Sunday, February 8, 2009

3D Tutu!!!

Piece Name: "For the Love of Ballet...and Little Girl Dreams" Mini Quilt

You'll remember from this post that I had made two mini quilts for my quilt guild's charity mini quilt silent auction. I had hoped I would make at least one more after my own quilts were done for the show (which they aren't all yet...GULP!!). Anyhow, I was making the ribbon hair scrunchies this weekend for the boutique (see previous post) and the first one I made didn't turn out right. I didn't want to waste the ribbon and it looked so pretty even as a failure. After playing around with it it reminded me of a ballerina's tutu...and well, this was born. I used the failed scrunchie as the 3D poofy tutu on this mini quilt. I framed the whole thing with ribbon which reminds me of ballet slipper ribbon laces. Hopefully one of the quilt show goers will have a special little ballerina in their life and will bid on and win this little mini. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction go to charity. P.S. The quilt is crooked in the pictures based on the angle I snapped the picture, but in real life it is correctly shaped.

Completed: February 8, 2009

9 comments:

A Beaded Affair said...

Sweet. I've never made quilts. This looks lovely. Can just see it on a little girls bed.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

corra said...

Remember to let me know which tutorial you were to have sweetie! ^^

Swati Nigam said...

Wow! Its beautiful!!! I've always envied you quilters your patience...you have got to have copious amounts of that! :-)

Sheridan Joslin said...

Sooo lovely. I admire you. I wish I had sewing/quilting skills. I think it skipped a generation.

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu reading your blogs

Shuku said...

That's one gorgeous, gorgeous ballerina! Love it!

Swati said...

Hi Melissa! I had a request about my blog url. You had "followed" my blog at http://Takung.Blogspot.com. I have changed the url now to http://FleurVioletteJewelry.Blogspot.com. Please "re-follow" there so that the link is changed. I'm sorry for this inconvenience...thanks for the follow :-)).

Swati

Melissa in NJ said...

Thank you all for the KIND words!

Tuffimom said...

Actually, it was my little ballerina that enjoyes this quilt! It's just so charming and I love owning your quilts!
Carole