I am so pleased to share the final two paper-pieced blocks for my As You Wish quilt. This quilt pattern can be found on the Fandom in Stitches website, and was a tribute to one of the best movies of all time, which celebrated it's 25th anniversary in 2013. I have been planning this quit ever since the first block was released - and it brings me great joy to have finished the pieced blocks :D
These blocks were started before Christmas break, but I needed to trim each section to size before assembling the blocks. I previously finished my favourite character: Fezzik, my favourite swordsman: Inigo, my least favourite characters: Buttercup and Rugen, and the most humble: Westley and Humperdinck.
This block will need some hand stitching to create the detail on faces and hands, but I'm happy it turned out so well. I was nervous with so many different colours in such a small space - and I managed to misplace one bit of fabric, but I'll figure a way to fix that later...
Miracle Max played by Billy Crystal isn't that memorable for me, but I really liked Carole Kane's character Valerie! I think she has the least screen time of all actors, but I loved the interplay between these two!
I hoped using the polka dot fabric for Vizzini's lips and glass would add some character, but the dots didn't land in quite the right spot (ha ha). A little embroidery will easily give me the look I wanted.
Wallace Shawn plays Vizzini perfectly - and I was so happy to see him later in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Grand Negis, but he was surprising to see as a lawyer on Gossip Girl...
For Christmas, my husband gave me a super awesome LED flashlight so I can turn any plastic lidded project box into a light box! I tested it out by tracing one of the more difficult quotes, which belongs to Inigo Montoya. I'm just over halfway through the backstitch and outline stitching, so hopefully I'll have a photo finish of an embroidered block soon :)
Let's keep this momentum going!
Our little quilting group is making great progress this month on our Starry Night QAL, I'm the last to finish!
My latest memory quilt was delivered last weekend, and it's a cute one!
A new applique technique this month really challenged my fabric folding ability!
Starry Night QAL January blocks complete! Our group made 12 blocks last week for our new quilt along :)
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)