Dontcha hate when you wanna share a thing but it’s secret things until you give the things, but then YAY you can post now because they have the things!! lol.
These 2 were presents for my BFF and her daughter. We have a new baby on the way due some time in March, so I get to take great joy in taunting her with the fact that she is a Grammy AGAIN and she’s younger than me, lolololololol. My fave part of this is the heart shaped booty hole, lol.
This second one, I am so god damn proud of…I’ve wanted to make it for a good many years, but didn’t have the confidence in my ability to pull it off, but I finally pulled the trigger. This is from the movie Tangled, the lantern scene. I made it for my BFF’s 50th birthday. We love the movie, and we love the ever sassy Rapunzel, but that scene means a lot to us. Her sister in law, our partner in crime, was very ill and in the hospital receiving comfort care. They were 5 states away, so we were on the phone while she was at the hotel watching the kids, as she and her brother traded off being with Kyla in those last moments. We were all watching Tangled, together but apart, and Shannon and I just lost it when that scene played…shortly after, her brother texted that Kyla had passed and forevermore we associate those lanterns with her being released from her corruptible, mortal state. When I FMQ’d the lanterns, I stitched her name across 4 of them in her memory. And we sobbed all over again when I gave her the quilt and pointed that out.
Just a little detail for anyone interested in the making of the quilt…I drew a grid with tailors chalk onto the black fabric, after I backed it with light weight, double sided fusible, to give it enough stiffness to make it easy to draw on. Then I used a light lavender thread to applique it on. Then I made the quilt sandwich of backing, batting and top, and glued on the 137!!! lanterns, with a dot or so each of Elmers school glue, and then free range quilted or appliqued them onto the quilt, using the same light lavender, to make it stand out a little more and give them some upward, swirling movement. Then black thread for the silhouette of the Village of Corona, and a darker purple variegated thread for the purple areas, so that it sat back and let the light swirls shine. HUGE labor of love to be certain, and worth every stabbed finger tip, and swear word, spoken in it’s creation, lololololololol. I’m completely over the moon with how it turned out!!! <3