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…