Saturday, January 09, 2016

Let's dust this thing off...

Hello there! It looks like the old blog needs some updating, but for now, meet the new man in my life. He's so cute, he needs his own portrait quilt, right?

Since my last post (over two years ago...what a slacker!) we've acquired a new son-in-law, bought a house and were blessed with a grandson. I sorta like him.

We moved into our house about a month ago and I now have the space to resume a more normal sewing life. It's downright palatial compared to the RV we've lived in for the last three years! In celebration, I'm participating in Project Quilting again. (Thanks Kim!)

The first challenge is "Confetti". Our daughter and son-in-law revealed the gender of this cutie patootie by putting blue confetti inside black balloons and the grandparents-to-be and assorted others popped the balloons. Seemed like a logical inspiration for this challenge.

This little portrait started with a posterized photo printed on fabric.

An easy way to print on fabric is to use full sheet shipping labels like these:

Just press the label to your fabric, trim to size and send it through the printer.

That gives a nice foundation to lay out thousands of tiny pieces of fabric. Okay, maybe hundreds...a lot anyway.  It's similar to paint by number which is cool when you're not an artist. (Is that cheating?) I used a light coat of spray adhesive to adhere the fabric "confetti" and quilted it free motion style with clear thread both top and bottom. The whole process was actually much easier than I thought it would be which translates into more fun for me! Yay!

The link up for Project Quilting is here. Lots of nifty things to see. 

Thanks for reading this's good to be back!

I'm linking to Whoop Whoop Friday at Sarah's blog and Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She


  1. Welcome back, Vicki! I've missed your blog posts!! Congratulations on that new grandbaby - they're so much fun! I'm up to three now...

    1. Hi Sarah! I need to start reading blogs again to see what I've been missing.


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