Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Ajani" by Unicia Buster

Finally, a new piece I'm working on called (for now) "Ajani." I have a long ways to go but so far the squares (more like rectangles) for the outer border are done. The pieces for the portrait are all cut out and ready to be appliqued. After which, I will have to add details using stitching and fabric paint. Then I will be using green seed beads for the eyes and wrapped cording for the hair, which I'm not sure how will do and what color I will use. I can't wait to see the finished result! I may do an inner border of a dark purple and edge off with a light purple. This guy is a talented poet, musician, artist and hair stylist. In the quilt, I feature some photographs of him as a performer.A detail of one of the squares below:
The original photograph, which I took, that I am using as the imagery for the center panel.