Friday, June 3, 2011

Sue M Challenge # 5 Self Portrait

I have to say how much I admire all the quilts, what wonderful work.

I have struggled with this challenge and confess that I didn't manage to get a self portrait finished. I started plenty and they have all ended in the bin.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that in the last challenge with Art Quilts Around the World the theme was ...... you guessed it a 'Self Portrait' so I'm cheating this time and using the same quilt.
If I was to make it again I would do the lips differently, they are much too thick.

I'm looking forward to the African challenge and have some ideas rattling around in my head.

Miriam Challenge #5 Self Portrait

I found this challenge so very difficult. I started it several times and discarded each one. Finally, I decided to make it almost a cartoon of me - quilting, in my sewing room, with lots of bits and pieces of fabric all around me on the floor.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tammy Challenge # 5 Self Portrait

I finished mine! The why is what the inside of my head is like. The how was I set up a light in the dark hall and had my son trace my profile onto a sheet of paper. Then I copied it onto muslin, I then used fabric paints to do the outline. I added lots of tiny pieces of fabric, threads, laces, ribbon, and odds and ends to the inside. I covered it with thin tulle, and free motion quilted with invisible thread. I am not happy with my zigzag stitch around the edges, but like the look. (just not too good at it yet) I had a hard time with this one, but am please with my results.