When I made the Project Quilting challenge quilt last week, I almost switched from making a light bulb to making a face.I have been admiring Freddy Moran and SewJean Impey's faces and have been wanting to make my own series for a while.
This week's Project Quilting challenge is about fussy cutting fabric. I think I can easily use the challenge to finally make a face. I fussy cut the eyelashes, the lip and the shirt, but wanted to make it even more obvious with the birds.
I used a quarter yard of fabric as the background. It was cut a little big so it finishes at 9 1/2" x 11 1/2". It uses the same techniques as the light bulb and was also fun to make.
SewJean always makes up a name and a story for each of her portraits, and Julie said she takes the time to research names. Since this quilt uses the same yellow as the light bulb fabric, I looked for names that meant light. There were lots of good choices, but Kamaria stood out to me as Kamala Harris is sworn in today as Vice President. Kamaria is an African word for moonlight.Africa is a continent and not a language, but that is all the information the site had..
I especially like being able to put today's date on the quilt since it is a palindrome (same backwards and forwards). 1202021 and also 12021. I do want to make an inauguration / palindrome quilt, but I didn't want to make it until I saw the inauguration and didn't want to rush it.