11 x 9.5 inches
painted cotton background fabric
with glass beads organza ribbon .
cotton embroidery floss.
Seeing the photograph for this months challenge I was immediately drawn to all the eyes. And yes, it gave me a bit of an eerie feeling! Setting about with my initial idea that focused on all the eyes I drew out a sketch. And then discarded it. All those eyes I drew just made me uncomfortable and in the end I did NOT want to work on that one. Refocusing on the dolls. This time I left off all the eyes. I did some stitching in the background that would mirror the eye shapes. Adding iris's finally. Now I was getting somewhere!
When I think of dolls I think of the fantasy that goes with playing with them.Dress up and a bit of glamour was called for. A fairy tale world of make believe. I wanted to add an element of that into the quilt. Using a piece of sheer ribbon that has a wonderful gold iridescence to it I stitched it along the bottom edge. A touch of glamour! But it needed something to tie it all together. I added more of the eye shapes there.Now I needed the final bits. Something that brought to mind the fairy tale world of playing with dolls. That's when I thought of the beads. Sparkle and fairy dust. Possibilities being endless with the imaginary world of dolls.
Now that it is all finished I know there are many things I would have done differently. This is not one of my best works. The lesson here for me is that I need to plan plan and plan again. It is a good lesson. An important one I think!