Leni Wiener described her technique for transforming photographs into art quilts in “Creating Figures in Fabric,” on page 14 of the February/March 2010 issue of Quilting Arts. Here’s an example of how she created another one of the elements in her quilt, “Brown Bag Lunch”: the man’s blue shirt.
|The tracing paper template of the shirt section. Working from the photo, values have been assigned to the different colors, and the outlines traced.|
The tracing paper template has been placed over the cut fabric pieces, and the fabrics rearranged as needed to align with the template.
|The completed shirt section, with the fabric pieces glued in place.|
|To check placement, the original rough tracing of the main figure has been placed over the two completed sections (face and shirt).|