When V at Bumble Beans came up with a challenge to make a portrait quilt I was intrigued with the idea. I had a few reservations about my ability to accomplish this, but what’s the worst thing that could happen? So I chose a picture with a cheesy grin, enlarged it and printed it. I did play with a few effects in a photo editing program, but came back to the original.
I covered it with freezer paper and traced the basics. Looks a little freaky with no eyes!
I didn’t want to get too overwhelmed with decisions, so I pulled some dotted fabrics and this is what I have so far. No worries about shadows and light. I just wanted to go through the process, come up with something that looked like a person and it does. But, does it look like me? A little helmet-headed, but it’s a start!
You can see the progress of some very talented contributors at Say Cheese!. There’s always room for more if you want to join!