Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Lady in the Mask

Working like mad. I am pleased with my progress. The peacock feathers in the mask came out great. I actually had fun quilting them.

The background is quilted in teeny tiny feathers with a larger design in the lower left to break up all the white space.

The peacock has tiny reflector beads hand stitched on the body. Eventually there will be a transparent mask over the face.

I want to take the brown frame and make it thin with another outside border in the same background fabric.

Sorry about the quality of the photos. I am using my phone camera.

Stay tuned for the finished project.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Work in Progress - Starting Lady in the Mask

A fellow artist asked if I would take one of her paintings and recreate it as a quilt. I jumped at the chance and I am posting some images of my progress. Thefinished project is to be a surprise gift for her husband. So SSSHHHHH!

The first step was to select a color scheme as her artwork was done in brown pencil. I identified a palette of teal blues or purples and decided to go with the blues.

Next the image was enlarged on graph paper.

My third step was to create several feathers. I knew if I was successful with the feathers I would be inspired to go further.

Then I let my obsessive, compulsive nature take over and I started to work...Stay tuned for the results