Friday, March 8, 2013

Image Play-February

This month, Christina and I decided to pick images for each other. Here is what she chose for me.

Photo by j.caron via Flickr

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I didn't want to do the obvious thing, which would be to make house quilt blocks in similar colors.  I remembered that one day while driving around I came across this neighborhood, and from where my car was, you could see the rooftops of all the houses.  So I packed up my camera and set out for a little scenic photo shoot.

Here is my original picture

So now I had the image, what the heck do I do with it?!  I several ideas, all of which didn't pan out.  So I started playing around with the idea of making it black and white and then transferring it to fabric somehow.

I used the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess to transfer my image to some white kona cotton.  And I have to say, I love the distress effect it gives the photo.  After it was dry I decided that I wanted to define the lines of the picture a little more.

And once I started, I couldn't stop.  I started adding little swatches from my scrap bucket.

I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  It was definitely a 'let's see how this goes' type of deal.  I haven't decided what I am going to do with it yet.  I kind of like all of the threads hanging off of it though.

I can't wait to see what next month's image is!  Such a great way to be creative.

Happy Friday!


  1. I think this was such a creative approach. And the scraps you added so far are super fun. I love the high contrast you created with your bright stitching.

  2. this is stunning! I really love it!

  3. I love it! What a fantastic idea. I love how you interpreted the photo. Now I want to make one like it...

  4. Freaking amazing!!!!! I love the transfer idea by itself, and then you added all this awesome bright stitching and scraps!! Awesome!!! Can't wait to try this.