Wednesday 9 May 2012

Family Memories

When I started doing faces for my Harry Potter quilt about 5 years ago - I always wanted to extend this into the real world - well into quilt blocks of real people not just fictional characters.

Before I go any further I have to admit that my Harry Potter quilt (or should I say quilts as both my kids want one) is still not finished.  I revisit it as often as I can but it very exhausting as the faces take a long time and are very complex.

Which brings us to today.  I made this for my dad for his 80th birthday late last year.  It is a portrait of his mum.  There was meant to be one of his dad as well but I am still not happy with the pattern so it remains undone.  Not enough hours in the day.

This is the photo I used.  It is a good one to use, as all the features are clear which is crucial when drafting the pattern.  Sometimes when designing a pattern for a face I try several different photos of the same face before I am happy with the result.  I think for Harry Potter I did about 10.  Anyway I digress.

This is the finished block, which I turned into a wall hanging.  I think she looks young and beautiful.

Dad was very happy with the result.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Old Patterns - revisted

I am trying to load all my old patterns onto my blog.  As I am re-formatting them this is taking a long time.  Until they are complete - you can get most of them at which has many other amazing patterns as well as mine.

Today I have loaded Harry Potter.  The pattern can be found on the Harry Potter page.

Monday 7 May 2012

Yo ho ho and really bad eggs

Captain Jack Sparrow
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Captain Jack Sparrow is by far my favourite pirate ever portrayed on the Silver Screen.  His quirky affectations as portrayed by Johnny Depp makes him come across as a bit of a fool but this couldn't be further from the truth.

This is Captain Jack from 'On Stranger Tides'.  He is missing his piece of 8 coin from his head scarf which he removed in the third movie - 'At Worlds End'

The pattern will soon be available on the Movie characters page as well as on where it is free for private use and is not to be used for commercial purposes.