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


Piece Name: 2009 Quilt Show Boutique Items

I belong to Love Apple Quilters Quilt Guild of Cherry Hill, NJ. Every two years or so we put on a very professional quilt show. Our next one is in a few weeks on March 14-15th. I am sewing and quilting in HIGH GEAR in preparation, so you probably won't be seeing any jewelry posts until I survive the show. :) Anyhow every show we have a boutique of finished items and other steals and deals. The quilt show attendees STAMPEDE there! It is one of the major money makers of the show that allows our non-profit, charity based guild continued existence for the next two years! So the members do a phenomenal job of making items for the boutique. Here is a small sampling of some of my items: tomato pin cushions, a stuffed cat with ribbon, button flower ponytail holders, ribbon hair scrunchies, and a two sided table runner.

All Completed: February 2009