Using Children’s Line Drawings as Quilt Blocks

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos with the Line Drawings Mantle Scarf on Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Show

I’ve been keeping this project a secret for a while but I can finally share it with you!! First, you need to meet my triplets. Here’s a photo from the way back machine.

Angela Huffman with her three kids

They are in college now but back when they were small they would spend hours drawing and I’ve saved a number of my favorite little line drawings from them. This is one of my favorite photos ever of my kidlets. Notice that BirdMan’s little boots are on the wrong feet. Don’t you love that? 🙂

Angela Huffman's three kids in raincoats, rain boots, and an umbrella

Their line drawings make my heart melt and I wanted to find a way to preserve them and render them in thread. So, I made a mantle scarf featuring the line drawings from my triplets that were special to me and I love the way it turned out. Here’s a photo of the mantle scarf on the set of the Love of Quilting show. Look closely and you’ll see the floor director peeping out from behind!

Angela Huffman and Sara Gallegos with the Line Drawings Mantle Scarf on Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Show

This technique is a free motion embroidery technique using bobbin work and pearl embroidery thread. I set them on point for the mantle scarf and quilted it on my APQS Millennium.

APQS Millie Longarm Machine with Line Drawings Mantle Scarf Quilt on the Frame

Take a look at the promo video for this episode. I can’t wait to see the full show! This episode should start airing on PBS across the country starting in July. Check your local listings with your PBS station to see when it will air. Click here to find your local PBS station! If you live in Kentucky, Southern Indiana, or Southern Ohio and receive KET2, you can watch this episode of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting on Monday October 8, 2018 at 11:30am EST on KET2. You will also be able to watch the episode on Saturday December 15 at 11:30am on KET. The episode is #3213 Kiddos & Bobbins.

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