Monday, May 08, 2006
April Journal Quilt
So it's May and I'm posting my April Journal Quilt. Better late than never, right? This is a portrait of my son Alex who's 15. I took his photo in March on a trip to San Francisco. I manipulated the photo in Word, as I described in a previous post, and printed it on fabric. I then bought threads to match the colors in the photo and free motion quilted it to add texture. I didn't photograph the back, which is a grey cityscape print. I love the way it came out.
This was mostly a machine quilting exercise. In the future I might play more with the quilted patterns over different parts of the image, and with using the quilting to emphasize contours. Instead of matching the thread to the image, I might play with contrasts. Mostly I wanted to practice controlling the quilting within small spaces.