This past week I visited my family, half way across the country. I was happy to find a stack of my lap quilts on the corner of the couches in both homes. I also saw a baby quilt laid over the back of the rocker in the house with a baby nursery. How great is that?? I love knowing that my quilts are used!
I also "re-found" the quilt above, which was displayed on a wall. I wish I'd thought of the concept for this quilt. The idea to cut up a photo printed on fabric came from a book or a magazine. Sadly, I don't remember now what my source was. I hunted though my library of quilt books but didn't find one showing this technique.
I know wasn't making any modern quilts when I made this mini. (It's a bit larger than a sheet of printer paper). So I was really surprised to see what a modern feel it has.
I printed a photograph on a purchased sheet of fabric with a peel-away paper backing made for transferring images from an ink jet printer. You can find them in the quilting section at fabric/craft stores or on-line. I then cut the photograph and inserted fabric strips which I pieced to match the image in the photo.
I used one of the quilting stitches on my machine to embellish the inner blue border.
Give it a try! It's lots of fun.
Thank you to the person who thought of this idea!! If I find the source, I'll let you know!