thank you michael. i mocked up a digital image of lennon in the computer making it more fabric friendly and having detail that was within my skill level. i printed out the final image at the size i wanted (the entire quilt is 34 inches square). i then transferred a line drawing onto heat away embroidery stabilizer. the real departure from the class was doing it as a "quilt as you go". i put down the backing, 2 layers of batting (i like double batting in wall hangings), then the lightest grey fabric, then the black fabric, followed by the line drawing on the stabilizer. i free motion quilted the image of lennon onto the quilt sandwich. when that was done i got out the seam ripper and ripped away at the black fabric every where that i wanted the light grey fabric to show. then i did fusible applique of the medium grey fabric. Holiday would be perfect because of her iconic look.