Saturday, March 31, 2012

"sweets" for candy

I'm terribly late, but this is the last of the original Receiver's Choice blocks I designed and made for an exchange with the Sparkly Chickens Yahoo Group. This one is for Candy T., who decided to choose a theme as sweet as her nature and her first name ("Sweets"). Her favourite colours are pink & orange, so is it any wonder I included them in the piece?




Fused applique, bead embroidery, a few daubs/splashes of acrylic paint, hand embroidery and angelina fibres. The fabrics are a combination of batiks, hand dyes and a small pack of fossil ferns that had been gathering dust for years. The sky was made by dabbing on white perle acrylic paint and then letting it dry. The white sky looked a little too stark, so I added a layer of misty fuse, some pink angelina, covered it all with parchment paper and added heat with the iron to fuse it all together. Fast, easy and very effective!




Ice cream sunday mountain, sherbert hills, lollipop trees, a candyfloss sky and a cherry on top.... How perfect for my sweet little friend!



This block makes me smile!!! How about you?


The project is going on hold for a while! I'm still missing a couple of blocks in my own theme (botanical), so I think I'll wait for them to arrive before working on my own block. Stay tuned!!!

15 comments:

yarngoddess said...

Makes me drool a little. A big rock candy mountain. Yum.

Sue said...

The block is luscious. I'm also very fond of the group's name - Sparkly Chickens?!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Diane & Sue, I see we all share the same early morning rising!! Thanks for the compliments. I do love this block too!

Sue, the Sparkly Chickens are an offshoot from an on-line quilting group. We all share a love of fabrics, sparkly things and UFO's. Some of us are quite easily distracted!! "Oh look, a chicken" was the punchline of a joke. We just embellished the theme. LOL!

Linda Kittmer said...

This block is such fun. Perfect eye candy! LOL

Beth said...

Slurp!!!

Judy Ferguson said...

Why do I keep thinking about cotton candy? Well, I will stay tuned. Shirley Temple would approve.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Linda, Beth and Judy, thanks for visiting!!!

Beth, you're lucky, zero calories!

Judy, candy floss is the same as cotton candy!!

Linda, thanks for the return pun!!

kaiteM said...

Looking at your block makes me want to visit the Old Fashioned Lolly Shoppe LOL! So many yummy treats to visually eat as we make our way up the mountain topped with an angelina cherry plus stalk!
Very, very pretty.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Kaite! I wonder if we still have old fashioned candy shoppes around here? I'm sure they're around somewhere, perhaps in the tourist districts. BTW, the angelina is in the sky. The cherry is made out of a batik and the stem from a very fine perle cotton.

qwilltr said...

I asked question about your picture on the VHLG because I didn't read first. This is a delightful block and I'm sure Candy will love it! I love the way you put this all together!

kaiteM said...

AM you'll be pleased to know your blog doesn't allow pinning so the meta tag you applied has worked - Yay!!
i just tried it.

Daphne said...

Made me drool, that's for sure. Love those pretty yummy colours. And the cherry on top!

HollyM said...

What a 'sweet' block! Very creative and I love the colors.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hold on - I'm going to get my spoon!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

quilltr, Daphne, HollyM & MA - thanks for your comments! MA, luckily it's already down in Syracuse, so it would probably melt before you dug in!! LOL!

quilltr, let me know if you still have questions. I'd be happy to answer you.

Kaite, thanks for the update!