Thursday, March 01, 2012

Out of the box

Well, the prize for the weirdest Bee month ever definitely goes to Jennie, of Little Stitch.


I was pretty much dreading this month; for some crazy reason Jennie wanted pictures of our ugly mug's on her quilt! Mental right? She offered up the artist Luke Haynes as inspiration:




 And asked that we create a likeness of ourselves, out of fabric, with a background that represented something about us.


I chose this as my inspiration picture, its one of my favourites of me. I was at a festival last summer, and if I do say so myself, I'm totally rocking the pear cider :-)


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I used picnik to posterize the photo into 2 colours like so:


This wasnt the version I ended up using, but you get the general idea...
And then, using various tracing methods with sharpies, paper, heat n bond and interfacing, I turned my vision into this:


Miss February's Brit Bee Blocks


I was going to recreate the whole image, pear cider and all, but I thought Jennie might not want that on her quite for like, ever. So I took some artistic license and created a festival scene instead!


Miss February's Brit Bee Blocks


I cut the little pieces out of some Beach Mod fabric, don't they work well?!


Miss February's Brit Bee Blocks


I'm particularly pleased with how my T-Shirt worked out. Gotta love those stripes! And I'm loving that green grass, one of my new purchases, Lush- Running Stitch by Patti Young.



The only part I'm not so keen on is the fried egg. I mean, the Sun. I needed something to break up all that sky, and I thought, Tailors Tape fabric on a hexie? That will work a treat. Turns out... not so much.






27 comments:

  1. I think it all looks absolutely fabulous, fried egg an all.

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  2. I'm really impressed I think it looks great. I've been thinking of doing something similar recently but haven't taken the plunge yet.

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  3. I think it's fantastic. I love the campervan fabric too - oh and van festivals.

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  4. I think it is realy clever... it would have been MORE than daunting to me !! I think you did a fantastic job xx

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  5. Oh wow, I love it! Very cool block :o)

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  6. This is so awesome! I wouldn't even know where to begin if I had to do this!! And I love the sun, it ties in the sewing aspect of you!

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  7. That is brilliant. You are so clever, I would have been stumped. I love that festival scene!

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  8. It looks fab, love the idea of the background and the sun

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  9. Love it, such happy festival memories and I can't believe how good the pic is of you! I personally like the fried egg, its bold and beautiful like the rest of the block :)

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  10. Such a great block! And I love the fried egg in the sky!!

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  11. This is fab LJ! And I love the hexie sun! Definitely works with the festival scene! Genius! Jxo

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  12. I'm kinda liking the fried egg sun. And you are braver than I am - at much more photogenic!

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  13. I had to giggle when you were talking about your friend egg. Back in "the day" there was a commercial "this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" so I am curious. Is that your brain on pear juice? LOL Great block!!!

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  14. I think it's brilliant, it's spot on.

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  15. Love it and yes the sun does need some help =P Maybe diamond pieces would have worked out better

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  16. This is awesome! She is going to have such a fun quilt with all you ladies staring back at her. Or that might get wierd...Either way, your block is fabulous and I love the festival scene!

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  17. Love your block, it looks fabulous!

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  18. wow you've done a great job, I would have found this a very tricky theme, love the festival scene.

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  19. I loved your block on Flickr, but I like it even more now I know that pear cider was involved in that smile - bloomin' brilliant!

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  20. This is brilliant and I love the the fried egg!!

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  21. This is fantastic. I would have a heck of a time doing a self portrait in fabric. UGH!

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  22. It looks AMAZING!! You did a brilliant job :) I love the camping scene and the sun looks brilliant! If you're not happy you could try adding some rays but I like it as is!

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  23. Marvelous!!! You look fabulous in quilt. I love it so much. I didn't think fried egg - I thought sun all the way.

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