NGAQB2 – Molli
So onto Quilt #2 in our little band of brothers quilt bee. Below is the center that came to me from Nick. Molli’s center came to him with just the elaborately paper-pieced unicorn. I don’t think I took any closeups. But you can see it up close here. Nick added all of the fanciful curvy bits. Both of which are pretty darn incredible.
Well, I really wasn’t sure, but I my first thought when I saw it was that Nick’s additions looked liked a faraway castle — in a Dream Perspective sort of way. So, I figured a castle needed a tiny village.
More figurative than actual, this is what the “village” ended up looking like.
I was wrapping this up during the holidays, and I had these sparkly scraps of Silver Canvas. So they became an improv “eversparkle” forest of sorts.
Now I had added the stars and castle turrets before the above, but I didn’t get a progress shot of that. So here’s a bit of slow reveal.
And now here’s the whole kit and caboodle that I sent to David.
Overall, I was very pleased with how it came out. The trees do look a little like rocket ships. And I wish I had taken some closeups of the stars. They were fun and interesting to make, but very time consuming. This project was very freeing for me in the improv sense. I think it helped a bit to distract me from the loss of my mother in September. A little bit anyway.
I need to get back to the studio now. Actually, today I have to work on my sales taxes for Washington State first and then back to the studio. This quilt top is almost ready to show you, and I have been starting on doing my version of the blocks that will be appearing in The Splendid Sampler project starting February. I will post more about that project soon as well. Plus I have John’s and Christopher’s centers here for our Round Robin as well to work on. Plus many “heart” projects for February. No end in sight!
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,