- Size: 18" x 24"
- Pattern: Original
- Quilting: Machine
- Inspired by a photograph of my handsome son, Matthew, taken by TS Whalen.
This is one of my favorite portraits. I loved the photo I used to make it because it captured my handsome son, Matthew, and when I look at this quilt I get the same feeling. The process I used was torturous. I was in a small group that issued the challenge to make an art quilt using a traditional pattern. I hate working with traditional patterns, so I cut the photo into 9 pieces and made it into a Nine-Patch! I made each section separately, using different fabrics in each, but taking care to match values from section to section. Then I reassembled them with thin black strips of fabric. The unusual shape was how I dealt with the fact that I had cut Matt’s shoulders too narrow. I think it adds energy to the piece as well.