Sunday, March 13, 2011
I am finally finished with my first attempt at quilting a portrait quilt. I think Patty did an amazing job designing her "Naked Lady" and I LOVE the style of piecing she used. I think I'm hooked now. Although I must admit to panicking half way into it thinking she was beginning to look like a body works piece. But with encouragement from a much respected art quilter and friend I moved forward. Once she was finished all the echoing worked and I'm really happy with her.
Here she is with flash.
And a close up of the background quilting, side lit and no flash. Thanks Gayle for telling me the name of this type of quilting. "Sediment". I've always loved it but never knew what to call it. As usual, click to enlarge.
The scissors help give an idea of scale. She is much larger than life.
Head prior to quilting.
And after. I love the swirl in her bun/twist.