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 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 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’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 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 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 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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Suztats said...

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

Yvonne Russell said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown 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.