The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon

Darryl quilt upclose In season 2, I fell in love  Daryl Dixon with this one quote “Am I the only one zen around here? Good Lord!”  And apparently I’m not the only one.  I wanted to do a quilt of him with his bow on his back and found this great online image  outside the prison.  I had to work with 5 different color groupings to get the details right (normally I stick to just one range) — but it was worth it!

And I got it done just in time for the second part of season 4 🙂  Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Darryl full sized quilt

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I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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