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QuiltE 04-07-2011 07:03 AM

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Would you like to see ??

This is a project I finished this winter. I recognize it's a little different subject matter, and certainly not one for everyone to like.

I started with a photo, enlarged it on a photocopier and drew a 1" grid on it. All the pieces in the pieced version are 1" finished, though each of those might have had several seams if the colours landed that way.

I took it to be stretched as after all this work, I didn't want to learn on this one, and risk ruining it! It's about 24"x27".

For comparison, I'm posting both the original photo and my pieced work.

Official Portrait Photo

My Pieced Portrait Version

pjustice63 04-07-2011 07:04 AM

Great results.

IrelandDragonQuilting 04-07-2011 07:05 AM

That is fantastic!

GrammaBabs 04-07-2011 07:06 AM

that came out fantastic... i've seen a lot of this done,,, but not nearly as good as yours turned out.... Bravo!!

AngieS 04-07-2011 07:06 AM

That is NICE! I like that!!!! :)

CompulsiveQuilter 04-07-2011 07:08 AM

What do you mean "stretched"? Like a canvas, on a wooden frame?

abdconsultant 04-07-2011 07:09 AM

that is soooo cool!

QuiltE 04-07-2011 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
What do you mean "stretched"? Like a canvas, on a wooden frame?

Yes ... they stretched it on a special board (forget the name), It's kind of like foam core in the centre, but very hard on the outside, so it won't bend and warp as they stretch. The foam like centre lets them stick pins into the edge until they have it fully stretched and allows adjustment if needed while doing so.

Board was covered first with a layer of batting to allow some quilted padding. Then framed.

redturtle 04-07-2011 07:11 AM

thats pretty neato!

lots of work...great job!

QuiltE 04-07-2011 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by GrammaBabs
that came out fantastic... i've seen a lot of this done,,, but not nearly as good as yours turned out.... Bravo!!

Thanks!! Honestly, I didn't follow any technques. I guess I somewhat did a paper piecing concept, but no paper piecing was done.

Do you have any links where people have done similar?


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