Jolene Has Me Worried

jolene2My 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.

2 thoughts on “Jolene Has Me Worried

  1. This is inspired! It really made me smile- when I was 2 years old my mum said it was the only song I would ever sing. Haha having a dolly quilt would be quite something 🙂 can you recommend the book?

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    1. Amy, THANKS! The book is “Step-by-Step Portrait Art Quilts”, by Margaret Bucklew. I didn’t really follow the direction. That’s usually how it goes with me. I started to, but I didn’t want this to be a hang on the wall quilt. I want it to be one that you use. So I hand appliquéd the pieces. The book machine appliqués. I only want my quilting stitches to show, and I want those to be free motion. I’m also not using the shadows. This is complicating the nose. I might use a little embroidery for the nose. I’m glad I got the book, and may try another portrait using the instructions. I can’t stop singing Jolene. I mean, I’m singing it all the time.

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