Sunday, 30 April 2017

I Made Myself a Tiara

      Ever since Molli Sparkles announced the Honey Pot Bee, I've wanted to have a tiara.  It just seemed fitting for the Queens and Kings and Princes and Princesses mentioned in the write up.  Well this morning I finished making my tiara or perhaps it's a crown.  The pattern for this crown, the Sew Royal block is from this tutorial by the Sparkling man himself.   



     I used purple mirror dot fabric that I picked up at the Toronto Modern Guild's sale a few months back.  The darker purple fabric is from that sale as well.  I bought both fabrics with the intention of donating them to my local guild's community outreach stash. I'll still donate the fabric to the guild but these fabrics were just perfect for  a crown block so I decided to use just a tiny bit for myself first.

     I'm posting this on Sunday night the last day of April , just squeezing it in before the deadline One Monthly Goal.   After two months of not meeting my goal I went with a smaller goal this month and I'm happy to say I reached it.  My goal was to make four blocks for the Honey Pot Bee.  The crown is one of them and here are the others, in the order I made them.

The Starflower block which was Molli's pick for January and comes from a tutorial by Jennifer of Ellison Lane.



     The Stripey Stripe block which was Audrey of Hot Pink Quilts block design for April.  I think this was my favourite to make so far.  It's very clever and quite simple to make.


     The starry sky block chosen by Kitty of Night Quilter for April . The paper pieced pattern was designed by Persevering Mom.



     Here's my blocks all hanging out together.  There should be two trees but I could only find one, which gives you an idea of the state of my sewing room.



     I'm not 100% sure the crown will work in the same quilt as the other  blocks but maybe I'll just try throwing some more purple into the mix and see what happens.  I'm linking up with the OMG linkup at Elm Street Quilts and with Beth at Cooking up quilts for Main Crush Monday Tuesday this week, because I'm pretty happy to have met this goal.

12 comments:

  1. These blocks look wonderful. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  2. You did it and they look great! I think if you add just a bit more purple to a future block, everything will look just fine together. Congrats on your finish.

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  3. Adding more purple could be the solution, or having a super fun two sided quilt might be the way to go, too! I keep thinking the 2017 block would make a great quilt label.

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  4. The crown is marvellous. The background fabric is already mirrored in another block and I agree with Tish, a little pink or purple in one of the next blocks will even things out. It will look just fine. *genuflects in the direction of the tiara wearing queen* =)

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  5. Let me bow to you, Your Royal Highness, and congratulate you on achieving your OMG for April. Love your blocks, especially the tiara and the Stripey Stripe. I think the fabric is fabulous in that block. The fussy cut pink band for the tiara is a great touch. Very well done. ;^)

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  6. I think your crown is perfect. Tish and Yvonne both had good ideas on how to make it work with the other blocks. If not, make it a mini for your sewing room since it is your throne room. :)

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  7. Yea for making the goal. I've figured myself out pretty well -- I always choose reachable goals. Or at least I think they are! Love your crown block. (and the rest actually.)

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  8. I love these blocks! It was a great idea to make a Tiara Block. I hope you find the other tree.

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  9. Great blocks! I love how you fussy the magenta Cotton & Steel fabric so all of the X's were in a straight line.

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  10. You know precision sewing is not my thing, but for a tiara I might make the effort! I think if you pick up the colours in future blocks it will sit fine amongst the others.

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  11. O love your block and the colours are great. I especially like the star blocks, and the tree is lovely, and of course the stripe and who couldn't resist the crown..........

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  12. Your Honey Pot blocks are looking wonderful. I love the tiger kitties in the starrry sky block. I used the teal tiger kitty fabric to back my charming plus quilt that I currently have on my bed as a kitty quilt. I love that fabric and tried to find some more recently, and had no luck. So if you have any more of it, treasure that fabric!!! Take care, Mary.

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