Friday, January 20, 2017

Send in the clowns

Some time ago I came across six unique vintage applique blocks.  I had never seen applique stars that were transformed into clowns.




The six blocks that I have are incomplete, some being partially embroidered with faces and outlines and some unadorned.  I had always wanted to use them in a baby quilt but never came up with a design that would use all six.

With a new grandbaby on the way, I took action and purchased some bright fabrics to make a quilt from new clowns.  Tonight I cut and stitched the beginning shapes.


I used the freezer paper method for applique.


I've assembled three of the five blocks and will complete the remaining two this weekend.  Next, I will embroider the outlines and apply "clowny" faces  :)   My plan is to have the quilt top assembled by next month's FNSI so that I can start quilting!

But now I'm going to pop over to Sugarlane Designs to see what all the other crafty folks have been doing tonight  :)

7 comments:

Maria said...

What lovely happy Star Clowns . They will make a cute baby quilt...

Anne Ida said...

Oh, wow! That's a pattern I have never seen before, and it's so super cute! Perfect for a baby/toddler quilt. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :-)
Hugs and stitches

Shannon Meyer said...

This is going to be super cute and perfect for a baby's blanket:)

Jeanette said...

They are so cute. Can't wait to see the top. For some reason your comment on my blog never made it to my inbox. Thankyou for your lovely comment. Hugs,xx

Jeanette said...

The block is so cute. Can't wait to see the top. For some reason your comment on my blog never made it into my inbox. Thankyou for your lovely comment. Hugs,xx

Karen's Korner said...

That is going to be so cute. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Susan said...

What a great idea - will make a great baby quilt.