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.

Handsome boy!

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.

7 comments:

sophie said...

It's fantastic!

Micki said...

You have done a wonderful job on this.

Kay said...

Great! It's tricky to stitch over the image without flattening it too much. I think you did just the right amount.

Linda said...

What a wonderful piece. You did an awesome job.
Linda

jenclair said...

Wow! Well worth the wait!

Allison said...

This is stunning!!!!!
I am so impressed with what you do with your photos on fabric; the experiments with machine quilting on them will be a fabulous evolution.

Sande said...

Very interesting! Very well done! What does your son think of it?