.

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  24. What a great way to remember a four legged member of the family. Very nicely done.

    vail in tn

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  25. Oh my gosh this is amazing - what a lovely, wonderful quilt!

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  26. So neat to see the likeness to your puppy! Amazing work :)

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  27. GREAT art quilt; it was especially neat to see the subject posed in front of it!

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  28. Awesome quilt Handsome hound

    Carolyn

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  29. Wow! This is an amazing quilt.

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  30. Wow! That's an amazing quilt - the likeness is impressive!

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  31. That is just amazing. You are lucky to have such a loving muse.

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  32. That's a really pretty quilt. You did a great job digitizing the picture. Love the picture of Zoran with the quilt.

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  33. Thank you for sharing your love of your dog. I also make quilts of animals. What a sweet tribute!

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  34. Geni, what a wonderful creative idea! It turned out beautifully :-)

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  35. Oh, that is so sweet! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. What a beautiful quilt. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  37. It's magical! Zoran's Memories, as well as, Zoran himself, are both quite impressive. I love your artistic use of digital photography. The quilt and Zoran are treasures!!! ; ) Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful! I love the photo of both of them together!

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  39. love the quilt and Zoran! So glad he has a wonderful family to love.

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  40. Geni, this quilt is truly awesome! At the same time it's also terribly cute - you can almost hear Zoran sniffing by looking at his quilted picture.

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  41. What a lovely and creative idea. Beautiful work. Thanks for a nice stop on my Blogger's Quilt Festive tour.

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  42. A real stunning quilt, and what a heartwarming story! And such a cute dog he is... love this!!

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  43. He sounds like a wonderful dog...and I love your quilt.

    See my entry for the festival HERE

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  44. I suspect that the dog lover in everyone got a little teary eyed at this quilt! Very lovely way to remember a loved dog.

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  45. A wonderful and beautiful tribute to a friend.

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  46. That is such an amazing quilt.

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  47. What a wonderful quilt and story. You did a fantastic job.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  48. what an amazing quilt.
    happy quilting
    Georgie x

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  49. This is absolutely wonderful! Does he recognize himself???

    GREAT quilt! Great Memory!
    ~MaggieB

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  50. wow... I've never seen a quilt like this before, and it's gorgeous. I love how you translated the image from a photo to a quilt. So talented!

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  51. A fantastic quilt, and a wonderful tribute to a dear friend!

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  52. How fun!! How did you take the digital picture and translate it into an appliqué pattern?

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  53. That's awesome! And, my is he a big pup. ;)

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  54. Gorgeous and btw the quilt is very nice, too. Tell Zoran to call me anytime he want to go walkies.

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  55. Excellent translation of Zoran from fur to fabric-too cool.
    Come see my antique quilt entries
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
    http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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  56. That's amazing! Great job

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  57. That is really a great interpretation of Zoran. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  58. What a fabulous quilt and a lovely story. He is one lucky dog!

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  59. It's always good to try new technigues. You did a great job.

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  60. This quilt is truly a piece a incredible art! You really nailed it! Thank you for sharing.

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  61. What an amazing quilt. Thanks so much.

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  62. This quilt is awesome! The colors are amazing and a wonderful family treasure.

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  63. I'm confused about the date on this post, but it's a wonderful quilt all the same.

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  64. What a beautiful dog and an amazing quilt!

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  65. What a beautiful wall hanging and such a precious dog!

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  66. This is a super wallhanging - love the photo of him laying along side it.

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  67. Wow, he's beautiful and the quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing them both with us.

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  68. Awesome quilt! Thanks for sharing your quilt and dog with us!

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  69. Beautiful quilt and lovely dog!

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  70. Whoa! That is so cool how you made a quilt from a photo of your furry guy!

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  71. It's so very cool that you could make a quilt of your dog!

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  72. What a handsome fellow is Zoran.

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  73. Such an awesome animal!

    I was confused at first too because I saw no link to SewCalGal and the Pets On Quilt Show???

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  74. He Is Gorgeous! In real life and on the quilt. Beautiful work. I love the picture of him and the quilt together.

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  75. I love this quilt, that is so neat. Zoran is a beautiful boy. :)

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  76. He is absolutely beautiful. I am wanting to learn how to do that with photos and quilts. I just recently bought a book to help me learn how.

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  77. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!! I especially love how you didn't have to capture anything more than his eyes and nose to get the point across!

    By the way, thanks for looking at Dixie's quilt earlier :)

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  78. What a beautiful tribute to Zoran. Lovely quilt, beautiful dog!

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  79. Stunning quilt tribute to your pet! I'd love to do something similar someday. Zoran looks like such a sweet, gentle beast. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. That is an amazing quilt - I love big doggies!

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  81. Wow! What an awesome quilt! Zoran is a beautiful dog.

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  82. What a stunning tribute to Zoran. Very lovely, very creative.

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  83. Awww, Zoran is such a beauty!! I am so glad to see this quilt and the art part is really nice!

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  84. That is an awesome quilt and a beautiful dog!

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  85. WOW!! Incredible!
    Paulette

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  86. Your quilt is stunning! You do beautiful work :)

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  87. I'm not wanting to be Anonymous, but my yahoo account won't work in any of the other categories. Anyway, love the quilt and Zoran is very handsome.

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  88. Beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job.

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  89. Zoran is a beautiful dog and you did a wonderful job of rendering him in a quilt.

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  90. Zoran is gorgeous and your quilt is a masterpiece :)

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  91. Uh, oh... I visited all the sites last night and left comments, but I don't see mine here. However, let me say that that is a wonderful quilt and a really great idea for creating one! I may have to try that. And Zoran is beautiful!

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