The Painted Piece complete with lavendar eyes honoring the mesmerizing eye color of the late Elizabeth Taylor....
Now to border or not... and how if so. This piece is fairly small and I felt a border would help support the center but I wanted it to be narrow ( 2" of so) and maybe a bit graphic thus I choose a metallic silver/grey zig zag border. I may be sorry but I think this will read contemporary and well. We'll see.
So I began in the very middle by stitching those cute rosy cheeks in a simple in and out spiral. That was done BEFORE surrounding the cheeks with a fill pattern.
I'll start here with the Mack The Knife- looking character ( Mr. Moon) . I wanted a small/tight filler that wouldn't draw a lot of attention. I was quilting a male character here so I didn't feel I wanted a curvy set of lines. I settled on a very small triangular fill I've used before. Here's the basic stitch idea... a VERY simplified scrolled triangle...
The lady SUN in my mind called for a few curves, so another tight fill.. this time the simple triple teardrop worked out fine.
with the outer edges of the lady sun flared out with echoed curves coming together at the point of each sun flare.
I finished off the center of the medallion image with an on point gridded background that seemed to provide a contrast of "open but nonetheless supportive structure"
I'll stop here and pick up next post. ;-) My hubby is taking me out for a mini shopping trip and a cup of coffee at one of my favorite Sedona haunts... The Wildflower Bread Company with a 'spectacular' view of red rock mountains. .