My first portrait quilt. If you can’t tell, it’s Dolly Parton. I bought a book on how to sew portrait quilts. I borrowed a projector from a friend, and started to make my pattern. I was going to make it with all the shadows like the instruction talked about. I got all the pieces cut out, and decided I like Dolly without all the shadows. I’ve been stuck on the nose, but think I’m getting close to resolving it. She is hand appliquéd. Right now, the letters are pinned. I will start appliquéing them this evening. When it is finished, it will fit over a queen size bed. I have a basic idea of how I want the rest to continue, but as usual, I’ll be figuring it out as I go. We’ll see.
Published by jenniferquilting
A few years back my sister-in-law got me started on my first quilt. Ever since then I have been hooked in a big way. Quilting was always an idea that I was attracted to, but hadn't taken the time to dive into. The process takes me to that meditative place that art can bring into your life. I've always been a maker. Making is an important part of life. View more posts