Sunday, May 7, 2017

Steady As They Go

As mentioned in an earlier post, I was captivated by a quick photo taken by my friend of her parents while out shopping. They have been married for over seventy years. Her mom uses a cane, but her dad steadies himself by holding on to her pocketbook strap. There was just something so endearing about that photo that it made me smile and ask permission to turn it into an art quilt. The finished piece measures eighteen by twenty-four.

I'm glad it is completed as I have been asked to do a short talk later this week at my guild explaining my process of turning a photo into an art quilt. My process is always evolving, and I did a few things a bit differently in this piece than in previous ones. In my next post, I'll discuss some of those things and talk about an app that was new to me which made it super simple to create the perfect label for this piece.


  1. Very sweet quilt! I can see why you were attracted to that photo.

  2. Hello Janice, Your veteran quilt is lovely, it's great that in America the quilters do this kind of thing. I never read about anything like that in England. I love your quilt of your friend's parents, the detail is great and it's such a good idea. I shall look forward to your tutorial as I have several photos that I've love to make up. Regard Mandy

  3. Wow Janice-this came out wonderfully!!
    Cannot wait until tomorrow for the 'dazzle!' Susan R

  4. Terrific that you piece is finished and how special that you are sharing how you turned a photo into a finished quilt! Was to go!

  5. This quilt is great! I especially loved your description of the couple.
    kfstitcher Karen Fitzpatrick