Sarah's College Graduation Gift
A quilt to remind her of a semester abroad in Mexico. Below is a picture she took while studying abroad. It is a window grill. As soon as I saw this picture, I knew I had to turn it into a quilt. She has no idea that I am busy trying to complete this by May for her college graduation. She attends Peace College in Raleigh NC and will be graduating with a Forensic Anthropology Bachelors of Science Degree! We are so proud of her! Above is a picture of my progress. It is on my design wall right now but eventually I want to put it onto a white wool background.
The picture that inspired me.
Sarah took this picture during her sophomore year
while studying abroad in Mexico.
How did I do it? I took the picture and photoshoped it. I cut out the color and then sent it to Kinko's and had it blown up to poster size. Now it's 25" by 44". See below my template that I use to cut out my quilt pieces. I decided to make a wool applique quilt, my first. So hopefully I can do this.
This is the picture made black and white.
I had two posters printed, just in case.
Traced each separate scroll onto freezer paper and ironed each onto my turquoise wool pieces. After cutting them out, I glued them in place onto the white wool by using my sliding glass door. I taped the poster onto the sliding glass door on a sunny day and then I taped the white wool on top of the poster. I carefully glued each scroll work design onto the while, leaving loose the areas that overlapped each other and pinning the top layer slightly out of the way until the under layer could be appliqued into place. See below the picture on the sliding glass door, it was my big light box.
Using a sliding glass door as a light box.
I had to use packing tape to find a tape strong enough to
hold up my yardage of white wool.
Showing some of my pieces,
cut from freezer paper and used multiple times.
This is the color scheme I was going for, she loves
turquoise and coral!
turquoise and coral of my colors for this quilt.
My plan is to use the turquoise dyed felted wool of various fabrics as the wrought iron window grill on a background of cream wool. Then border with this wonderful coral fabric from Michael Miller's collection Ooh La La and I am using the Spice Palates. The fabric above will be part of the backing as well.
See this wonderful print on
Coeur De Fleurs in Coral
Turquoise wool from Sue Spargo. com
More turquoise wool from quiltingacres on Etsy.
So, I am excited about the progress
and I am
having fun creating!