Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mosaic of Tiffany

  A couple of summers ago I decided to make a mosaic quilt of one of my granddaughters, "Tiffany."  I had taken a picture of her up in NC the past summer and loved the colors of her very red hair and the turquoise blue dress and scarf around her neck.  She is a very beautiful young girl (spoken like a true grandmother, but actually, she is gorgeous and just as sweet as she looks) And, of course, you know that I have another blond granddaughter who is a knockout!  And, grandson? oh, my he's soooooo handsome.......(This grandmother just tells it like it is! TRULY)  (live with it!) :)
   I put the picture on my computer and "tiled" it to get the half inch grid just from her neck up.  Wow, there were over 2 thousand little squares.  It was such fun working on this project.  I started at the top of the head, and worked down, very slowly.  I had to really search to find the 75 different pink fabrics that I used in her face.
   Most of you know that you have to stand perhaps 2 room away from the picture to see her as she really is or was at that time.  The hardest part of this quilt was to decide to machine quilt over the face.......oh, my.  I still haven't done much quilting, even though I know I should.  I just hate to distort all of those little squares, as I worked so hard to have all the intersections perfectly matched!
   This was such a great fun project, I want to do another one, most likely the blond!  Wonder how much beige and tan fabric I will need for that one?  Oh, my!

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