This quilt applique is ready for his close-up.
Use shades of gray to make a "salt and pepper" coat.
Applique size: 17" wide x 24" tall
Cut your background fabric to approx. 18”x 25” first. This is the fabric you will put all of the other pieces on top of. Then cut and place the dog pieces on top of the background. You can set the black pieces that you cut out aside. You don’t need to place the black nose pieces that are in the pattern, the background is already black. You don’t need black on black. :)
Once your applique pieces are fused to the background, stitch with a straight stitch around each piece with matching thread.
Trim to square.
Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.
Your local quilt shop is a great resource for fabrics and techniques.
Finished examples by Cathy Ferry and Lill Davis (thanks for sharing!)