Friday, June 17, 2022

FFO - Friday Face Off

Welcome to my Friday Face Off for Friday June 17, 2022.   A few days ago you may have seen the start of today's quilted face.  
Linking up with DVArtist.

Unfortunately, once I get going in the artistic process, I forget to take any photos. So, at this point there is only that beginning photo and this completed photo.  

This face is mounted on a canvas in a slightly different manner.  The batting was basted in place with extra fabric going outside the quilted area.  Then it was placed over the canvas and stretched much like a canvas is stretched.  The corners were very neatly folded so that they look neat and proper.  

I did go in with some Inktense color (Inktense blocks) and added some yellow around the left side and just at the bottom on the right side. I did this to enhance the sunburst effect that I did with the quilting; but also to give a bit more contrast with her face on that side. 
Every part of the figure was hand cut freeform using some nice serrated scissors that I got from Famoré Cutlery.   I find these scissors to be very handy for this type of work. 

I really love her hair design.  I got to use some interesting colors in the hair without it appearing to be overdone.  ---but of course at times, I channel Dolly Parton who said, "Some people say less is more, but I think more is more."  Or perhaps Mae West who said "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." 

And just because I can,  here is a "face" from June 2020:

A dear friend loved this painting when I showed it on social media.  It now lives with her and I hope she is enjoying it. 
One of my friends said that the bird is a chicken, but I think it is a wren, like the one who had taken over my gas grill by building a nest in the area where the igniter is located

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Barbara said...

Now the blue part of her face really stands out. Is the background a different piece of fabric? I still love it. Sewing faces is your thing, Gene!

Christine said...

Lovely pieces Gene!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Another lovely face! I see a bird in the second one - but I don't see a face - ;))

DVArtist said...

Wow Gene you always surprise me. I am thrilled to see the quilt face but that abstract is FABULOUS!!! Thank you for joining in Friday Face OFF

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Now this is really amazing Gene, inktense works so well on fabric to give that extra pop of colour. I love how everything is so uniform, so creative. Happy Friday Face Off Tracey.

My name is Erika. said...

Gene you are an amazing quilter. I just love this face and your stitching. I like how her hair is stitched one way and the background another, etc. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanna said...

I love how the swirl quilting on the face defines the least that is how I see it.