Wow! What a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I love it. So much personallity. Thank you for sharing.
What a great Quilt ! - It is so realistic. Love it. I am doing one of a wolf from a sanctuary and am hoping I get the same outcome - the realism.
OMG..please tell us how you did it. I am new to quiling and would love to make a quilt like this.
I'm glad you enjoyed Toby's portrait. To make, I started with a picture of Toby that I manipulated in Photoshop Elements to change his picture into grayscale with 6 levels of gray and "posterized" him. This gave me more defined elements to play with. I copied him to a transparency, shot him up on the wall, and traced him to the size I wanted.
Once I had the master tracing, I made a reverse copy and numbered each element by color, starting with 1 for the lightest, and 6 for the darkest. Using Steam-A-Seam Light, I traced each element to the paper side of the Steam-A-Seam, cut each element out leaving some margin to tuck pieces under each other, then pressed to the wrong side of the appropriate fabric. I kept the Steam-A-Seam on the back of all the elements until I was finished. Then I started to lay them out, using the master copy as a guide. Once I was happy with the results, I peeled the backing off the fabric and pressed. I used a piece of muslin as a background, which I later cut away before starting the thread play. After thread play, I made my quilt sandwich and did additional quilting. I showed some of this on my blog. www.bluedogtalk.blogspot.com Find the Wed, April 8th blog in archives to check it out.
Hope this helps.
Hi Amy, See I joined. Love Toby