Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry...

This is my entry for the
Blogger's Quilt Festival

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" Learning to Fly "
Neocolor II Quilted Portrait
13 x 19 inches

Created from an original photo of my niece.
Image was enhanced in Photoshop Elements 4.
All of the color was removed from the image.
Printed on Cotton Sateen Fabric.
Colored and Painted with Neocolor II Watersoluble Crayons
Basted with cotton batting and backing fabric.
Free Motion Quilted.
Cord Bound Edge Treatment.

CLICK HERE to watch me work on this quilt

Many Thanks to Amy's Creative Side
She makes this Blogger's Quilt Festival Happen!

Amy's Creative Side

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi


  1. That is a great likeness and thanks for saying how you did it!

  2. I bet she just loves it!! Fun idea.

  3. Gorgeous! both the young lady and the quilted photo! thank you for sharing how you did this.

  4. Portrait quilts are some of my favorites. Did you see Maria Elkins entry? I love that you shared your process in making this one. I've not used photoshop, but am thinking of purchasing it.

  5. A very informative post. Thank you so much for sharing. I was at first drawn to the quilt because of its likeness to my granddaughter. I am definitely going to try this process! Lovely blog by the way. I will return!

  6. Amazing! What a talented lady you are!

    Marti in San Diego

  7. Many Thanks for all of your kind and supportive comments. Yes, my niece likes the portrait quilt, however she made mention that she didn't have nearly THAT many freckles!
    I use the abbreviated version of Photo Shop, called Photo Shop Elements. It is only a fraction of the cost, but is a great software program and quite easy to learn.
    Wishing You All the Best,

  8. LuAnn this is one of the best photo quilts I've ever seen. Love it. You did a great job capturing depth, light....just spectacular.


  9. This is beautifully executed, and the quilt is just fantastic!

  10. Such a wonderful skill being able to create portraits using thread. It looks amazing!

  11. what a fantastic quilt! such a great idea for all sorts of pictures. thanks for sharing and have a great day

  12. This is quite pretty and I have a hard time deciding I it's your work or your niece that makes it so. Aw heck, it's both!

  13. For me, the image is so vital to my work.
    As soon as the camera clicks I just know when a specific image will work its way into a quilted textile someday.
    The perfect image doesn't come along just any day, but when it does it gets my heart racing and inspires me to create it in cloth.
    LuAnn in Oregon

  14. This is a very special piece. Stunning!

  15. I must try this technique. If it wasn't so late, I would start tonight. The weekend will be here soon, right?

    Love you quilt. Thanks for posting it.