A Tribute Banner
One of Pedro’s favorite TV shows is Murder, She Wrote (MSW), a detective series from the 80s and 90s starting Angela Lansbury. We watched a lot of that type of show growing up because Bia has always been into mystery story lines. Like most things I make for Pedro, I’m not really sure how the idea got started, but once it was there I couldn’t not make an attempt at it. In this case, an embroidered portrait of Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher (the main character of MSW) done somewhat in a style you sometimes see on posters for political figures or dictators.
I didn’t free hand draw the outline of Jessica, I just found a picture of her I liked and put a piece of paper on my computer screen and traced it. Then outlined it in marker and scanned it in so I could make it giant. So this:
Which then turned into this:
It was raining so I had to use indoor lights, and the red is hard to photograph in the first place. I used a red cotton sateen and some pre-made blanket binding in an appropriately bloody color (it’s probably supposed to be tie-dye…). The bottom edges got stretched out over time because they’re cut on an angle, next time I make something with this shape I’ll probably try to piece the fabric so it’s easier to handle. At first I was going to do a flag, but then I came across this wall hanging on etsy and knew I had to make a banner instead. The proportions of mine aren’t quite how I wanted, it seems too wide, but this is for Pedro so I don’t really care.
Here are some close ups:
I don’t fell like I put a ton of effort into the random patterns that I make so I give them for free, but still please link back to me and share if you make something from my patterns!