Whoo-boy, the quilt of my brothers ended up taking quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but I’m very happy with the finished result.
I got to show it to my family in the almost-complete stage, and they LOVED it. That was very gratifying.
Here are few detail shots.
My brother Ricky.
My brother Todd.
Quilting faces was new to me, and rather intimidating. I studied the work of Hollis Chatelain and am very happy with the end result. (However, if I ever do faces again, I’ll use clear thread, rather than changing the thread colors throughout.)
As you can see, the quilting added a lot to the 3D aspects of the clothing, too.
I feel like I haven’t had much to show on my blog for a while, except for this quilt. So, to all my faithful readers, thanks for your patience! Now, I can have fun with other things (like mobiles) and share new adventures with you.
P.S. I’ve entered this piece in an exhibit called “Guns: Loaded Conversations.” If accepted, it will tour for three years.