Created by: Ms. Elaineous
Project

Portraits

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo The Quilter's Yearbook Link to website or photo www.amybradleydesigns.com/abd187.html 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. 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.

You Can Make This

Ms. Elaineous made Portraits with:

  • quilting fabric
  • fusible webbing
  • and lots of thread.

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo The Quilter's Yearbook Link to website or photo www.amybradleydesigns.com/abd187.html 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. 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.

Q&A with Ms. Elaineous

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

Skill Level

Intermediate