I sweated over exactly what to do for the quilting. After drawing some quilting lines on a bunch of printouts of the finished top, I quickly realized that I am not skilled enough as a portraitist to attempt facial realism (like eye lines, brow crinkles, etc.). Instead, I decided on just a fairly tight stipple using semi-matching thread colors. I have plain white for the background, black for the dark areas of the eyes, nose, mouth, and jawline, and two shades of grey, the darker for the hair and the lighter for his skin.
|Stippling that luxuriant hair!|
|A peek behind the scenes|