ok, i know it took me a while to do her hair. so here are some pictures of me working on her hair. i had to be in the mood to do her hair and i guess being at home with the snow got me in the mood to try and do her hair. so check it out. i hope you like it.
what i have done here was to cut out the hair and her ear, what i do is layer the fabric on top of each other to make the hair. the different shades of grays form the hair.
i also added her earring and add a binding. now all i have to do is finish the binding.
yes, this is toni morrison, one of many authors that i truly enjoy reading. i just want to let you know that it will be a while before i complete her. i don't have the right color fabric for her hair yet. i hope to find something in a couple of days.
hi it's me again. for black history can you guess who this woman is. born february 18, 1931, birth name chole ardelia wofford. she is a writer, editor and a professor. come back in a couple of days and i will show and tell you who she is.
what's love got to do with it. in 2012 for some reason i only made three quilts. one of them was a portrait quilts, where the couple decide they didn't want it because it was to close to the holiday. so i did not finish it, two were baby quilts and i have no pictures of them. there were many times i have tried to do a portrait, i just did not like the look of the portrait quilt. so the next best thing i did, to keep my hands busy was to knit. something that i was doing before i started quilting. there were mini workshops that i did make little quilts, but no pictures.
well a couple of days ago my friend marlene called to ask for my open about how to do a quilt. the quilt was paper piecing. i hate paper piecing. i always waste fabric. i was trying to tell marlene how to do it. she had done paper piecing before but for some reason it was just not coming back to her right now. the next thing i know i am doing the quilt piece by piece and sending her pictures and talking to her on the phone about how i did it. marlene sent me a picture of how her piece is looking and i love it. it is so different from mine and that is what i love about it. i kind of like making letter paper piecing. i want to make a a paper piece that says LOVE NOT WAR.
i want to thank marlene for getting my creative juices going.
well it has been a long time since i was here. for some reason i have been doing more knitting this year and little quilting. right now i am making gifts for the holiday some are knitted items and somethings are for my quilting and sewing friends. check out what some of them will be getting this holiday. it is a manniquin pin cushions i hope they like it. i have to go now i am trying to make a portrait quilt for someone.
well, i am back, new glasses, i have lost 26 1/2 pounds in 16 weeks. for some reason my body does not want me to loose no more than 24 pounds for some reason. but i finally got pass that 24 pound weight lose. my health is doing good. weight watcher is not that bad, i like it. i am now on one medication and i truly believe that all that medication was making my vision go crazy. so my quilting friends, i am backing to quilting. i am doing a traditional quilt challenge and that crap is driving me crazy. i do not know if it will be completed by June 16th. wish me luck. to all of you who do and love traditional quilting, i love you but that is not for me. i said that before i truly know that is not for me. i am going back to my art quilting and portrait quilting. in traditional quilting, i can not getting those corner to match to save my life. once i got the hang of it and decide to look at what i did the stupid block pieces were not matched up. they were going all kinds of ways. so right now that is thrown into the corner until i can get myself to take the stupid pieces a loose and start all over. right now i am working on a well know singer, who i will not tell you who she is until i finish. right now i am having some real problems with her hair. i am thinking about just making her hair black and forget about the highlights in her hair.
here are a few pictures of what i have done so far.
once i get the hair right, i will show and tell you who she is if you have not guess yet.
if any body has a nice picture of Chuck Brown can you send it to me. i might try him next.