“Face of a Stranger” (self portrait)
This is my latest, and most ambitious project to-date. It is a large-scale (6′ x 8′) self portrait quilt made of 1″ squares. When finished, the quilt will contain more than 7,000 pieces – all scraps from my fabric collection. This is my progress as of February 27, 2015.
The top is finished in late September 2015 and on its way to my Amish hand-quilter. I expect it back sometime in the spring of 2016. This piece has been an incredible journey for me, taking over a year to complete (the top) – and one of the most significant events of my adult life occurred during its creation – the return of my mother after a 22 year absence.