2010 haunted me today....well, not in a bad sense, actually in a great sense! Let me tell you a story. Last year, after the doll swap was over in about March or April and I had nothing else pressing to do, I decided to try my hand at art quilts. Now, usually those are rather small, stiff so they can be hung or framed, and tend to contain hand embroidery of some sort. I ordered a bunch of Kona solids and went to town and finished some in this order:
Did you notice all those curved pieces in there and all the french knots? I'm surprised I still had skin on my fingers after all those knots since I hate thimbles. LOL Well, anyway, on with the story. There was one more block that I never finished. I pieced it and I loved it, but it was too big and I was a "chicken" to cut it apart 'cause I really liked its look so I hid it under my template rulers. Well, today when I was searching for my 2 1/2 inch template square I ran across it and "wa-la", the light bulb went off immediately and I got to work! I was in my glory!!! Check out what I did:
Isn't he cute????? I adore him! I had a time of it with the bird though. I think I made three in all different colors, but when I made one in black, I knew it was right. Here's a close-up:
Sorry about twisting your neck there!! I try to be artsy-fartsy, you know! So now, my original art quilt is now a doll quilt and measures 15 x 18 inches. Perfect! Too bad it's not exactly my partners tastes though. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to make some more...................I'm sure I'll find one that'll be just right for her!