Saturday 24 April 2010

Quilting the Cheese

This morning I went ahead and started quilting my freaky Lutradur portrait from this post.
I free motion stitched around all the details and added texture to my hair. It’s hard to quilt curly hair without looking like Medusa and to stitch a shadow on your double chin without looking like a beard, but all in all the stitching made the portrait come alive. I have to unstitch some stitches around the nose that does not look quite right, but I’m letting them rest until tomorrow. It was so much fun quilting this thing!
The grey stripes over and under the picture says SAYING CHEESE SAYING CHEESE SAYING CHEESE…, I guess the name of this piece is a given.

My sister is turning 50 soon, so I’m thinking of making her a smaller portrait for her birthday (of her obviously, not me). I would also love to make a new one of my daughter and of course my adorable-soon-to-be-3-year-old grandson. Well, I’ll see if my attention lasts that long or if I’m off to new adventures when I’m done with this.

This will probably be the last progress report as we have been asked to not post pictures of the finished projects until the end of the project in the end of June. If you haven’t already signed up for Bumble Beans’ Say Cheese Challenge, have a look at all the creativity going on at the challenge blog.


  1. OMG...that looks awesome...beautiful work

  2. Wow, what a fabulous project! I love your eyes and hair in particular. Look forward to seeing the finished item.

  3. What a fun looking project.

  4. I love it, and what is wrong with being a goddess with flowing hair!
    Your subtle humor is so enjoyable.


  5. How wonderful! You did a great job! I'm so inspired!

  6. Hi Nina Lise,

    The quilting is certainly bringing it alive. Your hair looks i didn't even consider Medusa :)...and the eyes...they make it.

    Hugs, Sharon

  7. The quilting is wonderful. I was afraid to try free motion on mine, need more practice. It is fun and a great learning experience, I do want to make more.


  8. Oh Wow!!! You look amazing. I especially love the hair and eyes too just like everyone else. What a fun project. I think your sister would love one too.

  9. First time visitor - I'll be back soon. Love your work!

  10. Wow, that is totally cool! I LOVE it, the quilting makes such a difference!


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