Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Star Struck

Quilt #71

Back to documentation and back to more quilts I made as a result of challenges.

Star Struck
Star Struck was made in answer to our guild's 2006 challenge “Up Close and Personal” to make a portrait, using any techniques, any fabrics, any embellishment. The name of the person was to appear on the quilt top.

work in progress
 I took these photos when my granddaughter, Emma, was visiting over Christmas 2005. The plastic interlocking stars were a hit and she wore them around her neck, in her hair and on her nose.

Emma likes having her picture taken

The head is all raw edge appliqued and the edges where all covered with a small zigzag stitch using invisible nylon thread.I used prints along with the solids for some added interest.

A little paint added the highlights on the stars. 

paint highlights
The bottom border is made up of the above pictures covered in brown organza and edged with a plaid fabric to give a feel of a film strip.

brown organza over photo transfer
Her name, as well as the other borders were pieced from my hand-dyed muslin.

A simple grid pattern was quilted in the background and a few shiny plastic beads, similar to the stars in the pictures, were added as embellishments.

The fabric used in the background was also used for the back of the quilt and the binding.
Name, quilting, binding
Using a photo program, I changed the original photo into a sketch and typed the quilt history over it.
 Here's a picture of some of the other challenges at the Quilt Show.

Up Close and Personal Challenge entries


Quilt Name: Star Struck

Description: Appliqued portrait, photo transfers on cotton and pieced borders
Pattern: original
Size: 33” x 31”
Fabrics: 100% cotton, hand-dyed muslin, organza
Predominant colours: black, brown, peach
Construction Techniques: raw-edge appliqued, piecing, photo transfers
Back: 100% cotton print
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Machine quilted
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: Yes
Label: Yes
Date completed: April,2006
Inspiration: Photo
Appraised: No
Quilt History: This quilt was displayed in the Kirkland Lake Mile of Gold Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show in May 2006 and took second place in competition at Quilt Day 4 (2007) in Timmins, ON.
Maker: Terry Whyte

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