You may wonder where in the world this self-portrait came from, after looking at the image!
Honestly, it really did begin with a simplified abstract of facial elements. A photo of how it started is above also.
That original panel was cut in quarters and reassembled, and then cut in slices and reassembled. After that, I fused pieces of fabric to it, heavily stitched it and embellished the piece with ribbon and buttons.
The challenge directions were to create a self-portrait and the link to the Quilting Arts Magazine website was provided (because the magazine had a similar challenge about a year ago). A further caveat was that if we had already done that to try something new so I did and it is pretty bizarre, if I do say so myself!