Whether you're celebrating your pet's personality, preserving a memory from a family vacation, or recreating your favorite flower, this book will teach you the simple technique to creating a stunning and personal piece of art through quilting. Fun, easy, and addictive, this style of quilting doesn't require making hundreds of pattern pieces. Instead, just trace and cut fabric shapes as you go! Perfect for quilters of any skill level or even those without any experience at all,Capture Your Own Life with Collage Quilting will show you everything you need to know about making amazing collage quilts. From choosing a photograph or image and making enlargements to creating the pattern, you will then learn about choosing the right background, free-motion quilting techniques, and finishing the quilt. Included in this book are 12 different project ideas in a variety of styles and themes, including pets, animals, birds, fish, flowers, houses, musical instruments, and landscapes. You'll also be inspired by the unique applications for using your finished collaged artwork, whether you choose to hang your quilt or make it into a table runner, pillow, clothing, or a bed-sized quilt -- the possibilities are endless!