I finished quilting Sahara. Previously in this blog I have discussed my aesthetics of 'spare' - see "a military aesthetic" - I prefer an uncluttered line, bordering on minimalism...so I have opted to represent these three women/girls sans flourish.
When I was introduced to the concept of gestural drawing in my art classes, I felt I had found something that seemed familiar -- the brain matches up the parts to construct the whole; the work is loose and unhurried. It is a very free way to create, and fits well for certain desired effects. That's my humble take, anyhew.