Saturday, April 13, 2013

The face of quilt inspiration!

This is The Therese Quilt by Therese May.  I first spied this quilt many years, ago - I think I saw her interviewed on television, and loved this quilt with its many faces.  This idea was tucked back into my brain somewhere, simmering...until...

...I saw this funny photo of my older daughter, Emily.  Emily was on her church choir spring tour, and someone caught her at 6 a..m. - not her favorite time of day!  Somehow, the sight of this photo reminded me of The Therese Quilt.  I photocopied the photo, and broke it down into its simplest components, about 7 pieces, chose some colorful batiks....

...and voila!  A Portrait of Emily was born.  I used only fabrics that I already had - that factor seems to really push creativity for me.  Anyway, The quilt just kind of made itself, and I enjoy it every day.  Hope you do too!

2 comments:

Sujata Shah said...

I love Emily's quilt. It looks funky and that smile is gorgeous on her her face!

Nathalie said...

I love this quilt. What a fun project to make and to push your creativity.