I have been wanting to create a hooked footstool for years now, but could never seem to decide on a subject. Then a couple months ago I ran across the work of quilter Nancy Crow and got very excited about her geometrics. She takes inspiration from architecture and nature and then reinvents the shapes into gorgeous quilts.
For the last year I have been working on figuring out how to create miniature hooked portraits from photos using scraps. So for my footstool project, I decided to take a series of snapshots of our family playing on the beach and playgrounds and use them as subjects on my footstool. Taking my cue from Nancy Crow, I have been inspired by the shapes of the playground equipment to create backgrounds to nest each photo on.
So far I have completed the top of the footstool with Wade crouched down, Alexander rolling, and me peeking through a window.
Sorry for the poor quality picture but it was taken with my iPad.