I’ve been toying with the idea of developing a new workshop for making playful portraits. I wanted work more improvisationally and using lots of bright, fun fabrics. I also wanted it to be minimal effort and require minimal supplies. On this little 10″ square portrait I didn’t even use fusible webbing. Instead, I just started cutting out the fabric directly, and then I used Lapel Stick to hold the pieces in place. When everything was secure, I machine appliqued and machine quilted it at the same time with a small, simple zigzag stitch. Quick, easy, and fun! I’m definitely going to make more of these!