My husband, an incredible talented artist and writer, has begun a series of drawings and paintings he has titled Intentional Women.

I took one of them and decided to try my hand at an art quilt. It’s not finished yet, but here is what I’ve done so far.

I began by enlarging the print of the drawing and making templates. I cut pieces out of different fabrics to make appliques.

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All the pieces are individual, including the ear

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Here she is appliqued onto her background. I embroidered her eyelashes, eyebrows and mouth/nose details.

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Closer…

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Even closer…

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I chose a teal backing fabric with a sort of thatched pattern.

I have to create her mantra and then I can get to quilting it!