Bit of background: After I finished the face and the reflection of the face, I pieced the upper and lower background and spliced in a piece to add the water in the tank. I took it to my class and although they generally approved of the portrait (with a few small changes), the background left something to be desired. I worked on it in the class, but in the end, I didn't like how much of a botch job it looked like. So I started over on the background. I'm glad I got the critique and advise from my teacher and my small group. Their input was invaluable in making a better portrait quilt. I do hope that you have advisers in your life too. And not just in quilting. Life is all about the journey, after all.
Here is the piece getting ready to go to the quilting stage. It has some of the thread work and inking done, and the organza has been sewn to the bottom portion for the reflection.
And here it is all done.
|"Arielle's View" by Joanne Adams Roth 24 x 21|
I hope you like it!