1937 My Mum and brothers

posted by Leilani Banyai
Tue, Nov 13 2012


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Worked from an old family photo. Originally in black and white. I did in sepia tones with with a flash of red for the bow on the dress.

It's almost finished. Just trying to decide how to quilt the large pavement space. Any ideas?

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Spudgrandma wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 1:57 PM

That is beautiful!

Debbie-do wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 2:24 PM

Wonderful job!  how about cobblestones?

Goldiegate wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 4:23 PM

I was going to suggest cobblestones too but also brick, like used brick.

Also you could quilt the road to look like crushed rock giving it texture but use a slightly darker color.  You don't' want to take attention away from the people.

Beautiful job!

Susie wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 5:14 PM

Awesome!  How did you convert the photo to a quilt pattern?

chocake2 wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 6:39 PM

As alwasy, I am in awe of your work!

ls2116 wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Tue, Nov 13 2012 9:46 PM

Wow!  I'm amazed and speechless your quilting ability is a gift!

Karen D wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Wed, Nov 14 2012 5:20 AM

Stunning! It looks so like a photograph of the 1930's.

Quilty18 wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Wed, Nov 14 2012 2:13 PM

Awesome is the right word....

Barbara wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Thu, Nov 15 2012 3:45 AM

this is truly beautiful . You have made it look so real . Fantastic job.

Sandy wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Fri, Nov 16 2012 7:54 AM

I love your quilt. It tells it's own story when you look at it..great job!!!

Darcy wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Wed, Nov 21 2012 3:17 PM

Did you take the old photo and photo shop it to Sepia and then what? Did you take it to a copy shop or printer and have it blown up?  

I just love all of that you've done and would like to learn to do this.  Have you taken a class somewhere or are you one of those incredably talented people that just does these things with no help?

Leilani Banyai wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Fri, Nov 23 2012 9:16 PM

I bring up the photo on Paintbrush programme on  the computer. I can enlarge it there. Then I trace it onto paper.

The original photo was black and white. I chose to do it in sepia colour.

Steph wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Sat, Dec 1 2012 11:01 PM

wow, speechless and in awe!!

Aleta wrote re: 1937 My Mum and brothers
on Wed, Aug 28 2013 4:32 PM

Beautiful!  I want to do an old family photo art quilt with thread painting; I've had some experience with thread painting myself, but not as good as yours!  Anyway, you've inspired me to go ahead and do my family photo quilt.  Great job on all of your quilts!

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