This is my entry for my Facebook group Art Quilts Around The World’s current challenge call3ed Bubbles. I immediately thought of the lyric “Bubble headed bleach blonde comes on a 8” from the song Dirty Laundry by Don Henley from the band The Eagles. As a hairdresser that lyric always made me smile. I chose a 1960s theme with a huge off the page blonde bouffant hairstyle with a sheer bow and a 1960s Emilio Pucci print for her dress. Then the woman in the quilt is chewing bubble gum . I titled this Double Bubble . I love it to death and it is hanging in the new salon I will start working at Wednesday May 29th, 2019.
Sacred Threads Quilts exhibit is completely amazing and I have had the pleasure of having my quilts in their exhibits in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. I have applied for 2019 and must wait until April to find out if my 2 entries are accepted. The quilt show is in July in the uneven years. This year a special exhibit titled Eye Contact is offered for anyone to enter. All entries will be accepted and not due until May 31, 2019. I thought this exhibit was made for me because I make portrait quilts and eyes are my favorite part of each project!! I chose to do these quilts now because it is winter and I sew a lot since what else can I do when the weather is yucky!
Art Quilts Around The World Challenge: Medieval
This is a Christmas gift. It began as a drawing I did for a logo contest at my hair dresser job nationally for Cost Cutters/Regis. It went no where with them but I still loved the image and thought it would make a cute portrait quilt. I'm into the whole pop art theme and designed the coloring and fabric placement similar to the last posted quilt for my Facebook art quilt challenge.
I drew it small for the contest then enlarged it to more quilt friendly size. I finished it still small at 11' x 12.5." As I am sewing this project Pantone, the color gods!, declared their 2018 Color of the Year was a purple/violet color and this was the color I was trying to use as the prominent color in this project. I say trying because I soon realized I have very little purple in my stash especially stripes which I wanted for my background. I also want to use fabrics in my stash and not shop for more fabric.
I ended up using purple for the embellishments-purple loose glitter on the eyelids, purple glitter poster paint from The Dollar Tree on the browbones/pink glitter poster paint on the mouth, a mini purple rhinestone on the nose and a few purple beads for an earring.
I can see this design having other uses for future projects-enlarged even more, changing the hairstyle and, of course, changing the fabrics.
This was quick and fun and I made it in between a huge time consuming project but Christmas can not wait!