Because of a "reveal date" we were not to speak about our Portland Bridge quilt challenge projects. Now that the show is over I can finally post some pictures and woes...er ...stories of the process.
First I must say having Bob chosen out of the many gorgeous quilts in the exhibit was humbling, to say the least. WOW! There were some seriously gorgeous quilts!
However I must confess this feeling of gratitude came after an initial feeling of panic. You see Bob did not turn out even close to the vision I had in my head. I ran out of fabric and had to trim him back (losing his much needed ears in the process) The first border turned him into an Aztec Warrior in a headdress. Lets just say it didn't read Portland bridge worker at all! I was embarrassed to hang him at the Portland EXPO exhibit, but wanted to get past my fear of entering things. At the show I couldn't even walk up to him, I was too nauseous from nerves, lol. I just couldn't let go of the "Dream" in my head that he didn't end up being. I'm learning to let go and accept him as a fabulous learning experience. And the fact that I am not an artist and my friends husbands camera identified him as a human face is not bad! Hahahaha, I'm working on liking Bob the floating head ....and don't even get me started on his quilting nightmare, lol.
.....Story of the process to be continued.
I have a customer quilt on the frame calling to me =)