These little sweeties have kept me busy for the past few days. Kim very kindly sent me the pattern for these little treasures and many emails went back and forth between us about the making of them. We were talking about how to make them stand well by themselves and she mentioned whether quilting their dress would help. It does. I've tweaked the pattern a little more and added just a little four patch band through the skirt which I quilted and added an extra tulle petticoat. The directions called for the use of a lot of hot glue, which I'm not fond of, so in most of the places where glue was called for I chose to use a needle and thread. These would normally only take a couple of hours from start to finish, but because I can never leave a pattern alone and just follow the directions, they ended up taking almost a whole day per angel. So now they're ready to be boxed up and sent to their new homes. I've also been making other gifties, but that's not quite finished yet. I did manage to get these blocks done. (Blurry photo)
Colours I normally wouldn't use, but I thought it was time to stretch myself. So hopefully I can get them put into rows and get the border put on them today. I'm using Kimberly's quilt pattern "Sassy Sixteen", such an easy pattern to use and well written.
It's amazing how different things look in the light of day. Yesterdays ice storm was pretty to look at, although as I've mentioned, I'd much rather have snow, apart from the point of being able to stay on my feet when walking through it, it doesn't seem to leave so much damage behind.