Here’s the completed quilt, entitled “Raizl Makes Music”. I finished sewing on the label tonight. Raizl’s mother C will be here in about half an hour to pick it up. I’m excited for the big “reveal”, and I’m hoping that she’s as pleased with it as I am.
Here are a couple detail shots of the quilting.
I stippled the background pretty tightly, mostly to make it recede. I wanted each section of quilting to stand further forward from the background, to suggest depth. Raizl’s face and hands have the least quilting, since they are the furthest forward.
I’m very happy with how this piece came out, though I’m still a little nervous about it, since it is a commission project. Maybe if I butter C up with a little champagne and strawberries?