Brand*Eye Portrait Quilt

Aug 26, 2021 | Quilt

I have been a big fan of the quilt artist Luke Haynes for several years and I was so excited to see that he offered a virtual quilting class. The 6 week class walked us through his process for making a very awesome portrait quilt. He is having another class, so I highly suggest you follow him on Instagram and sign up for it! @entropies

I started with this photo taken by Traci Elaine and turned it into a quilt!

Photo of me in the living room by Traci Elains

I used the photo above and did some photoshop wizardry and made it into this to use as a template.

Portrait template
Cutting out each section

The process is very tedious, but it’s really fun to watch it come to life. You cut each shade in the template and then you use it to cut a different color of fabric to make the design.

View from my sewing machine, quilting in progress.

There are 7 colors of fabric in the portrait. 5 in the face and hair and then I decided to make my shirt green so I used two more. The background fabric is a vintage piece of screen printed silk.

Finished portrait quilt of me
Portrait quilt hanging in my craft room with my handmade pillows
The quilt back was made with leftover fabric from other quilts
My wooden tags.

What do you think? I am very pumped with how it came out and am already thinking of what to make next with this technique.

*Brandi

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Blog Categories

Join My Newsletter!

The Latest From Brand*Eye Home

just be quilt collection

just be quilt collection

The 'Just Be' collection is a series of handmade quilts using fabrics that I already have. During the long year + we have been laying low and stuck inside I decided to work through my fabric stash. I made and am still making cool quilts using my personal...

Winter indoor bulbs-DIy

Winter indoor bulbs-DIy

By now you know I am a huge fan of flowers. But did you know you can force bulbs indoors? You can plant paperwhite bulbs inside to bloom this winter and it's actually very easy. I bought these bulbs at Primex in Glenside, PA. If you haven't been there yet, you have...