Friday, May 21, 2010

self portrait in fabric....

A while back, I decided to participate in a quilted self portrait challenge. There are a lot of really talented ladies doing it and I have enjoyed seeing what everyone comes up with. Because of the trailer and all the work, I havent taken the time to put something together...Tonight I finally decided to play and have a go at it. Here is the picture I used....








Don took this of me in Hawaii...I was mid sip of some intoxicating drink when he asked me if it was good...I looked up and snap......I didnt want the straw in the portrait so I just used from the bottom of my nose up.....Here is the quilted version:





I put words to describe myself all around the edges. I laid pieces of fabric down and free motioned the details...I havent done a lot of people portraits. This was a fun challenge and I hope to do more...You can see a lot of the other portraits at
http://saycheesebumblebeans.blogspot.com

38 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This is fantastic, brilliant

easternsparkle said...

I agree - it's brilliant, well done!

Jody said...

You are so talented!! This is fabulous!

Jenxo said...

your a clever chookie, its wonderful... its a great photo he took too...

mub said...

Wow, this is absolutely lovely!

Jamie said...

Wow! That is really cool, Melinda! I love the words around the border!

Gene Black said...

Great job Melinda. I love it.

PeggyR said...

OMG that is amazing! Love it!!!

Debby said...

Melinda, this is amazing!!! So cool.
Debby

Julie Harward said...

I have not seen this before but i love it, you really captured your eyes well! Come say hi :D

Little Messy Missy said...

That is fabulous!!! You are very talented!!

Micki said...

That's amazing work!
Micki

Patty said...

What a talent. Love how you captured your eyes.

Barb said...

That is awesome!!

Jo said...

gees, this is just fab!!! what talent!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a perfectly executed technique and resulting quilt. I am in total awe of your talent. Is there ANYTHING you aren't good at? Didn't think so!!

Laurie said...

Wow Melinda! What a cool idea, and you executed it beautifully!

Mrs Moen said...

That is so cool, Melinda!!

Oxana said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!

Margaret said...

You are so clever Melinda! stunning work! Margaretx

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

That's really awesome! Love the photo also :-)

Dagmar

Mumsy said...

You did a fabulous job, and very creative.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Wow! That is impressive. You are quite an artist.

Helen in the UK said...

That portrait quilt is brilliant - you're so talented :)

Yarni Gras! said...

AMAZING!

Laurie said...

You did a great job on your self-portrait!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WOW! Fabulous work!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

That is amazing, Melinda!
Beautiful!
Love the fabric used for your hair!
What a creative blog you have--you must have a lot of energy!
I wanted to come by and say "Hi" and let you know that I got your entry for the birdcage--so happy to meet you!
Blessings as you make your home!
XOXOXO, Leslie

Lorraine said...

this is superb

gin said...

fantastic....

Pam said...

What a great self protrait. Your words around the border add a special touch. Great work!!!!!!!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Awesome Melinda! I love it! I want to do this also, I have done others but not me. Love the word idea...so cool. I always love your posts you are a great artist!

Jenny said...

Really amazing.

Tulsi said...

This is amazing!!!

purplepaint said...

Melinda this is fabulous!!!!! Did you paint the part around your nose? You are so talented lady!!!

What Comes Next? said...

I love this! The eyes have it!

prashant said...

it's brilliant, well done!
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Stempelientje said...

This is really brilliant! You are a real frabric wizzard Melinda!
Fabulous!!