Well I spent a fruitful afternoon reworking my first portrait quilt. I was sooo excited when I did it I forgot to put any batting in it, I didn't square up the borders or the quilt itself, it was a beautiful mess! I didn't even realize it but now a little time has passed and hopefully I am learning along the way and I was going to enter it in a show and I took a look and said, "yikes!" Oh, I didn't even do any quilting on it, just pieced and appliqued it and sewed on those wompy borders that are now on the cutting room floor. I guess you will not be able to tell much because the picture I had of it hides the borders because its behind a frame. But trust me, they were WONKY. Also, you cannot see the detail of the quilting and how much it enhanced it but here goes... the before and after.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.