Monday, June 01, 2009

Weaving new threads

I became a grandmother just a few weeks ago, and I am absolutely delighted about this new identity!
I chose a picture of me holding the brand-new baby, and I did a simple line drawing from it. I then screenprinted the drawing on fabric. 


Of course, there had to be a heart somewhere on my quilt. 
Then, a list of things I would like to share some day with this little being (there was not enough space on the piece of fabric for the whole list...). 

I thought adding a few beads here and there was very appropriate for a little girl.
I chose almost the same colour scheme for this quilt as for my previous 12x12 quilt... Did you say "Identity"?

This is the picture I used as the source for my line drawing...

And don't forget to have a look at the Twelve by Twelve blog to see the other "Identity" quilts!

12 comments:

Kristin L said...

Sweet! I got it right away. Enjoy your new identity. :-)

Pat said...

Lovely lovely quilt. Your self-portrait is great!

Doreen G said...

What a wonderful way to interpret the photo Francoise--the quilt is absolutely beautiful as is the little princess in the photo.

Ali Honey said...

I could tell that was your silhoutte even before I read your words. Wow!

What a darling wee girl, you are so lucky. Enjoy!

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful baby and beautiful grandmother! Enjoy!!! It´s the most wonderful thing to be; a grandmother I think !!!

viviane said...

Cela te va très très bien ! et voilà déjà un quilt en souvenir des premiers instants.
a+

artfilstitch said...

A beautiful combination of sweet baby, beautiful grandmother and quilt designed with "Love from the Heart".
Liz

MargaretR said...

What a proud grandma and a beautiful baby. That quilt is the one I love most of all your work, there's a lot of love in it I think.

n a t s u m i said...

This is very beautiful quilt. I love the heart at the right bottom. Feels warm..

linda stokes said...

beautiful Francoise! Love the way you've translated the photo into your quilt.

nicolette said...

It’s really beautiful Françoise! Lopve the quilted heart!

Joanna van said...

Congratulations Francoise! Lovely idea that you can even pass on to your grandchild. Very lovely!