Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sally Sweet Quilt

My daughter and I have Quilt Block *almost( a day calendars this year, and are basically following them. Yesterday wasn't a block day on the calendar, but I made one anyway, because I only needed ONE to finish my Sally Sweet quilt. Above is a block depicting him, with my prototype drawing. These blocks are all 6" finished. Today wasn't a block day either, because it is the intro pic of the next quilt. So today I cut my sashings for Sally. In this terrible picture, the side-to-side sashings look like they are too short, but that is only because the blocks are not all sewn together yet. They will be fine, trust me. And this is the quilt in it's entirety... it will be 24 1/2 inches square.


It also qualifies for a Bumbling Bounty Hunters Mini Quilt Challenge I am in. That challenge is about characters from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. In them, Sally (Salvatore) Sweet is a very tall, very hairy, very straight, Italian guy who drives a school bus by day and is a transvestite in his club act at night. I tried to capture him in this quilt. Now! On to something else!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Terrific! I love the purple accent!

maggi said...

I love the use of the purple - very dramatic.

Carla said...

Very nice! Never heard of Sally but I went to your site and found out. Great challenge but I've never heard of the books.

Desiree said...

I love it. Especially the actual Sally block complete with fishnets! Cool