Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Can you guess what this is supposed to be?

 It is supposed to be at least resemble a Russian Tortoise shell.  As some of you may know, I cannot draw a straight line.  I really can't.  So this was not a quick sketch for me.  Either of my daughter could have sat and drew it without even thinking twice.  And used to, Roger could have as quick as a wink.  That is another thing he lost with the stroke.  He did not use it much, just if I ask him to do something.

Anyway, remember these pumpkin placemats?  Well, I put a jack-o-lantern face on one for Lorelei to hang on her door.  So I got a text last week asking if I remembered her pumpkin.  I told her yes, why?  She wants me to PLeeesssseeee make her a tortoise to hang on the wall.  

I can never just go do something.  I have to mull it over.  I did start looking for an actual pattern but did not see one.  So I drew this shell.  and will work from it.  I am going to use fused applique.  It won't be like it is used as a quilt.  I will still use some stitching around the edges.  I just have to buckle down and choose fabrics for the shell itself, still have to make the head and feet but they should be relatively easy, and I have to choose the fabric for the background.  But this afternoon, I took the time to actually sew a few pieces of fabric together.
When she asked me that, I stopped working with the Christmas blocks I posted about here.  But I don't have a photo of any of the progress.  So that is in the background of my mind but I cannot settle to it till I figure what I am using to make the tortoise.  I have lots to choose from!
Ginny posted some photos of decorative I thought I would show my fabrics.  And these are not the only colorways.  Take a glance at THIS page...

These fabrics are designed by Kaffe Fassett.  They will NOT be used in making the tortoise for Lorelei.  

The one above is a scrap I have...

The one above and below are different colorways for the same fabric.

I have a lot of his fabric and have never been able to cut it.  Some of it I would get joy from just hanging it on a wall where I could see it.  But I have been trying to settle on a project for some of it.  Maybe one of these days I will break out the rotary cutter and get busy with it.
Today I have a video that is a little bit long.  But oh, it is so darn stinking cute you won't believe it.