I have wanted to make a portrait quilt for a long time now - but how to go about it? I have books - but it has seemed totally intimating. But thanks to Luke for guiding me through the initial steps look what I have made - I'll show you how it all came together.
Here is the photo I wanted to use.
Guess what Bunny #1's favorite color is .....
I love how the hair is starting to come together.
And here it is finished (above) but I just was not happy with the eyes. The left one pops but the right one seems lost.
So I went off the grid and started to experiment - adjusting the eyes ....
... and I finally finished on this version of things. I'm so pleased with it. You can see how big it is too - it is lying on a 24 x 36" cutting mat. A HUGE thank you to Luke for showing me how he constructs portraits - it was more than helpful to be walked through the process in person.
Now I just have to make the back for this quilt which I intend to make out of her old pajamas .... yes I've kept them all waiting to find the perfect project for them (I don't know how my husband puts up with me!!!)