My pet portraits are hand made out of 100% cotton fabric. Each portrait is composed of many pieces of fabric, some smaller than your pinkie.
Here’s the process I use to construct a pet portrait: each portrait begins with a good photo of the pet. By carefully observing the light and dark areas, I make a pattern from the photo. I then select six to eight fabrics from one colour family and match them to each pattern piece to convey just the right amount of light and shadow for a life-like appearance. After cutting out all of the pattern pieces, I construct the portrait using a rough edge fusible appliqué technique. A background is then chosen to enhance the portrait and after layering it with batting and backing, it is quilted. The portrait is then machine quilted onto the background and enhanced with matching threads. Edges are finished with a facing for a professional look.