August 26, 2010

Faces I DYB 2009 - 2010

After a challenge to the group in 2009 to show “faces” of any type in their blocks, a group of very talented crazy quilters decided to try a Faces “Do Your Block” round robin.  From July 2009 through February of this year, they enthralled us with their glorious work and unending creativity.  


Have a seat and make yourself comfortable.  You’re in for a real treat as you view the work of Leslie E, Gerry K, Nicki Lee S, Debbie Q, Rose Anne B, and Diane (“Dimity”).  


DIANE’S BLOCKS


Diane’s Naked Blocks

Debbie’s work for Diane

Close-up of Debbie’s face with bullion stitch hair

Block by Gerry K
 

Block by Leslie
She used the trapunto technique to add depth to the face

This is the second block Leslie did for Diane


Rose Anne’s block

Nicki Lee’s Block

Nicki Lee and Rose Anne’s blocks together

ROSE ANNE’S BLOCKS


Rose Anne’s Naked Blocks


Old Man Wind Block by Leslie


Lace Rays Sun Block by Nicki Lee


Goldwork Rays Sun Block by Diane


Another block by Leslie (doing Angel work for Debbie)
Goddess of Light


Star Goddess Block by Gerry




Five of Six blocks completed
Sixth block left for Rose Anne to complete

DEBBIE Q’s BLOCKS

Debbie’s Naked Blocks

Jack-in-the-Box by Gerry K

Rose Anne’s Raggedy Ann

Leslie’s Victorian Toys Block

Close-up of Teddy Bear


Nicki Lee’s Santa Block


Close-up of Cross-stitched Santa


Diane’s Toy Soldier for Debbie


GERRY’S BLOCKS


Gerry’s Naked Blocks (or, as she called them, “Girls to Go”)




Rose Anne worked on Opal. As you can see, she is very stylish!


Opal’s hat is a milliner’s delight!


Leslie created Miss Pearl.  And since she loves peacocks, Miss Pearl Peacock had to have a peacock on her  headdress.


Miss Bertha couldn’t wait to join her friends, so Nicki Lee obliged.  Don’t you love Bertha’s mink??  


Here are Opal, Pearl and Bertha, courtesy of
Rose Anne, Leslie and Nicki Lee


Gertrude by Diane


Bertha, Pearl, Opal and Gertrude


Leslie did some Angel work, and created a second diva.  Introducing Star Sensation Soprano Soloist Sadie !!  Really, though, she doesn’t let it go to her head!  ;-)


The completed girls.  Gerry will get to finish Emma (not pictured).



LESLIE’S BLOCKS

Leslie’s Faces, ready to go



Leslie’s Naked Blocks


Angel by Nicki Lee


Close-up detail of Nicki Lee’s Angel


Diane created a Sugar Plum Fairy!


Debbie also created a Sugar Plum Fairy


And then Gerry created a Sugar PLUMP Fairy








Rose Anne showed us her creative process for her Fairy


Rose Anne named her Ms Aurora


Rose Anne’s final Ms Aurora



NICKI LEE’s BLOCKS

Nicki Lee’s Naked Blocks



Diane did this block


Debbie Q’s  block


Gerry K’s block


Rose Anne’s block




Leslie’s first block


Leslie’s second block


All six of Nicki Lee’s completed face blocks




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3 comments:

Suztats said...

I am wiping the drool off my chin. What gorgeous work!

Yvonne said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

Wow! What a feast for the eyes! I have never seen anything like this. What wonderful and beautiful pieces of work! This is the first time I have been on your blog.