Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Favorite Quilt

What is my favorite quilt? Even before I read about a linky party on the same subject here, I knew the answer:  A Portrait of Emily, shown below.  This quilt began with a photo of my daughter, Emily, taken at 6 a.m. on a high school choir tour.  She was not thrilled to have her picture taken, but I loved that picture, and just knew I had to create something with it. 

So, the idea "perkolated" around in my brain for a while...years...until one day I saw a tv show featuring Therese May, and her "Therese Quilt".  Wow, what a stunner! I knew instantly what I had to do with Emily's photo.
This was made entirely from fabric in my stash, mostly batiks, fused, appliqued, pieced, and machine quilted.
I love the quilt, and even more, I love the daughter.  She lives far away, but I get to see her face every day in this quilt.  


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! You have made fantastic quilt! Great idea, beautiful design and wonderful colours! Very creative! x Teje

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my, it's stunning! I'm so glad you showed it. It looks great on your fun green wall.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Looks like so much fun with all those bright happy colors. Very interesting idea, and as my boys get older I can appreciate the wonderfulness of having that great quilt on your wall!

Mary said...

Wonderful! I love that idea! This is a great quilt. It truly is a piece of art! Thank you for sharing!

Em said...

Wow!!!!!! Just bought fabric yo try a face have inspired me with this!