If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen all the progress photos of a recent project I’ve been working on. As a sweet one-stop recap, here’s what I’m talking about…
*looks at nobody and shouts, “Roll film!”*
Four panels, four different expressions. Each about 11″x14″ in size. All are needle turn appliqué with a combination of embroidery and machine stitching embellishments.
And the end result?
My Photo Booth Pictures wall quilt.
If you’re familiar with the quilting world and specifically QuiltCon, you know there’s a specific contest called the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge (where basically you have to use some of their new collection with nothing but their fabrics to create your quilt).
This is my entry for that challenge, showcasing the gold-on-black polka dots within their “Glitz” line. I truly wasn’t sure if I was going to bother to enter, but once I received my fabric I felt guilty enough that I had better get on with it. Guilt works in truly magical ways. I had the concept from the get-go but the polka dot options weren’t ideal; I wanted more size options and for them to all be gridded or all be scattered. My logical brain wanted order to play out my plan as I had ideally concocted it. Alas, that’s not what the line consisted of and I adjusted what I had to work with accordingly.
I like the results fairly well, so I’m happy. I did find it especially funny that, upon finishing, my eldest said, “Why are the dots all different” which subsequent consumed my brain like a recurring rash I had hoped I was rid of. I rattled on about perspective and how far or close the lady is sitting/leaning in each photo and illusions of distance and, and, and then his eyes glazed over….