Monday, May 4, 2009
I had fun with this challenge. I found fabric that reminded me of the two characters then found quilt blocks that I had not done before (minus the friendship block- I just like that one)
I did Calico Puzzle, Tennessee, Contrary Wife, Shoo Fly- my interpretation, Friendship Star, Split Nine Patch, Hourglass 2 and Hourglass 3. This created a great Nine Patch Sampler Quilt too.
I see her as a Puzzle, she would be a contrary wife for sure, she is always trying to shoo away trouble, they are friends and lovers, she is split on which lover to choose and she is always running the clock down somehow, too often. So there you have it. Of course I found some cherry fabric to incorporate into it.
The back is done in a blue fabric to symbolize her relaxed feel- blue jeans and a Tshirt. The Tennessee block- deals with her being his Sunshine, her laid back flip flop style with some blue jeans and then all her comfy things, cake, pizza, coffee.... The rest of the blocks symbolize both of them somehow.
I quilted it with half circle waves in red thread. Then used some scrap red binding I had- which I altered to make it thinner.
I chose a rectangular shape due to the area this quilt will be located in my house, once my hubby gets home because I found even standing on my desk I am a tad to short to pin it up there. *SIGH*
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I have been feeling a lot like Grandma Mazur lately. She seems to be the sweetest thing around, but a little on the crazy side. Well, I am the sweetest thing west of the Mississippi and I have gone a little crazy. I was putting this quilt together and thought I was doing great. The colors are really neat and seemed to be going together well. Well the pattern is suppose to be Grandma's Cross. The pattern was going together good and I thought the cross was going to be pretty done in the purple. Well, I looked away for just a minute and something happened. Oh well! I honor of Grandma Mazur, I give you my version of Crazy Grandma Mazur quilt. It isn't quilted yet but will be later today. I will then post it on my etsy account and try to sell it as a baby doll quilt.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I finished all the applique and embroidery on my tribute to Sally Sweet, "Hero" quilt top. It's not quilted yet as I have plans to put it with several character tribute mini quilts to make a larger one. But I wanted to share this one now that it's got all the "tid-bits" on it, lol.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Finally I have one finished! I managed to quilt it last night at my sister's birthday party and I bound it this morning. Still needs to be washed and have the label added but I can do that tomorrow. I like it and Hannah just loves it! It's the perfect size to cover up her shoulders and head on the way to the car too, to block the wind.