A class challenge to make a quilt that uniquely expressed who we were. There were a lot of quilts with phototransfers and pictures of 'favorite things' and activities, but I wanted to do something that was REALLY uniquely me. It struck me that nothing is more unique than a retinal scan or a fingerprint. Since I have no idea what a retinal scan looks like, I blew up my fingerprint to about 18x30" and then cut out pieces the right sizes and shapes from black fabric with fusible webbing on the back. Then i just ironed the crap out of it til it all stuck. I was very rushed to get this done. I was still pressing a couple of hours before the reveal time, so while it is technically done, it could use a little more quilting to secure the pieces.
I really thought I would stump them with this. But those who knew me and the kinds of quilts I make and my twisted sense of humor immediately knew it was mine. When I asked them later, they said 'no one but you would do that'. Most of them WERE surprised it was fused - they thought it was phototransfered (damn, which I'd thought of that - it would have been much easier and I would have had a lot more time for the quilting.
And I did take a LITTLE artistic license - there are enough differences so that this can't be used to duplicate my fingerprint LOL.
When we took the picture, we had a little trouble with the white balancing, so the white parts look a little green - they are supposed to be stark white.
Words quilted into the white areas are 'I.D., Therefore I Am'.