Amongst all the other excitement at Late October's Int'l. Quilt Festival is a small quilt silent auction of donations made/given by many of the current and past teachers. I had already sent a mixed media donation a couple mos. back... but had this small painting started so finished and quilted this weekend for another option to be considered by festival attendees. This piece began with lavendar eyes... I was thinking about Liz Taylor's eyes and thought mack the knife would have liked them.
Everything built around those eyes... then the quilting fun began.
You might note some small frixion pen fill patterns drawn in pink. I sometimes decide what I will 'fill' with and mark in 1 erasable quilting motif in the scale I think I want.. So here goes..
Following the addition of some simple background grid in the mint green color... I stitched the flared edges of the sun..
Time for the 'boy' moon... A small scale triangular scroll seems to work.
A free motion outline follows for the drawn circle scrolls.
The 4 corner edge sun flares need quilting too.
The silver metallic / flat gray zig zag border calls for simple zig zag quilting in this case...alternately skipping over every other like 'zag to give off an interesting raised motif. The end result was FUN!
A 1/4 inch binding of similar fabric in turquoise and we're done but for the sleeve/ label added on back.