Lady Liberty Whimsical Selfie Class Sample *NEW*

I love the 4th of July for two reasons-I love the combination of red, white and blue (a throwback to my Appleton (WI) High School-East colors and I love the Statue of Liberty. I have made two other wall hangings with her but two weren't enough and I liked the idea of my Whimsical Selfie pattern woman wearing a Statue of Liberty hat similar to the ones people purchase at the parties stores! Yes, I have worn this look!!

My daughter is 35 now but when she was little she said she wanted to grow up to be the Statue of Liberty-I said she was a strong female but her arm might get sore holding up the light!!

This pattern is my first and oldest pattern. I have taught it many times and I get suggestions of glasses and new hairstyles from the students in my classes. Last year I added a Santa hat, a witches hat, a steampunk hat and a Rosie the Riveter style headband. I designed more clothes besides the shoulder straps. A common request from students in my last class was for a smooth one length bob hairstyle. While designing the Lady Liberty hat I also drew up this bob and combined it in this quilt.

I have run out of my great fun 4th of July prints and had to buy the background print recently for this quilt. I used Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics for the skin tones, lips, irises, brows, and shoulder straps which are so awesome to handle and work with.

The border fabrics are quite busy, my choice, and this meant little in the way of embellishments. This saddened me but I wanted the hat to be the focus or I could have used solids or tone on tones for the background and borders which was way too boring!!

I embellished with several color coordinated glitter nail polishes, blue loose glitter, a few rhinestones on the stars in the background fabric and a tiny silver star on the cheekbone.

I will hang it at work at the salon I work at for a few weeks during the 4th of July holiday and then add it to my class samples.

This is the first 4th of July quilt I made several years ago.

This is the first 4th of July quilt I made several years ago.

This the latest quilt in this theme which I used in my Facebook art quilt group for the Communication Challenge. I used up most of my awesome patriotic fabric and will have to go shopping for more!!

This the latest quilt in this theme which I used in my Facebook art quilt group for the Communication Challenge. I used up most of my awesome patriotic fabric and will have to go shopping for more!!

Lady Liberty

This quilt called "Lady Liberty" is in the same style as my mermaid quilt in which I am able to have lots of background fabrics with a figure over the top. I like the image of the Statue of Liberty and I love red, white and blue fabrics and I didn't really have a 4th Of July quilt for my wall so it HAD to be made!! Most fabrics were from my stash with a few newbies. I was inspired by my local church's weekly bulletin from last 4th of July. But I changed the hat, the face, the clothes and added the stars and tablet. I used 30 different fabrics and places them with the light colors in the middle so when I placed the applique over the pieced background the image would be visible. I used patriotic  colors of Sulky thread to quilt the piece and sewed red, white and blue buttons in 3 sizes around the quilt. I added a bit of blue glitter to the edges of the gown and to the "I" because I didn't think it stood out enough. I may add a few rhinestones for the fun factor!! This quilt is for my wall and I don't think it's "juried" show material just a fun little project!!