Monday, July 05, 2010

Janets Quilt

I have been busy this week with the twins while their parents, my daughter and her husband, are in North Carolina. It has been a fun filled week of popsicles, ponytails, and giggling. I can't believe how fun it has been and how good they both are, although still busy. I am sure I will be exhausted by Tuesday night when they pick them up. 

Since one event seemed to flow into the next I never really got a chance to post the quilt I made for Janets birthay party. I had asked her kids to write her a letter and I even recieved some artwork from one of her grandchildren. Her husband had sent me a CD with pictures and I scanned them into the computer, did a bit of clean up on Photoshop and then printed them onto fabric. There are several ways to get your images onto fabric, one of them being this preprepared, packaged fabric sheets which allow you to print any image through your computer onto them.  The trick to photo quilts is being able to add fabric and arrange the images throughout the quilt and keep it square. There are no patterns so it is all about laying it out and filling in. I was challenging and very rewarding to be a part of their families love for each other. I found myself enjoying the process so much. As the quilt started to come together I got more and more excited. Here we are, Janet crying as I explained the elements and her husband held it up at the party, what a great time we had!

I also signed with a licensing agent this last week. I huge decision that was not made lightly. I am totally committed to making this work and very excited. As images are selected for products I will be posting it so I can share it with everyone.  I feel behind already since I have to organize and number all my artwork and images, that is NO easy task for someone who has been painting and drawing for so many years. 

Yesterday was the fourth of July, Independence Day! We had everyone over for a barbeque and swimming and it was a great day. The weather was wonderful, not too hot and a cool breeze I will post pictures later.


Joan said...

The twins are so adorable!! I like your idea for the quilt. I once did a t-shirt for my mother's 65th birthday. I sent everyone in the family a pink fabric heart and a fabric pen and asked them each to draw something or write a message to her. It came out so great and she loved it.

Beth Parker said...

What a wonderful friend you are, Desiree! The quilt is really wonderful!

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