Saturday, February 7, 2015

350 Block Challenge--First Round

These are the quilt blocks I completed in January.

 These are 25 blocks for the Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Challenge. The quilt isn't finished, but I do have the blocks and sashing together.
 These are 2 more blocks for my Hundred Dresses Quilt. That makes a total of 3!!!! The Hundred Dresses was my favorite book when I was growing up. This may take me awhile, but I have lots of dress ideas.
 These are lozenge blocks from the 2014 Bonnie Hunter Leader and Ender project. They are not very big so I will count each row as one block, making 4.

Okay, my total for the month is 31. I only have 319 to go for the year!!!!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Grab a Spoon and Fork!

 These are more of my goals for this quarter. I bought this pattern while on vacation this summer. It is called Bon Appetite by Cherry Blossoms. It reminded me of the giant Spoons and Forks which hung on kitchen and dining room walls in the 50's and 60's. They finished 13.5" by 31.5" a piece. I made them so they could be hung right side up or upside down. I gave them to my youngest son's fiance, Rachel, for Christmas. She's a 50's kind of girl.
It's actually much brighter than the picture. The fabrics were a combination of new and vintage fabrics.

 The pattern also suggested that you could make a smaller version. I enlarged it slightly and did just that. I will donate it to my guild for our small quilt auction for our Quilt Show in April.
They were fun to make!!!! I highly recommend the pattern.


A Little Doll Making!

 One of my goals for this quarter was to finish a doll I started a Long Time Ago! I call her The Sea Nymph!
The fabric for her body was made with a beautiful batik with dolphins swimming on it which was overlaid with sequins, yarns, beads, etc and then covered with tulle. Her "attire" is made from doillies which I had hand dyed. I added jewels, sea shells, hand dyed ribbon, and lace. Her hair is made with yarn and ribbons. I sculpted and hand painted her face, finger and toenails. Her face and hands are made with some fabric I snow dyed last winter.

             This is a close up of one hand with her crocheted cuff, ring and painted finger nails.

                       This her her other hand with her diamond ring and a beaded string of sea
                                                    weed wrapped around her arm.

It felt good to get back to doll making. I have plans to incorporate her into a bigger project combining it with some quilting and her very own sea horse.