“Face of a Stranger” (self portrait)

Posted by ewquilts on February 28, 2015 in WIP (Work-In-Progress) | 3 Comments
Project started: August 2014

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.

July 11, 2015:
Back at work in the studio after a 4 month hiatus.  
Added a few neutrals to my palette I found on a recent trip to Lake Superior.
(Orchard’s Edge Quilt Shop, Bayfield, WI and Hannah Johnson Fabrics, Duluth, MN)
Getting rid of the former 8’x8′ design board is a sacrifice, but have gained so much more space and sanity as a result of karate chopping it into oblivion. 
July 12, 2015:
July 19, 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.

Binding is on!  February 2016
Finally done!  February 13, 2016


3 Responses

  1. smazoochie
    February 28, 2015

    Very fabulous. And a treat to see the process.

  2. GO STARS!
    March 1, 2015

    Fascinating process. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the results.

  3. Unknown
    June 8, 2018

    astounding really.elizabeth