Since one of my passions is Quilting, I thought today I would share one of my favorite quilts. I finished this quilt in April of 2007. Of course my subject just happens to be my grandaughter! Her father took this picture of her sleeping in the back of his car, and I thought it would be perfect to do a portrait quilt from the picture. I have always admired the work of Susan Carlson, so armed with her book and some advice from a couple friends, I began the journey. My local quilt store happened to have the very same fabric in stock as the pillow my grandaughter was sleeping against in the car. What a find! Her yellow shirt was built from some yardage by Phil Beaver. This quilt was such fun to make. I don't know if the picture shows it or not, but once you have laid down all your bits and pieces of fabric, you cover it all with tulle to hold it down, then do your quilting.
So above is the original picture I started with, and below I will feature the finished quilt. The quilt ended up being gifted to my daughter and it now hangs proudly in our baby store. I call the quilt "Taylor at Her Best" - appropriately named because she is such a chatter box! I'm sure when she is sleeping is the only time she is quiet and still.