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Monday, March 31, 2014

Reveal Time

Well, it's finally March 31st and reveal time for our online challenge group!  Our theme was 'Song Title' and we had to emulate one of the artist in our online group.  My choice for the song was 'Talk of the Town'.  If you click here, you can hear one of the first versions from the '30's.  I've always loved that song, first hearing it when I was in high school!

As far as the artist in our group that I picked...was Laurie Ceesay!  Laurie is a Michigan gal and participated in our Michigan Quilt Artist Invitational each year.  She is quite talented and I love her face quilts (along with her other work!).  For those who watch QA tv, you may have recently seen her in two of the episodes!  So thanks for the inspiration, Laurie!   I thought the song also fit Laurie, since she is getting lots of recognition of late!
 Hope I didn't insult you, Laurie, with my attempt at a 'face'!!  Actually, the face I used (which I forgot to put on the other blog) was a design my former hairdresser had on her business cards.



I did the traditional patchwork background, then created the 'face' which was fused and buttonhole stitched.  

I'm loving the circle quilting lately so had to add some of those along with my favorite way to finish a quilt - hand stab stitching.  

And guess what!  NO beads!!  That's a first for me!






I made a template of the letters with freezer paper then painted with acrylic paint...I hand stitched around each letter but it's really hard to tell.  I'm happy with my results and can't wait to see all the other 'song title' pieces!  Now on to Bollywood!!!  That's our next challenge.  

I am going to use this piece for our Ugo theme for the Masters exhibit too.  Killing two birds, right! 

5 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

In a word: FABULOUS .....no make it two words....
FABULOUS - FABULOUS!!

Ineke said...

Love, love, love it. Three words.

Createology said...

Robbie this is truly stunning! I love the bright colors and the face popping forth. These songs from yesteryear are some of my very favorites. No beads does surprise me dear...

Nancy said...

Outstanding, Robbie!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Looks terrific!