For my 3rd Travel Log Quilt, we have to travel to gay Paree!! In July of 2004, Michael spent a month in Germany teaching at one of the universities. We decided that the kids (Brian age 19 and Jenny age 17) and I would meet up with him in Paris for a week of sightseeing.
The trip was a lot of fun as we viewed many of the art galleries, especially enjoying the smaller galleries like the Monet, Rodin and Picasso. Of course, the biggest pull for the trip was the magnificent Eiffel Tower.
While on top of the tower we took lots of photos of the Paris skyline, enjoying the slightly hazy views….
After we were back at ground level, I took this photo of Jenny viewing the tower…..
A couple of years later, I decided that I wanted to make a quilt that was a mixture of photographs and fabric collage. This was the resulting quilt……
Everything above the trees was done with photos printed on fabric but the trees and everything below is from fabric.
Now, I like the memory behind this quilt, but I did NOT do the portrait of Jenny correctly. Her body shape simply isn’t right.
A few years ago I tried to fix it…..
….but it still isn’t right.
The problem is that I LOVE her hair but everything below that just doesn’t work.
As I have written this post, I am wondering about cutting off the quilt at her shoulders….
What do you think????