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!
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 :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!