As some already know, Sparkle Jane (daughter) dances ballet. Each spring her company puts on a large show. In the past I have helped with costumes in a variety of ways, but my specialty is headpieces.
Ballet headpieces are a tricky thing: they have to look good; they can’t be heavy; they have to stay on…you get the idea.
This year they are performing Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Oberon, the fairy king, needs a crown. But he is a FAIRY king, so it can’t be just any crown.
The creative process is cluttered and a little messy looking… (don’t you love my salad bowl doubling as a form foundation)
Give me enough lace, spray paint and hot glue and I am bound to create something.
It has elastic built in the back to help the fit.
Hopefully it will hold up to the dancing also.
Yay for another finished product. Now I can mostly rest easy until the performance. Unless something else comes up. 🙂
Records indicate that I started the Sweet Sixteen quilt in February 2016.
This has been my primary leader-ender project ever since.
One hundred sixty eight blocks later, it is ready for assembly. I hope it looks as interesting in real life as it has in my imagination.
This is another Hundred Hugs quilt for another teaching colleague. How nice of them to keep having babies so I have excuses to keep making quilts.
Blue and green dominate with a little yellow for brightness and a little grey to make it more ocean-y.
And there are turtles on the back. You can’t go wrong with turtles.
Finishes, even small finishes, feel good.
It was a lovely day! So many quilts; so little time.
Following are a few highlight pictures of the approximately 500 quilts hung. Our brains could only take so much.
But, perhaps the best part was meeting a new organization: Sew Much Hope (www.sewmuchhope.org)
They re-fit old, sturdy machines to be hand-crank or treadle and donate them to people in parts of the world with no or limited electrical service. How much do we love our machines? How hard would life be without them? Check out the good work they do.
This is Sparkle Jane talking things over with Mr. Rich, who founded the project.
One final quilt. It might not look like anything too special…
Until you realize the scale–see Sparkle’s hand in the picture. Yep, the pieces really are that small!
Quilt shows! So much fun!
Sparkle Jane (daughter) and I have the day off from school tomorrow and plan to go to a quilt show. This is only my second time ever going to a show and we are both anticipating a great day.
Anyone else planning to be there? Let me know and maybe we can meet up.
I will deliver a report later.