Saturday, March 4, 2017

Project Quilting 8.5

Hello friends,

Hope everyone is well. This week the theme is Well-dressed Man.  I have been addicted to Mad Men on Netflix.  So, I chose Don Draper (Jon Hamm).  Last year at the WI Quilt Expo, Kristy Daum had her quilt, Sherlock there. It was a pixel quilt. She took a photo and uploaded it to pic2pat and it created a pattern for cross stitch but she turned it into a quilt.  I have wanted to try this but never had a subject until now.

I took this picture and did the pic2pat
Then I had to find fabric. I actually had to buy fabric for this one.  Not once but twice.  The first time I made this I measured wrong . Each square was to measure 1.5 by 1.5.  So my thinking was 1.5+1.5 equals three, it doesn't it equals 2.5 when you take away the seam allowance.  Nothing was matching up so I decided to start over . So off to the quilt store again to buy more fabric.  
 Did I do it right the second time? Of course not. The brown I had chosen was way too dark and he look like a scary skeleton.

 He still does look a little scary up close but if you squint you can see his figure better.

He measures about 27x27.
Linking up to project quilting.  Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings, 
Amy


8 comments:

  1. You are brave to make your own pixle pattern! Nice!

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    1. Thank Janie! It was actually a lot of fun!

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  2. 1.5 squares!! Wow! I really love the idea you had and from far, you are right - it really does look like the picture. Isn't Mad Men amazing? I binge watched the entire thing recently. I just couldn't stop!! :-)

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    1. Luckily I made a hybrid pixel and made strips where I could. 758 squares would have made too many seams. Yikes! I loved Mad Men and binge watched it too. Now I am back to Gilmore Girls for the 4th time.

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  3. I've always wanted to try this technique. Great idea! I love Mad Men too.

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  4. Great job! I love the story behind this and so glad you didn't give up! Are you going to try a 3rd time?

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    1. Third time was the charm. I think I would like to make a bigger one sometime. Thanks for a great challenge Kim!

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