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Art Quilting: Building the Portrait

Now for the main event! The background has been completed. Now it’s time to put our portrait together. This is the part I like to think of as fabric puzzling. You will understand what I mean in a bit. Before we get to the nitty-gritty of putting the pieces together, let’s start with picking out fabric. My granddaughter looks pretty pale in this photo. I didn’t want her to just fade into the very light background. I chose to go with a hew of flesh tone colors that still looked natural, but that gave some extra pink to her cheeks.

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