Wednesday, August 30, 2006

August JQC2006

To Love That Well

For this month's Journal Quilt Challenge I decided to do a little abstract of my daughter who turned twenty-one this month. I talked to her the other day and she's excited about a class... she said something about Chaucer, lyric poetry and only five students - which would send me into a mild panic (I'd rather be in large math or science class!) She's a very talented young woman, passionate about the written word (especially all things related to Shakespeare) and it has been a joy to watch her grow and mature over these many years. In her spare time, when she has some, she takes beautiful photographs. The inspiration for this quilt is from a self-portrait she took which emphasized her striking red hair and pale skin. Although her hair hangs down about six inches past her waist, it is usually pulled up to a tight bun against the back of her head. I used white silk on white cotton and tired to keep the quilting to a minimum. I spent about four hours pulling it together while watching the US Open tennis this evening. Quite pleased, if I do say so myself - I think I did okay with it!


jenclair said...

"Which thou must leave 'ere long..."

This is so lovely. So appropriate for someone who loves Chaucer and Shakespeare (two of my favorites); I hope her class is as rewarding for her as this portrait must be.

Granny Fran said...

Oh, Kim, that is so special. The way you modeled the hair with fabric and stitchery is amazing. She is a beautiful and interesting daughter.

Deb H said...

It's beutiful Kim, & very interesting. I love the angle. The hair is wonderful. What is the shadow made from? It looks almost like small crystal dots, & then amber dots, are they bigger crystals?
My all time favorite quilt of my own, is one I did of my son, in profile.

debraspincic said...

Just lovely as I am sure your daughter is too!

you are to be commeded for sticking with the Friday Collages too. Will you do them in 2007? If you do, will you remind me. I would like to join you.

Micki said...

Wow, this is beautiful. You have every right to be proud of this and your lovely daughter.

lalheg said...

I'm stunned that a person with such great skills has joined our Creative journey. Welcome - I look forward to inspiring you if you are going to be producing such wonderments as this