Today I am whooping it up about something that is only a tiny step forward in my next priority finish, but took me many hours over several days to accomplish.
This is the first final-form quilting template (on golden threads paper) of a set of 9 cameos for a personalized commission quilt featuring Lori's beloved German Shepard, Aliya.
I am not an artist! Any drawing task is excruciatingly slow and involves a large amount of eraser. I should invest in a company. . . ;D (I'm also thinking the Black Pearl that Barbara shared about might be better for this waxy paper than the white pencil erasers I have.)
I made these by using this tutorial to edit digital photos at the free online app, PIXLR, so that they were as close to coloring book images as possible. Sized them up, printed them out, and traced in the lines I thought I'd like with a fine-tip Sharpie. Then I keep the photo file open in front of me and tape a sheet of the Golden Threads on top so I can trace the lines I really want. Pencil is an absolute must, because I have to erase lots and LOTS. It's tricky to capture a good likeness and the gist of her markings in a way that plays nice with stitchability and with the compression/loft effect of batting.
So I'm super happy that this finished template succeeded and really whooping it up that the customer's reaction upon seeing it was, "OMG I'm so excited!" :D
Linking up at
Jennifer's Wed Wait Loss WIPs
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