Self Portrait

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That the self portrait is actually recognizable. That was a pleasant surprise. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I do not know how to draw but have really wanted to begin turning some photos into quilts. Lola provides some good instruction for converting a photo into a line drawing, which really worked well for me. She also offers some simple, straight forward methods for coloring and shading with pencils.

What you will need

  • Cotton Batik

Q&A with SewChickie

Lola Jenkins asked:
You have done a wonderful self portrait. This is one beautiful portrait made of thread. Thanks for sharing.
SewChickie answered:
Thank you Lola. You made this process very easy.
Muriel39967937 asked:
Absolutely beautiful. Great work. I really must try this too.
SewChickie answered:
Thank you. It really was not as hard as I had imagined. I hope you post your project when you are finished.
Angel66 asked:
Wonderful. I've always wanted to make a quilt that incorporates my family - this would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing, Angie
SewChickie answered:
You are most welcome. You'll have to post yours when it is finished.
AP teacher asked:
Great job. Love your quilting.
SewChickie answered:
Thank you.

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