I've already told the story behind the inspiration for this Billie Holiday quilt here, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out.
I used fusible applique when collaging the hand dyed and batik fabrics to my silicone sheet with the outline of Billie Holiday's face underneath.
While I do use my own shortcuts and "make-it-work" methods, this is really a pretty simple method and you can learn the basics from Susan Carlson's wonderful books and workshops OR Esterita Austin.
I used Misty Fuse fusible web for all of the quilt collage. I wouldn't say it's my favorite fusible web product (Wonder Under is), but 2 things: I have a boatload of it to use up, and I wasn't sure how much hand-stitching I would be doing in the finishing of this quilt.
|Close-up of her hair (black music note fabric)|
|Close-up of dress straps, also music note fabric.|
It looks great in my bedroom sitting area and like I said, I'm already planning my next one in my Jazz Art Quilt series: either Duke Ellington or Dizzy Gillepsie...she's gotta have some musical accompaniment, right?
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