Sunday, 3 August 2008

Guess who?

No, it's not the well-known game, but much simpler than that.

Yes, it's me! After completing five quilts (and DS's baby quilt) in six weeks, I felt the need for something smaller to work on. While surfing, I came across Christine Thresh's lovely site, and super patterns. Her pieced people look so good, and Christine, I would have sent for your pattern if I was able to wait for it to wing its way to me, but of course, I needed to try out this technique straight away! I also thought the people looked a bit formal, with their hands behind their backs, and wanted mine to be holding hands, gingerbreadman style. I'm aiming to make my parents' family, Mum, Dad, me and my family and brother and his family for a wall hanging for Mum's birthday present. Well, what else do you get for an 81 year old?
I next tried DD.

She's not got feet yet, but I plan to do some! She's wearing her trademark outfit of black top and jeans, and I even managed to find some fabric which simulates the blonde streaks in her hair. She says her hair should be bigger than that, and perhaps she's right.

What do you think?


Gina said...

They are fabulous

love and hugs Gina xxx

Joyce said...

I actually like your people better than Christine's (don't tell her) because they are more wonky. I think I'll have to head to the studio and try some! Maybe a family portrait?

Christine Thresh said...

Christine Thresh here!
Your little people are cute. They can be Kate's friends.
The reason I designed my pattern with the arms going behind the backs was because to match up hands (gingerbread man style) did not work for combinations of women, men, and children. It would work for rows of like persons.
I send patterns all around the world by air mail so they arrive pretty fast.

Karol-Ann said...

I think this will be a wonderful present and I really like them!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

these are fantastic, you did an awesome job.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

There is no mistaking that as you Lynda with the Lime green skirt!! They are fab and I think you got your daughter summed up well too..

Anonymous said...

I am watching you Gbig