I have made a lot of progress on my latest portrait quilt. I still have some work to do on the hair — but I am considering changing one of the fabrics. I am still not as good at seeing value change with my eyes as I would like — and I worry that there is not enough change between 2 of the browns in her hair. I am also beginning to think about what the background should be like. In the original photograph, she was wearing a sparkly silver sweater — but I don’t feel bound to stick with that. She and her husband lived several years in India, so I am considering a radical color scheme in fuschia, orange, & purple. We’ll just have to see how it goes. I’m going shopping this afternoon — I don’t have the right purple for something like that.