Wednesday, February 22, 2006
February Journal Quilt
I went for the obvious and did a Valentine for my February journal quilt. In my continuing play with photos I altered a photo Michael took of us kissing. He held the camera in one hand at arm's length and caught me by surprise both with the kiss and the photo.
I printed two black and white versions of the photo and some lyrics from the Beatle's song "In My Life." I love this song because it speaks to the experience of falling in love when you're older. I threw in some black and white squares I had floating around on my design wall.
I actually made the back side first. I trapped some cotton hearts behind the white lace and free-motion quilted the whole thing. I like the looks of the white against the red background. I added the three blue hearts on the top--they represent new love, and the hearts behind the lace are love in the past.