Saturday, March 27, 2010

March Interpret This

Eyes Wide Open
16 x 12
Photo transfer on cotton and organza,  machine piecing, applique and quilting, hand embroidery

This is my interpretation of the March photo shown below.  You can read more about it on the Interpret This blog and see other quilters' versions in the coming days.

Photo transfer was the technique I used for this interpretation.  I took many photos of my old doll, edited them in Photoshop to select the head and provide a solid background, increased the saturation by 25 %, and printed them on cotton and ExtravOrganza by Jacquard.  Then I began arranging them until I found something I thought worked, and added the quotation, also printed on organza.

I chose not to use a binding, and used a facing technique I read somewhere that puts squares folded into triangles in the corners.  I don't recommend it, because it creates too much bulk.  Next time, I'll go back to having a join in the center of the sides.


jenclair said...

Love the quotation and your choice of images for this challenge. Great job, Kay!

Barbara C said...

What a striking quilt. The colors and images are very bold, and the message is tender and thoughtful. It really grabs my attention.

Nellie's Needles said...

Your interpretation is so personal ... even though the original photograph is yours.

Wonderfully done. Brava!

Frances Arnold said...

I love what you did with this!! Looking at the photo, I couldn't imagine what you would come up with.

Rian said...

You'll have to share your "join in the center of the sides" facing technique. I have no idea what this means. I face, and I join at the corners. Maybe I am missing something!

Love your Eyes Wide Open piece.

Liz said...

Very nicely done. I am so intrigued by the different ways your group is interpreting this photo. Love the quote and it is perfect for your pictures.