Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Thank you Michael Palin….


I am always amazed at where inspiration can come from.   This past week, my husband and I were watching the Michael Palin documentary about the  Sahara Dessert, and up came this wonderful shot of a great camel.   My sweet husband immediately paused the show so that I could use my phone to take a photo of the TV screen….

photoI opened the photo in Photoshop and applied the “posterize”  function and came up with this…..


Next, I covered the photo with a piece of “overhead projector” paper and traced this out with a sharpie……


I picked out some fabrics and fused these three pieces together, traced the basic lines with a blue washable pen…..


I added a piece of interfacing to the back of the fabric and started stitching….._3272070

At this point, my work life has taken over and I haven’t had time to get back to him, but I cant wait for a few minutes to add a bit more personality to him.

It is a bit daunting to work on because I know that I can so easily ruin the picture by simply using the wrong thread or shading the wrong area!!  Having said that I am doing the most important thing……


…….HAVING FUN!!!!!


Hope you are having fun too!!

2 thoughts on “Thank you Michael Palin….

  1. Wow! That looks like it's going to be very cool. Also, given that the documentary that inspired you was by Michael Palin, I really think that the word “Camelot” needs to be in the quilt's title. 🙂

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