Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fabric Picture


 Here is a picture that I printed on fabric for a gift for my son.
I used EQ fabric sheets that you can buy at http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/category/printables/

My sister has experimented with fabric pictures for many years.
She has given away many wonderful gifts such as purses, pillows, wall-hangings, and postcards over the years.
What started me on this project is my printer is getting old and won't print on glossy paper anymore, but will print on matte paper.  
I didn't have any matte photo paper to print on and remembered my printable fabric that has been waiting to be used.  
Why spend money when you can try something different with something you already have!
One thing leads to another and I ended up machine quilting the border around my son's picture and I framed it with a black picture frame.
Since I have finished my picture project, my printer has been telling me that it's tired and wants to retire.
So my printer is wants to retire and I just bought new ink cartridges!
Oh Well!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

5 comments:

shez said...

wow Kay lynne this is a stunning piece of work,well done and thankyou for your advice on my new machine,enjoy your sunday.xx

P. said...

That is SO cool! Sometimes necessity makes for the better outcome!

Carol said...

Hi Kay, what a wonderful gift you made for your son! Clever of you to use what's on hand and I'm glad it worked out so well!

Yes, I know it's been a long time since I have been in touch. Last year was a very difficult year. Mom passed away and then I was busier than anything with Executrix work. It's still in progress. But I'm working at picking up my normal routine now visiting blogs I have missed.

Glad to visit your blog and see your lovely work!

Gra said...

Beautiful work!!

Pam said...

Love the fabric photo. Sometimes those experiments turn out to be some of our best work. I think that is the case here.

And Oh Yes, printers always die just after you spend a fortune on ink cartridges. That happened to me not too long ago. The printer and new cartridges were donated to Goodwill. Maybe someone can use them.