Portrait 22

  Well the last part of the puzzle is the necklace… then the entire portrait can be assembled. I decided to illustrate the necklace rather than use small pieces of fabric. First, I traced the image onto my cartoon (original pattern) Fusible web on the back to give stability and in preparation for adhering to…

Portrait No 21

In the previous post I mentioned I was unhappy with her arms… So…… I whipped them off and refined them a little, re-drawing the image and then trimming the arms to make them a little slimmer.I realized that I had included the shadow on the under arm as actual arm….. so a degree of trimming…….

Busy Day

I’ve been working hard on my major project… That doesn’t mean just working on the quilt…It’s writing the book (which has to be done as I work) It’s researching every step, photographing and  preparing a presentation for an academic paper. I don’t know how you work on something serious, but I get immersed and really…

My Mothers in Laws sewing basket….(as I remember it)a journal quilt. I’ve been working on my  Major Project all day today…. it’s an absolute joy… The stitches in my back and thigh are giving me heaps and I admit to taking it a little easier.I decided to stay in my jamas all day, but that…

EEEEEk

I’m a little slack….. I’ve not had time for the blog, I had to complete some video editing…. you will be able to see it soon on The Quilt Show with Ricky ad Alex. It’s been an interesting day today….I had an appointment at at the skin specialist at 10.30….. I was blissfully working on…

I just felt the urge to photograph my cutters today….strange but true. I’ve been working on three things at once today, my head aches and the interest has gone…. Motto, work smarter not harder….. One thing at a time.

Portraits No 20.

I’ve added a small amount of illustration to the sleeve and right side of the dress… now that I have it to this stage… the hands look strange… I blended the lightest  color fabric into the next by gently shading with a sand Tsukineko pen… but it looks clunky….I may have to re-do it completely…I…

It was a “NO” day.

I wasn’t able to work on the blog last night, the server was down….. But I sat at the machine and completed 10 hours of quilting and appliqué…. The free motion foot on my machine squeaked the whole time… even a little machine oil didn’t alleviate the noise, so I’ve made inquiries about a new…

Portrait.

Back working on the portrait. Portrait No 25

Portrait No 19

I injured my finger yesterday assembling some bright red filing cabinets… so I’m a little restricted in what I can do today. I’ve been illustrating today and I worked for several hours on Frida… As you can see, there is just one piece of fabric for her sleeve and the body of her dress. Now…