Back in 2005, we took a family vacation to Paris and took this photo of our daughter Jenny…..
I used this as the pattern and made this quilt……
I had never been entirely happy with Jenny’s body and couldn’t figure out why. I hung the quilt on our stairs back in January and after looking at it for a couple of weeks realized that the problem was that there was no shading on her legs or arms.
So, one quiet Sunday back in February I took the quilt off the wall and pulled out some fabric paints and decided to try fixing the shading.
It did NOT work!!! Having said that, I was ok with the shading on her legs. So I put it aside and decided to leave it for another day.
Since I have had some unexpected time on my hands, I made this my first project.
I couldn’t find the right shades of fabric so I ended up taking one fabric and painting it to make several different shades. I then cut out the shapes and fused them into place, adding a bit of quilting to hold it together.
It is still not exactly what I was wanting, but I do think that it is a lot better than it used to be!!!
Now to find another project……