Mar 28, 2010

Black Eyed Susans

"Black Eyed Susans"
24 1/2 in. X 17" 
Raw Edged Fused Applique
Embroidery Perse
Beaded
Oil Pastels 
Couched Yarn Binding

When I saw the photo I received for interpretation this month I immediate focused on the black glamorous eyes.

I selected a group of three dolls rather than work with the entire photo.

I sketched them with basic lines.

After making this layout I chose fabrics.  My background fabric looked to me like flowing hair.
I sandwiched and quilted these layers first using lines following the lines in the fabric.

Then I began constructing and fusing on the faces.
I used pigma pen for the lashes and brows.
I used Oil Pastels for the cheeks.


I added some embroidery perse flowers & leaves to the background and hand made stems.
Then I quilted it.
Once this was finished I added my beading and finished with couched (hair-like) yarn for the
binding.

I enjoyed this challenge!  I would love any critiques you may have.

5 comments:

Linda Zimmerman said...

This is fabulous!!

Pat Bishop said...

Love it Barbara,
Very unusual and striking, really grabs your attention!
http://www.patbishop.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

Love it and the title is perfect!

Marie said...

This is fantastic. I am really impressed. Thank you for sharing and showing us what it can be like.

Marie

Loreen Leedy said...

Great image and title. NIce binding, too. I crocheted a binding for a small quilt recently, really like the contrast of the fuzzy fiber with the smooth fabric.

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