Monday, 20 August 2012

Photos in an Irish chain quilt

Elisa, one of our exchange student from Finland, chose to have a photo quilt with Aboriginal art prints as well. At first I could not think of a design that would show both these elements off well - until I made an Irish chain quilt with embroideries - I though why not try Photos?

Each of the Aboriginal prints occurs 4 times - so that I did not get the repeats together I made 4 sections of 4 x 5 blocks each section had only one of the repeat pieces. I then added one more block for the center and pieced them together.

The photos I cropped, simplified the backgrounds and increased the color contrasts so that they printed clearly on fabric.

1 comment:

  1. I love this quilt. The pictures look so nice in the blank space of the single irish chain pattern. I will try something similar next time I make a photo quilt. Great job!


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