It's made using Heat and Bond, and is a technique used by Therese May. She used it to make just faces, but I wanted to do something special with the technique. I spent a while trying to think of a recognisable image, and finally came up with old Shakey here. I used some of my collection of fabric with writing on it, including some with Japanese, to signal his world-wide influence.
I wanted to machine quotes about sewing round the border, but surprisingly, although Shakespeare seems to have lots to say on lots of issues, he doesn't say much about the needle arts. However, he does have the best things to say, and one quote I love is this, 'The spinsters and knitters in the sun.' How I aspire to be one of those! I sewed it along the bottom border.
And the title of the quilt? It had to be - 'I love my Willy!'