I tried something totally different with this photo quilt. It is a picture of our youngest granddaughter taken at the beach while she was looking into a vat of lobsters. I loved, loved, loved the reflection of her face in the picture. So I enlisted the help of my good friend, Lynn Czaban, who was teaching this class to my small quilt group. She said she was help me figure out how to do it.
Here is the original picture and the posterized and black and white for the quilt.
I decided to do my granddaughter in tans and browns, and keep her jacket pink. For the background, I simplified it and used shades of gray. I planned to put a layer of organza on the reflected part with the hope that it will add to the feeling of the reflection.
Here is a picture of the face and reflection all ready for the background.
And here it is on the background, read to add stitching, ink work and quilting.