Monday 20 August 2012

I'm back

After a manic couple of months sewing this quilt I feel like I am back to normal.  You know when you think you have plenty of time to finish a project and then you get the flu and everything goes to hell - well that was me.  As soon as I realised I was not going to make the deadline I relaxed and the rest of the process became easier.

I started planning this project about a year ago.  My nieces 21st was coming up and she suggested I make her a quilt using the Birth of Venus but with her face.  As usual I said no problem, but then of course I had to make it.

For those not familiar with the painting this is it -

As it is a very wide painting not suitable for a quilt I cropped it to this size -

I think this gave the most attractive bits for the quilt.

Then I had to draft the pattern and use my nieces face -

So this is the finished quilt.  I don't think it turned our too badly.  A lot of the detail I did with quilting as to piece would have been too fiddley.  I probably would not have chosen the fabrics I did if I was just sewing a quilt of squares but I think they quite accurately reflect the colours of the painting.

It is called Birth of Nikita - hope she likes it.


  1. Wow! Michelle, this is unbelievably beautiful and so true to the painting. You captured your niece's beautiful smile so well. I LOVE it!

  2. You never cease to completely amaze me with your talent!!!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

  3. I think it is amazing. I would hae never thought someone could do that. Did she like it?
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