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!
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…