The Camera Quilt is finally finished! It was a long project, over a year to make. It started out with a little inspiration – reading, taking pictures, looking at fabric, surfing blogs. I sketched some cameras then drew them to scale and designed a camera template.
I learned to applique and started with one block.
One block turned into eight, learning new stitches for applique on my machine as I went.
Then I went back to the graph paper to do a little more math – ratios and percentages and scale drawings – to make a giant pieced camera.
Next came the photo blocks – looking at my own pictures to design photos from photos. With some more calculations, colouring and drawing, I finalized a layout and put it all together.
Here’s the finished top:
Then I sent it off to the long-arm quilter, who did some amazing custom quilting and turned it into this:
I just added a solid blue binding to match the piping and finish it off!