Project Description

What are you most proud of? It came out to look just like my granddaughter - so much so that she recognized herself as soon as she saw it, and exclaimed "Hey - that's me". So I accomplished what I set out to do. I was proud that I found just the right materials to work with, for it to be the right colors of what she was wearing. Using the shading techniques that Annette taught us, made me feel that I had accomplished something. What advice would you give someone starting this project? GO for it - find a picture you really like as it inspires you to put hours and hours into it. But do count on it taking a long time and a bit of patience

What you will need

  • cotton cloth
  • fabric paint
  • clear thread
  • colored thread
  • quilt batting
  • picture of grandchild

Q&A with Janny Louise

Northwoods Pat asked:
Nicely done! And what a wonderful heirloom you've created, too, of your grandchild! Congratulations.
Janny Louise answered:
Thank you so much Northwoods Pat - That is what I had hoped to do - create an heirloom
karenquiltz asked:
Janny, this is wonderful. Do you have the photo of the project before you painted it? I'd love to see the comparison.
Janny Louise answered:
yes, I do have a copy of the photo that I did ths from. I had it enlarged to about 12x 16 and then followed Annnette's instructions to use a permanent pen to draw it onto clear plastic
Jjjki asked:
Janny, Your creation is just lovely, full of sentiment and beauty.
Janny Louise answered:
Sentiment is the right description - She is a very precious great granddaughter
Annette Kennedy asked:
Wow! Wow! Wow! Excellent job!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!
Janny Louise answered:
Thank you Annette - you opened up a whole new world to me with your wonderful class- thank you very much
NanBon107 asked:
Your work is spectacular! Thanks so much for posting your projects. They inspire me:-)
Janny Louise answered:
Thank you so much Nancy. I love this kind of quilting and thanks to Annette Kennedy who taught me how.

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