21 April 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy, Park City Girl, started it, this Blogger's Quilt Festival, and I am #456 to sign up. Surprisingly, it was quite easy for me to choose my favorite quilt.

In 2004, I participated in the IQA (International Quilt Association) Journal Quilt Project. The guidelines were simple: quilt size was to be 8.5x11" (like a journal page), any technique as long as it was the 3 layers of a quilt and you had to make one a month for nine months at the end of which choose five to send to Houston.

This quilt has always been my favorite. I interpreted an old photograph of myself holding my 6-month old son. The original was a 3"x5" faded color photo given to me by TheKid's godmother.

I used the right side and other right side of fabric for my jacket . It was also my first attempt at foiling (see my mirrored glasses?). To get the wispy layered look of the 1970's hair I used snips and strips of fabrics covered with yellow tulle and stitched down with free motion quilting.

24 comments:

  1. Wow what a great interpretation of the photo. Very sweet and a happy memory.

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  2. FABULOUS! well done

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  3. You did an amazing job on this. This will be a wonderful memory for you.

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  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I *love* your blog banner. That is so cool. I'd like to see your journal pages. Do you have a flickr account?

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  5. I hope you win! That certainly is a lot of detail.

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  6. Well done, it's a great piece and understandable why it's your favorite.

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  7. What a gorgeous quilt!

    I hope your eyes are feeling better.

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  8. Wow - it is wonderful. I've been wanting to do a portrait for a long time. I am now thinking that I shouldn't maybe limit myself to one person - a photo of me and my daughter would be great!

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  9. What a lovely portrait. You captured a precious memory better than any photo ever could.

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  10. Wow..this is amazing. I love the portrait.

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  11. Outstanding! Very expressive and lots of details for the size!
    Cheers! Evelyn

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  12. Beautiful! I would love to have something so meaningful as well - thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I love your quilt. The subject makes it extra special,

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  14. What a great Journal quilt. Very creative with the details. Thanks for sharing - notjustnat

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  15. That is a wonderful interpretation!! I love it. Does it make you want another baby to cuddle ( only for a little while?)

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  16. This quilt is a phenomenal piece of artwork.

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  17. Very effective interpretation! You are a very talented artist!

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  18. You do the most wonderful things - I just love it!

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  19. No wonder it is your favorite...it's amazing!

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  20. I've come back to take this in a number of times. It's truly amazing. You should be very proud!

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