Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Order, please

From mess

to order just by rearranging the portraits, leaving a 6” “border” around the edges.

Time to free motion quilt them onto the background.

The christening quilt has been in the works since the beginning of February 2012 when I sent out letters to family members asking them to draw their self portraits. Just simple, non-fancy drawings with their names on. Honestly, it was a little like pulling teeth, but after a few months I had received most of them. Oddly enough, the last 3 portraits to fall into place were grandson’s, husband’s and mine. Go figure.

The blue quilted background was finished almost a year ago with the binding hand stitched to the back and all. The only thing missing were the faces and grandbaby’s name and date of birth and my will/inspiration/need/whatever to finish it.

There’s nothing as inspiring as a real life deadline, is there…

4 comments:

  1. The self portraits look wonderful! Would love to see the final piece!

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  2. What a treasure this quilt will be. I adore all the blue fabrics you chose for this strong background. Oh to be wrapped up in this. xox

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  3. What a great idea! The quilt is going to be such a great keepsake for the little one.

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  4. Its looking great.
    Kjempefint. Det blir en kjempe minne
    Hilsen Frederika

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