"I am not an artist, how can I make a portrait?"
"I cannot draw a straight line how can I make a portrait?"
"Its just too much work to make a portrait quilt!"
"I dont have the patience to work for months on a portrait quilt!"
If you think any of the above, here's an answer to your questions.
ABOUT face is a book that takes you step by step through the process of selecting a photograph, editing it, choosing the right fabric and actually making it into a quilt!
In this book, I will give you an extensive step-by-step that will make you comfortable and help you create your first portrait quilt!
Why did I write the book?
There are a lot of books out there by talented quilters that will guide you to make a portrait quilt. Why did I decide to write my book?
I am one of you! I had been quilting only for FOUR years when I made my first portrait quilt! And I was making it using the raw edge applique method.
I was terrified!
I could not remember why I started it! It had more than 3500 pieces. I had to cut every piece thrice! Once from the template, once from the fusible webbing and once from the fabric! It took me 3 long months to make it. At times it looked like it was going to take forever! When I finished it, I was happy and proud of making a portrait quilt and yet knew in my heart that if it took this long to make, I was never making another one!
I think I only completed it because it was a gift for my husband and his family. Dada Ajoba was a person who has been the inspiration for all Dandekars. We owe everything to him and his undying spirit.
That is when ABOUT face was born! I wanted a method that was easy, did not require any special material and something that absolutely anyone can make!
That's when I made the iQuilt.
This quilt was a turning point in my life and my career!
I made this one in just 7 days! And I only worked for about 2 hours everyday!
I knew I had to share my technique with everyone. It took me one whole year to actually gather the courage to write the book. But when it was done, I was so happy!
Why should you buy the book?
Because, it will make the process of making a portrait quilt not just easy to do, but also enjoyable.
Because, it will give you a sense of satisfaction almost immediately.
Because, it will take away the fear of making a portrait from your minds.
Because, it make making portraits FUN!
Where can you buy the book?
You can buy my eBook on Craftsy. Click here to go to my pattern page and buy eBook.
Dont forget to share your quilt across social media using the hashtag #ABOUTface. I will love to see it!