Thursday, April 22, 2010

plugging along



Slowly but surely I am getting mine done... I'm trying to take my time on this, and not rush it...
Working with all these little bits for the border is very putzy but very me...
I guess mine is growing over the 16" X 20" size i said, I just felt it needed some more
"ME" in the photo...
I pulled some fabric that I used for my eyes to add the inner border.
I like how it draws you out into the picture...

Thinking very hard about how to machine quilt this... Hoping to figure that out...

How about the rest of you?
A bunch have a great start, a few are still searching for photos...




9 comments:

Michele said...

Looking good! I love your "you" border!

WoolenSails said...

I am hand sewing mine. I have never done applique with the machine, something I need to try. I could not get my placements right, so I taped the design and fabric to the window and used a blue pencil to chalk in the main parts, made it a lot easier.

Debbie

shellysquilts said...

You are so freakin fabulous, I'm speechless! (And you know that doesn't happen very often) It is awesome, I luv it!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is a HARD (or impossible) ACT TO FOLLOW! I love it!

Kim said...

I can't get over how much this looks like you!

I'm still looking for a picture to use......
and looking at books for how to get started.
Remember the book " Faces and Places Images in Applique" by Charlotte Warr Andersen? I have that book out from the library, in it she has a great quote. " I believe too many people set too low expectations for themselves.
Push yourself past what you think are your limits. It's the only way you'll grow and develop talent and surpass what you've done before.

I find the first step is always the hardest......I'm gonna find a picture or get a new one!

Happy Sewing

Mrs Moen said...

It's amazing, Victoria!
To be on the safe side - is it 12"*16" as in this post or 16"*20" as in the invitation? I'm working on a 16"*20" format but it is no problem to adjust the size now.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Oops, I thought you had said 16x20, so that's what mine is and it's too late to go back now.

Your piece just keeps evolving ever more wonderfully. I like how the more muted outer border causes you to focus in to the portrait. I can't wait to see it quilted!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I just can't believe it. You have such a great eye for shapes and colors. It's just how I think you should look!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

This portrait is fo very very happy! Love the happy flower in there too! You are great!