I was going to make a little quilt with a fish eye of course! But I couldn't find a photo that I was happy with and in the end, I went to my bird photos and found a photo of a peacock that I could use.
|The Peacock fused onto the background|
Then I heavily thread-painted him on the machine.
|Thread-painting the peacock|
Then I quilted it with silk thread and faced the quilt instead of adding a binding.
|The Peacock©2020 Linda Steele|
Another exhibition at the Quilt Convention is the Visions 2020 Textiles and my image has been one of the quilts used in the promotion.
|Fragile Future advertising|
Fragile Future was one of the hardest quilts I have ever made. I now have a new respect for anyone who makes a portrait quilt. One incorrect quilting line on the face changes and deforms the face and has to be unpicked. I think I might try to make more so I improve.
Bye for now,