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People and/or Faces Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 17
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 8

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30th weddinganniversery (for my parents) 30th weddinganniversery (for my parents)
By: Sabine Segers- van Esch, Netherlands

I made (most of) this quilt during a a quilting weekend with friends. It was a surprise for my parents who were married for 30 years. The original pattern came from a book of Wendy Vosters, but I adapted it a bit to fit in a weddingpicture, which shows they wore typical clothes for that time (1977)

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 50"

Che razza di donne siamo Che razza di donne siamo
By: donataquilts, Switzerland

I made this quilt to honor Women’s Day.

There are many races, but we all belong to the “human” race, and our differences in appearance are meaningless.
Our brains, our hearts, our feelings are absolutely similar to each other.

Applique’ quilt with beads and dimensional details.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Diamonds Are  Girl's Best Friend Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend
By: Barbie K, Colorado, USA

This may be a stretch, but my faces are in the fabric, using Bethany Renolds’ Stack ‘n Whack method to create the Kaleidoscopes. I loved this Beth Bruske Moulin Rouge fabric from David Textiles. Our Guild’shallenge was to deign a quilt around a song-“Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend” being my choice.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 80"

flower girl flower girl
By: christina fokkema, Netherlands

my teacher colette berends learnt me to make faces on her own way

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 37"

Jenny 'n' Jack Jenny ‘n’ Jack
By: Angela Huddart, United Kingdom

Created from a photo of my daughter Jennifer with the singer Jack Penate. I took a Quilt University class with Marilyn Belford where I learned her technique of portrait making.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

Lady with a Fan Lady with a Fan
By: Zlata Ratskevich, Russian Federation

Panels sewn based on the works of artist and designer George Barbier. Feathers are made of satin ribbon and dissolved sewn by hand. Ladies figure – slightly tinted pencil calico, topstitch the edge. More on the machine sewn & quilted leaves & background panels. Cap and gown – silk, hand applique.

Quilt size: width: 8,5" height: 11"

Lexa's Angel Lexa’s Angel
By: Susan Cook, Pennsylvania, USA

I made this quilt as a fundraiser and also in remembrance of my friend’s daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in December 2010.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 12"

Memories Memories
By: Birdena, Ontario, Canada

This quilt was made for a friends for her step mther for christmas. It is a compilation of children and grandchildren

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 57"

My Dad, the Sailor My Dad, the Sailor
By: Stitches, Iowa, USA

This quilt is a picture of my Dad, taken when he was 28 yrs. old, right before he was sent overseas in WWII. This is my first attempt making a portrait quilt and I took a class at Quilt University. It was something that I had wanted to do for many years. My Dad will be 98 in June and loves the quilt

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"

My Family My Family
By: My Family, West Virginia, USA

White Musical:Uncle Alan(music teacher)- Brown: Papaw Rev. Lloyd-
Blue Paisley: Sebastian- Pink: Mamaw Katherine- Burgundy:Me- Yellow:Aunt Debra – Floral Center: Mom -Purple:Sister Emily – Red: Cous. Bridget-Blue: Louie- Green: Cous. Brandon- Black Musical:Bro. Curtis(Film Composer)-Orange:Malcolm

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

my wee one my wee one
By: Catherine Parkinson, New Zealand

This quilt depicts the relationship between and mother and her new born child. There is a very special bond than can’t be broken. This is captured in this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 60"

Period Women's Fashions Period Women’s Fashions
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

This was Wendy Voster’s 2008 BOM. Paper pieced, machine pieced, appliqued, hand quilted and added embellishments. I loved working on this as I had to research each time period to learn of period fabrics/colors to chose the correct fabrics to use. I made a stiletto shoe for the label.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"

Rock Star Rock Star
By: Fabricpainter, Alberta, Canada

This is done with fabraic collage. The design was drawn onto Lutradur. Fabrics were then selected and glued down with a glue stick. Batting was 505’d to the back and a lot of thread play was done. The background was designed next, and then the top piece was Misty Fused to the background to quilted.

Quilt size: width: 18″" height: 24″"

By: Kitty, California, USA

The cartoon faces are from a book by Jean Ray Laury – Incredible Quilts for Kids of All Ages. The idea came from a Christmas card I saw once – “Merry Christmas from Santa and his Family”. I chose Santa Paula – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara – Santa Anita – and Santa Fe – to be “Santa’s Sisters”.

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 53"

Self Portrait Self Portrait
By: Janet Archibald, British Columbia, Canada

I participated in an on-line challenge – “Say Cheese” hosted by V of Bumble Beans Inc, and decided I wanted to try a monochromatic version. This was a lot of fun to do, and i have to say, I think it even looks a lot like me! (as long as you stay far far away!)

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"

Some Things Change Some Things Change
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

When I found this pattern online I knew I had to make it for my husband. I even used one of his old shirts. Many have asked if he wasn’t insulted. Quite the opposite.. he is so proud of his “portrait” wallhanging!

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Waiting In New Orleans Waiting In New Orleans
By: Nellie Durand, Tennessee, USA

This damsel’s portrait is the result of a challenge within an art group. Seven of us each contributed a piece of fabric that we thought was interesting or difficult to use. We each had a year to put them to use. It is constructed with a fabric collage technique, plus oil stick pastel details.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 24"

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This post was published on March 4th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

57 Responses to “People and/or Faces Quilts”

  1. Sue Goodin says:

    I’m currently reading the SisterChicks series.

  2. Teresa D. says:

    I love to read Marie Bostwicks Cobbled Court Quilt Circle books. I started reading them when I saw a book of hers titled “A Single Thread”. It inspired me to quilt more and heal from losing my oldest Son. As I thought I was hanging by a single thread at the time.

    My favorite quilts are the Sailor and the lady w/fan

  3. Karol B. says:

    These Quilts are fantastic. I want to make a memorie Craszy Quilt and I just hope it tirns out half as nice as these. The picture quilts aresomething to aspire too. What a honor to her Dad the Sailor. My Dad served in the Army in WWII. I will be honoring him in my quilt although he will never see it. He passed in 1990

  4. Mary Lea says:

    Beautiful quilts! I have just finished up reading the “Girl witthe Dragon Tatoo” trilogy.

  5. Edna Kidd says:

    Loved the quilts! I hope to enter a quilt in this contest soon…

  6. Sandi says:

    I just wanted to say that I loved the Sailor quilt. I think it is just the best and how cool that the maker’s dad likes the quilt and can enjoy it!

  7. Cathy says:

    I love Laura Childs books. Right now I am re-reading some of Earlene Fowler books. Thanks for the chance to win a book. Hugs

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