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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky
Ms. Elaineous on

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Quilter's Yearbook

Ms. Elaineous on

What materials did you use? quilting fabric, fusible webbing, and lots of thread.

Ms. Elaineous on

What are you most proud of? Capturing the essence of my mom (and me). I've never done any sort of art quilting - although I do a lot of free-motion - it was more therapy than anything. I think that is what helped me overcome my fear.

Ms. Elaineous on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just do it. It's supposed to be funny - you really can't screw it up. When my friend started to work on her daughter's portrait, she was terrified - but it really looks like her. You'll figure things out and improve with each one you make. And I wrapped these around a 12"x12" artist's canvas, I didn't want it to look like a quilt (bound) - to me, it's art and should be treated like that.

Ms. Elaineous on

I absolutely LOVE this!!! you are clever - I am going to give this a try. As you said it is supposed to be funny. That is such a powerful emotion - fun, laughter and happiness.

10/22/2011 Flag

I used Heat n Bond Lite and found that it worked best. A fusible that is too heavy makes the faces stiff. Good luck!

10/23/2011 Flag

Wonderful job I'm sure you will treasure this often and have wonderful memories when you gaze at this portrait of your mom.

10/23/2011 Flag