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Quilted Postcard Contest

My friend Glenna, who owns our local quilt shop, Quilts 'n Stuff by Glenna is having a contest for the best quilted postcard. She is also celebrating her 20th year in business with a GREAT sale and a bead party. See her blog for more details on the sale.

I recently took a class on making quilts of faces so I attempted to make a postcard of Glenna's face for the contest. I didn't want to use "normal" colors. Glenna loves batiks so I wanted to make her face in crazy batiks.

My first two attempts went in the trash can.... In the first one, I made very bad fabric choices. Glenna's face looked green...like she was going to be sea sick...very bad.

In the second one, the features of her face seemed lopsided. I had tried to place the nose, mouth, etc. just by looking at the picture. In my third attempt, I actually traced her facial features on clear vinyl and used it as an overlay to fuse the pieces in the correct location.

So here is my third postcard...and the picture I was using as a pattern.



I am not sure that the postcard really looks like Glenna that much. But, it was fun to make, a learning experience, and Glenna seems to like it. I think she likes the idea of the crazy purple and pink hair!
Happy quilting!
Amber

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