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Great-grandson Davin and Grand-daughter

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Davin's 2nd Birthday Photo

Created in this Craftsy Course

Thread Art taught by Lola Jenkins

Color and texture dominate this art quilting class. Learn stitches and shading to make colors and patterns pop in your collage or portrait quilts.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
Suzanna B on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Birthday Photo of Great-grandson Thread Fabric Colored Pencils Fabric Medium Batting Basting Spray Adhesive

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What are you most proud of? That it actually does resemble those in the picture.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Before doing close stitching, such as hair, keep in mind the "pucker factor",

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I did use the interfacing (forgot to mention that in the materials used section). I sewed the outlines of everything first, then the hair of my granddaughter, starting at her face, then great-grandson, starting from my granddaughter's face. The puckering was not pronounced until I added the fabric medium. When it dried, I really was afraid I had ruined the piece. That is when I wetted the whole thing and stretched it out on a board, securing it with heavy staples. That worked. Sure wish I hadn't had that problem...it almost discouraged me.

10/13/2012 Flag

That is SO beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself. I shall be starting my first Thread Art project shortly (been finishing other things for ages - being very strict with myself ) and your picture is a tremendous encouragement to me. Well done!

10/14/2012 Flag

This is a lovely portrait.

01/05/2013 Flag

This is so beautiful. Even w/o knowing your Great-grandson and grand-daughter I can tell that it is very life-like. You've done a great job. I love it and hope one day to make one as beautiful.

07/31/2013 Flag

Thanks to all who have made these encouraging comments regarding my great-grandson thread art. I loved doing it. I gave it to my granddaughter for Christmas 2012. Sadly, I end up giving away everything I make to someone in the family, so when I look here on Craftsy, I get a lump in my throat thinking about all the time and prayer that went into this little quilt. So my advice to all quilters who make unique "art" and then give it away in love....post your work somewhere so others can enjoy it and be encouraged to give it a try.

08/16/2013 Flag