Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A quick peek at my project

So here is a quick peek at my project I"m working on at my mom's house! Isn't it awesome!


When Holly was a young girl she always loved my mom's figurines she had on her wedding cake. (They are now 49 years old!) Anyway when mom moved out east she was going to throw them away and Holly said "no, I want them on my wedding cake". So she boxed them up and labeled the box. Mom brought the box out east figuring by the time Holly grew up she wouldn't want them. Well the other day Holly asked if I could get them out while I'm at mom's house. My sister in law is going to repaint the colors and give the girls new dresses to match Holly's wedding colors! My mom is still surprised she really wants them! And let me tell you, these are plaster figures, not the cheap plastic stuff they have these days!

17 comments from wonderful readers:

Barb said...

Love the quilt

Vicki W said...

The star blocks are beautiful! What a great treasure for your daughter too!

belinda said...

Oh what good quilty progress....and I'm thrilled she wants things from the...LOL...'olden days'!!

Lori said...

Spectacular blocks! They look like a lot of fun to make.
Nice story to go with the cake toppers:)

Vert Cerise said...

Great stars !!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh yes, awesome!!! Can't wait to see it finished. 8-)))

MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh Dawn, your quilt will be magnificent! What a sweet story about your mom's cake toppers! And very nice that Holly treasures them!

Jan said...

The figurers will be great. They look like they are in fantastic shape. How fun. The stars look great. Can't wait to see the finish.
Looks like you are staying busy.

Karen said...

The photo of your new quilt project caught my eye right away. It is awesome.
Are all of the little people to go on the wedding cake? I can tell they are vintage and well made.

Libby said...

Well . . . . you know I love the quilt *s* But those figures are just fabulous. That Holly is a smart girl to have asked they be saved. Such a special treasure for her to have on her wedding day!

Julia said...

I love your new quilt blocks...it's going to be awesome..

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love all the figurines dawn. Those are very cool.

Darcie said...

Very cool girl, that Holly. ;-) "Something old...."

Love your work in progress too! Stars. Imagine that! ;-)

julieQ said...

Wow, cool! I love this project, fun to work away from home. And your cake decorations are great, a fun tradition for more family weddings.

Judy said...

Wow look at all those grooms!! LOVE that so much! You quilt is going to be fabulous!! Spider webs are so fantastic and the CW prints...well you know how I feel about those!

Lea said...

OMG! your star blocks! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love them!!!
and those figurines are soooo cool.
:-)

mamaspark said...

I love the string blocks. How did you make them? I am always looking for new string blocks. Mind sharing??