Thursday, May 12, 2022

Friday Face Off

Once again it is time for the Friday Face Off with DVArtist.  This will actually be posted  a couple of hours early (shock!) on Thursday night so I can add my link-up to Nicole's post. 

This week I am going off the clay path and going to another medium - fabric!  Yes this is fabric/collage/quilting.   I have TWO faces to share.  I will share them in the order that I made them. 

First up is this fun little piece, she is 5" by 7" and will eventually be mounted on a canvas for hanging. 
This was my first attempt at an abstract/fantasy face from fabric.
"The Flower Girl"
I will say that working in this small scale, it was a challenge to quilt. 
The good part of working this small was that I wasn't afraid of messing up.
It was small enough to just toss in the trash if it didn't work.  
But it did work and it built my confidence to try again. 

Which leads us to face #2 - a more abstract face.
"Bertha has the Blues"
This piece is 8" by 8" and will also be mounted on a canvas.
This face is closer to what I wanted to create - but still miles away from the vision in my mind.
I love the wild range of fabrics that I used for her hair. 
For this one, I stopped trying to match my quilting thread 
to the fabrics on the face and hair.
Rather I just used black, much like the lines
in a coloring book. 
I love the graphic, whimsical feel it gives this piece. 

Next week, I will have One piece with Two faces.  
It is almost finished.
I love the process of making these faces.  
I think there is a series in the making. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

Definitely a series, keep at it! I like the black thread for definition, but matching thread works just as well. This reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle fitting appropriate fabrics where they suggest an image, yet it maintains its otherworldly quality well. Your enthusiasm is contagious!

DVArtist said...

Ohhhh Gene! These are just brilliant. I remember in the 70's that quilted faces were quite popular but your quilted faces are magnificent. I love how you placed the fabrics and set the threads. I really am very impressed with these. Thank you for being apart of Friday Face Off.

My name is Erika. said...

These quilted faces are amazing gene.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your black stitching makes it look more like a pen and ink drawing that you have colored. I like this one.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

These faces are AWESOME! Your creativity has no bounds - and your enthusiasm is contagious! I'm looking forward to seeing more of these - ;))

sirkkis said...

Wow, how creative and interesting faces😃
Well done 👍

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great work on both faces. Looking forward to the next 2 faces.