I'm almost done with the quilting,

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But I'm wondering if I need to fill in his face a bit. I actually like the uneven quilting distribution, although I'll probably get some flak from the quilt police - it works to make sections stand out, which I suppose is my version of trapunto.

I'm planning on using some paint or shiva sticks to add some highlights and also to blend the shadows a bit - I'm really trying hard to remind myself that less is more and not just leap in and overdo it! I can't really show a full view but feel free to give an opinion on section I can share - it's all still a bit experimental so feedback is fantastic.