portrait play

Several years ago, my son asked if I would make a quilt portrait of his best friend in the whole world.  Her name was Florna and she was the most wonderful lady.  We still miss her everyday.  Catch a snippet of her here.

So back to the purpose of this post.  Last summer, while visiting with my daughter, I snapped a few closeups of her best friend, Winston.  He is quite the lover boy and will win you over with just a glance at his eyes.  I swear there is something magical going on behind those soulful, sweet, sad eyes.  

Fast forward to January 2018, where I am moving back to doing some things that I have missed terribly, but didn't realize how very much I missed doing it.  Rather than geometric, modern, minimal, quilts,  my first love is representational quilt art.  And creating faces or figures using fabric makes for thrilling moments when my vision becomes a reality.  Enough with the chit chat.  I'll reveal the  photos of my fabric collage of sweet Winnie.  

All glued together and ready to go under the needle.