Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fool's Gold and Scarlett in blue

Here's my latest block from the Fool's Gold RR. It belongs to Kerry L in Canada. She pieced all her blocks in bridal fabrics and asked for soft romantic colors to be used along with the gold.

I just love how this RR is making me see things in a different light. I found some dance-wear fabric at Walmart that is gold, shiny, beautiful, and stretchy, and doesn't unravel around the edges when you cut it. It's perfect for applique work for this RR. I gave this block a name: Kerry Has a Heart of Gold.
The little gold butterflies are metal wings that I found in a Ben Franklin craft store, and their bodies are a bullion knot. Right now they lay perfectly flat, but when Kerry gets this home, she can bend them slightly so that the wings lift up off the block.

And an online friend is going through a health challenge and mentioned that she would try to piece some blocks to have on hand for when she was not feeling well during and after treatments. I suggested that she piece some blocks and tuck them into individual baggies with color coordinated (or contrasting) embellishments, so that when she felt like stitching, she'd only have to pick a bag and sit and stitch. To that end, I offered to piece a block for her, and include with it some embellishments from my stash.

Then, I "overheard" her and another online friend talking about Gone With the Wind and their love for it. So I found a photo of Scarlett O'Hara (this is Scarlett's portrait) and printed it on fabric, then pieced it into a fairly large block. I'm still finding bits and pieces to add to the baggie, but I hope to have this in the mail to her this week. And I hope it brings her some happy moments during her treatment.


Judy S. said...

Getting caught up on blog reading, and loving what I see here, Janet. Your stitching is always so very pretty!

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