Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fobbing again.....

To keep my momentum up, I grabbed another of my UFOs and started working on it. This one had already been well on its way with the hand quilting. I had two rows of blocks quilted. I am giving you just a glimpse of this one so far...

I based the entire quilt around this adorable storybook fabric I bought. It reminded me of a vintage 1930s or 40s children's book. I fell in love with it and came up with a block that would show off the various scenes on the fabric. It is also very pink as this quilt is for Zoe and pink is her favorite color.

I decided I wanted to do some fobbing again this afternoon. My beads are still spread out all over the table as I am planning another necklace again. I wanted to first decorate the zipper of a tapestry purse I was given a couple of years ago by a friend. I use this for my stitching. It is fun to dress up things with fobs!

Here is a closer look.....I used the colors in the purse as well as the theme of flowers by adding purple, green and gold to the fob and using a bee and flowers as charms. Even the purple bead has flowers on it. Enlarge the photos for details.

This dragonfly fob is a gift. I hope the person it will be mailed to this week will like it.


Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi

The fobs are very pretty and the quilt is so lovely. Really different but even beautiful as all the other you made but. I like the quiltpattern and think Zoe will be very happy when she gets it. Do you think it is ready so that your mother can take it with her when she goes home? Lots of succes. Hugs en groetjes, Elly

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

What an adorable quilt for Zoe, I love it! The fobs are delicate again, wonderful. I enjoy my butterfly fob everyday!

I will take the sampler and the quilt with me on Monday. It looks like ages ago we met, I really look forward to it!
Have a nice evening and hugs, Carolien

Nancy said...

Won't Zoe feel so special when she receives this quilt? What an adorable idea! I also love the fabric. Pretty fobs!

Pondside said...

You have been so industrious! The fobs are very sweet - haven't seen many of them over here. I'll have to have a look in the shops.
I look forward to hearing about more UFOs!

Elizabethd said...

Heidi, do you cut your pieces using templates, or mass cut with rotary cutter?
I have been trying foundation piecing lately, fairly new to me.

Nancy said...

I loveeeeeee the quilt, sooo cute.
The purse is great and the fob is really nice. You are as usual a very busy girl.
Love you, Mom

Kristen said...

Oh the quilt is absolutely precious! It doesn't surprise me in the least though!

The fobs are gorgeous and I never would have thought to add one to a handbag! Very neat idea! Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Even zeggen dat ik zin heb aan vanmiddag. Groetjes Sonja

diane said...

The storybook quilt is so charming, I am sure Zoe will always treasure it. I love that purse fob, leave it to you to come up with more ideas for these wonderful beads. Your new dragonfly fob is just gorgeous, too, and I am sure the recipient will be so pleased. Your talent overflows!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh isn't that quilt just the cutest of all quilts!! I LOVE that old vintage style graphics. Are you sure you don't want to mail it to me instead? ha ha.


Always a treat to hop over to see what new things you have whipped up this week. Now run along and finish MY quilt! haha.


Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi
I have just found your blog and it is great. I have just finished my first quilt, a sampler, and an very pleased with it. I would love to make some fobs as gifts for my crafting friends, but haven't a clue how to. Could you post some instructions?