Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I finished my community quilt this morning. I'm pleased with the results and am glad I challenged myself to create it. Here's a little glimpse into how I created it.

Have you ever pictured yourself as a cartoon/comic book character? Well that's kind of the look we've got going. I'm sure you'll probably be able to figure out who is who because I followed our photos we posted here on the group, with one exception. Terry's photo was a total side view and I just can't do good side luckily I found another photo on her blog. Brenda and Francoise were a bit challenging as they were a little bit of a side shot, but I tried to conquer.

To start, I decided what size to make all of our faces. I cut out a template in that size and traced 12 squares on paper.

Then I sketched our faces.

Next I painted in the flesh tones.

And next I painted in the hair. This part may not be totally accurate but hey, I was looking at your picture on my monitor. I tried to get close.

That's all you get to see until the reveal.


Kristin L said...

This is so much fun. I love looking at the faces and figuring out who's who. It's not too hard, so you've obviously done a great job! It just occurred to me that although we come from all over the globe, we are a bunch of white girls.

Del said...

You ARE good! I could ID Terry Grant and Gerrie and I've never met either of them. Could be the short hair. I'm enjoying your progress reports. Thanks.

Karen said...

It took me until the last one to figure out me. I look good! This is such a great idea!

Gerrie said...

Oh, Del has met me - she just doesn't remember!! I love my caricature - great work.

Terry said...

Hmmm. Could my hair color be a dead giveaway?? Looks great--I can hardly wait to see the final reveal.

Diane said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! You did a great job and I can't wait to see the finished thing!

Del said...

Nope, it wasn't the hair color, Terry. I hadn't moved down that far - it just looks like you! At least the you I know from pictures.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

these faces are really cool, i love how you have them laid out in squares. you're very talented.