Art Quilts Around The World Facebook Challenge: Numbers (24K Magic)

 My Facebook art quilt group’s current challenge is due for revealing today. The theme was Numbers but with a twist of using a song, book or saying title. I somehow had the Bruno Mars song 24K Magic pop into my head and I thought about a portrait quilt with the use of a bunch of metallic golds and a woman who represents an African/Nubian queen.  I pulled from my stash all potential lames and gold embossed fabrics. I wanted a crown on the woman’s head and a lot of necklaces and a collar type thing around her neck. I frequented Pinterest for ideas and ran with what I liked.  I embellished this quilt with a sequin/bead, chunky gold glitter, gold nail polish, gold Dollar Store poster paint, fabric markers, white matte fabric paint, rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon and a repurposed earring hanging on the forehead. I had more than enough trim and bling to make this work so I had to edit out some of the goodies.

My Facebook art quilt group’s current challenge is due for revealing today. The theme was Numbers but with a twist of using a song, book or saying title. I somehow had the Bruno Mars song 24K Magic pop into my head and I thought about a portrait quilt with the use of a bunch of metallic golds and a woman who represents an African/Nubian queen.

I pulled from my stash all potential lames and gold embossed fabrics. I wanted a crown on the woman’s head and a lot of necklaces and a collar type thing around her neck. I frequented Pinterest for ideas and ran with what I liked.

I embellished this quilt with a sequin/bead, chunky gold glitter, gold nail polish, gold Dollar Store poster paint, fabric markers, white matte fabric paint, rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon and a repurposed earring hanging on the forehead. I had more than enough trim and bling to make this work so I had to edit out some of the goodies.

 This is a closeup of the eyes-I really love them and all their glittery happiness!

This is a closeup of the eyes-I really love them and all their glittery happiness!

 A closeup of the repurposed earring that resembles a butterfly and I also repurposed a gold/mini pearl bracelet which was added to the band of the crown. I am totally digging this challenge and had a blast with it! I should mention the size is 11.5” x 16.5” because I hang these near my hair salon work station and a hair client/Facebook friend saw the Imagine quilt (September’s challenge) on the wall and thought it was larger than it really was. The art group chose a smaller size to make it attainable to complete these quilts in a two month time period without getting overwhelmed. I love this size because they are perfect for traveling during teaching gigs and they are a handy size to use as demos.

A closeup of the repurposed earring that resembles a butterfly and I also repurposed a gold/mini pearl bracelet which was added to the band of the crown. I am totally digging this challenge and had a blast with it! I should mention the size is 11.5” x 16.5” because I hang these near my hair salon work station and a hair client/Facebook friend saw the Imagine quilt (September’s challenge) on the wall and thought it was larger than it really was. The art group chose a smaller size to make it attainable to complete these quilts in a two month time period without getting overwhelmed. I love this size because they are perfect for traveling during teaching gigs and they are a handy size to use as demos.