“Patriot” quilt, 59″ x 59″, made in October 2018.
My husband has many different sides. This is his patriotic side. I see a strong United States Navy veteran who navigated the ocean aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. I am thankful for his service.
I started with his recruit portrait.
I scanned it, cropped it, applied digital effects, put it in a grid, and translated for sewing by drawing straight lines. I made foundation paper piecing templates and gave myself the constraint of using only solid fabrics. I used Kona Cotton exclusively.
When I foundation-paper-piece, it’s usually a creative frenzy that I cannot stop, and this was no exception.
I love the warm colors in this piece. I mean, look at that cheek. I almost smooched it.
Lots of big paper rows to join. Unwieldy, but worth it.
Nice backside, babe.
Here’s the back in Kona Cotton Pepper. The quilting thread is Aurifil Dove in 40wt cotton.
One of my favorite parts of this piece: that jawline shadow.