Monday, August 31, 2009

Photo Transfer Journal Quilts

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Birthday Surprise

Our son came home on his birthday to show us his new puppy.
We went outside to take a few pictures and it began to snow so beautifully.
The puppy had snowflakes all over his head.

I had a difficult time printing this image onto fabric.
I ended up with 4 prints, and didn't want to waste them.
I chose the best for the center, then cut the rest up and added them to create a fractured piece.

Nicholas 24 yrs ~ Gunnr 9 weeks

I Do The Limit

This is my husband's grandmother.
Her son-in-law would tease her about driving too slow.
She would simply reply, "I Do The Limit".

Grandmother turns 90 this year.
Grandma Barker

The Guardian

As soon as I snapped the camera, I just knew this would become a quilted textile some day. I love when that happens.
This is Tony..... with Kent & Celia in the background.
His main job was to guard their car. If he was in the car, nobody got near it!

I chose to keep with the botanical elements and quilted wheat in the border and grasses in the center.

I plan to include these photo transfer journal quilts in the exhibit later this month.
It was good to get home from our trip early enough to have time to get these completed for the show.

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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SewCalGal said...

Very inspirational. You did a great job. Love your photo quilts & insights.


Vicki W said...

Love these!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi SewCalGal and Vicki,
It is an added bonus when you can use favorite images in a quilt. The photo transfers can be a bit of a challenge when it comes time to decide just where those quilting stitches should be placed. Some of the photos lend themselves beautifully to the stitching, like The Guardian quilt with the dog. It was an absolute pleasure to quilt the wheat and grasses throughout the quilt. I have 2 more photo transfer quilts to complete for the exhibit.....guess I better get to it.
Thanks for your kind comments.
LuAnn In Oregon