Saturday, October 30, 2010
I know you guys have seen this, but I wanted to share it again. Why? Because I wanted it to be a part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
This quilt is titled "The DOG" and I made for my dad for father's day. I made it as a representation/interpretation of an old truck he has. I learned a lot of cool things while making this quilt. I learned how cool tulle looks when you use it to create a shadow. I learned that solid fabrics would probably be the easiest way to do this layering sort of technique successfully. I learned that I can quilt in little circle shapes. I learned a lot!
This is the third quilt I did using a photograph to create an image. The first two were of my grandparents as children. You can see them on these posts: Gramma's 79th Birthday & Papa's 80th Birthday. Each time I've tried creating an image using this layering technique I've tried things a little differently. Fusible web is the way to go; glue is okay, but gets a little messy. Reverse applique doesn't work with 7 (or so) layers.
Enjoy the rest of the festival!