One of my quilt buddies - Deb is organizing the quilt blocks for RNQG's
2013 raffle quilt.
I volunteered to make a few blocks and of course got carried away
(as usual!) and made four blocks.
The idea is to make a block of something you would find in your garden!
I thought that was fabulous - and completely original!
The background fabric is black -
so I really wanted something that would POP off the block!
My first block was a beaded butterfly.
I really could have kept on going with the beading (it's so addictive!)
but I contained myself!
I used silver embroidery thread for the antennas.
And YES I did needle turn applique - because I'm nuts!
For my second block I knew any garden of mine
would probably have a toadstool for sure!
I found this awesome Amy Butler fabric in my stash
for a funky cap to my toadstool -
and of course I just had to bead it!!
Then came along my version of a dragon fly!
With gold beads for eyes and beaded wings-
Can't you just see this guy flying around in the garden!?
Yes - more needle turn applique!
And every garden needs a Bluebird of Happiness!
I just love May / June when the bluebirds come into my garden - they are such a beautiful little bird.
I have a bird house just for them - I usually have to shoo a few sparrows away
to make room for the bluebirds!
So those are my contributions to the raffle quilt ... I think it is going to be fabulous.
I think I'll buy SEVERAL books of tickets! I totally want to WIN this quilt!!