Thursday, January 31, 2013

Portrait Quilt Reveal

Today is the day that I get to reveal my portrait quilt that I've been working on as the challenge for Art Quilts Around the World. So Here is the big reveal....

This is the front. I took a silhouette of my face and then retraced it smaller a couple of times. I then overlaid them using tulle to get the see-through effect.

This is the back. As you can see, the outline of the silhouettes show through on the back. I then looked into what my name meant by going to and did some investigating. That investigation was very enlightening and I took what that provided me and wrote out on the back what my name means and other details as to who I am. I really enjoyed learning about my name's meaning and what the next chapter of my life is meant to represent.

Here is a couple of close-ups of the writing on the back. I used a rubber stamp and fabric ink as well as various colors of Sharpie pens.

Here is a little bit closer on the mesh silhouettes.

I learned a lot while working on this quilt, not only about myself but with some of the materials that I used. I want to do more with writing on my quilts in the future, but the fabric that I use needs to be a tighter weave. I also have determined that wonder-under does not work well with tulle....I'll need to figure out a different way  to adhere it if I use it again in the future.

This was a great challenge and I really enjoyed it and definitely looking forward to the next art quilt that I create. 


Sara said...

I LOVE this! truly amazing :)

Nina Marie said...

ohhh love this - love the use of the shadowing - right now i'm in the middle of a piece that is using the same technique! GMTA!! I would like to invite you to link up on my blog's Off the Wall Friday - its aimed at inspiring, encouraging and motivating art quilters! Join us any week you'd like to share a creative post!

Jane said...

I got to see in person. So incredibly awesome

Diane said...

Love this quilt!

Kim Thomas said...

So grateful I got to see more of your quilts. I love them.