In our last installment, I put photos of quilts that are about 70" wide onto fat-quarters of organic cotton sateen, with the help of Spoonflower.com. I downsized each image to about 6" across. Here's the fat-quarter with images of my Los Angeles quilt. Before cutting it up, it fit 8 photos, plus four partial images along the top.
I decided to make the reprints into individual wallhangings, and this time I not only added borders, but also quilted around each building with "invisible" monofilament thread. Here's a finished Chicago wallhanging, 10" wide including borders:
The original quilt had embroidered fireworks, which barely showed in the copies. So I did a wee bit of hand-sewing with metallic and rayon threads, beads and sequins.
The next photo shows the LA quilt in progress. I used one of the image fragments from my Spoonflower fat-quarter to test tension and threads - it's on the upper left. Then I went into the l quilt and outlined all the structures.
Patched and added a loop:
The finished quiltlet:
PS If you're interested in learning my techniques for making city quilts, my booklet, "Log Cabin Skyscrapers and Modern Quilt Buildings" is available in my etsy shop, here.