Friday, March 21, 2014

Kids Artwork Quilt

In our family, we choose names, so in 2013, I drew my sister in law, Diana's name!  She wanted me to make her a quilt with her kids artwork on it. I asked her for color laser copies of their artwork.  I photo transferred their drawings to Jacquard Fabric Sheets that are backed with paper.  I had great artwork to inspire me along the way.  This is not the kinda work that I usually do, so this was a huge challenge for me.  My goal was to get it done before Spring and I made the deadline!
This is about 36" long by 24" across. I trimmed the frames, from the first photo.  Every photo transfer was fused with Mistyfuse.  Flowers were cut on a Sizzix Die Cutting Machine - Big Shot.  She wanted it to be problem!  The background is a Hoffman Fabrics blue stripe.

The quilt was fused to black wool blended felt.  I needed to square it up, before I added the backing felt, and free motion machine quilted it.  So, on my table, I used wide painters tape to create a straight line.

So, I lined up the upper portion to the straight line, and cut the sides, using a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat.

I tried out a few different colors of wool blended felt for the backing, but this green just spoke to me!  I placed 3 pins on the piece, and started the free motion machine quilting in black thread.  I soon realized that with all of that white, it needed some white thread.  I must confess, that I haven't used white thread in years.

Whimsey Art Quilt finished!  I am so happy with how it turned out!

Some closeups of the artwork!

What a wonderful keepsake to preserve these little works of art!

So charming!

A rain storm, hearts and a butterfly!

Spring is in the Air!

Free motion machine quilting - so you can see it from the back!

The label made from the negative of the Sizzix flower die.  Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, and Happy Spring to Diana!  Sending love to you and your family!


  1. What a beautiful and fun- forever quilt! Love it!

  2. This is absolutely adorable! You just "fused" your art with the kids art!


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