Wednesday, June 07, 2006

If you were 17 and bored....

What does a 17 year old girl do when she is bored (already) and has nothing to do? Well Jenna had been rambling on and on about needing Laffy Taffy's and Smarties to make something for a friend - I forget the reason why - for a picnic they are having tomorrow. Now Jenna when she is wound can talk and talk and talk like all good 17 year old perky girls! So I only half heard it. Well I come home from work yesterday to find the above laying on my kitchen table! You have to admit the girl is talented! She hot glued all this candy together to make a saxophone for whoever! Jenna plays the saxophone also, so it must be some friend in the band. Now why they need a candy saxophone I have no idea, but I have to admit it is clever!

I thought I would share another red/white/blue quilt I made several years ago. It actually isn't patriotic, but it did turn out awesome! I made this for a friend in France. Christelle makes really traditional quilts and hand pieces and hand quilts everything! And usually uses old clothes and fabrics to make them! So I wanted something totally different for her. I used the Lazy Angle Ruler and Lazy and Lovin It book to make this - they were so MUCH FUN to do. I"ve often wanted to make another! And I had a lot of fun with the quilting!


6 comments from wonderful readers:

Laura said...

Jenna is quite the artist! That is way cool.

I love the 4 block patriotic quilt! Christelle is a lucky friend!

Lily said...

Dawn one day Jenna might turn her talents to more permanent exhibits!! How are they going to get to the candy if it's hot glued? LOL

That is a very striking quilt. I love all the angles in the blocks. The colours work really beautifully together and I love the border fabric! That is some amazing quilting you have done too. What a gorgeous gift.

YankeeQuilter said...

Jenna pieced with candy...love it! The quilting on your patriotic piece is beautiful.
Siobhan

KCQuilter said...

Hey, I call that ART! So cool!

ForestJane said...

Love that ribbon/scissors/sewing fabric! You did a great job on the quilting too, she must have been very happy with the gift.

Darcie said...

Pretty *saxy* candy!!! ;-)

Love your friend's quilt. You're so sweet! I bet she treasures it!