Isn’t this the “funn-est” quilt? Tricia made the top for her expected granddaughter and sent it to me for finishing. I love the cheerful yellow, red, and orange patchwork blocks, but I’m fascinated by the alternate squares. Tricia’s daughter and son-in-law have decorated the nursery with their favorite comic characters, Calvin and Hobbes. To follow the theme, Tricia used a specially treated fabric and her ink jet printer to make Calvin and Hobbes fabric for the alternate squares. What a great idea!
In the past, I have used photo transfer paper-backed fabric for photographs to include in quilts, but I never thought of using it for drawings like comics. This idea opens up a world of possibilities: Children’s drawings, hand-written letters, sports team logos, wedding invitations, anything that is printed on a piece of paper. Please note that fabric or projects made using copyrighted drawings like Calvin and Hobbes should not be sold; it’s just for one-of-a-kind, personal use.
Click on the picture and zoom in to observe the quilting. At Tricia’s suggestion, I used orange quilting thread for the patchwork blocks, freehanding various designs. I used off white thread to meander in the alternate cartoon squares. A curl design nicely fills the inner border, and double loops complete the outer border.
Comment with your ideas for creative ways to use Photo Fabric.