February 22, 2013

Twilight Saga Charity Quilt: Cliff Diving

I smiled and raised my arms straight out, as if I were going to dive, lifting my face into the rain. But it was too ingrained from years of swimming at the public pool—feet first, first time. I leaned forward, crouching to get more spring . . .

And I flung myself off the cliff.

I screamed as I dropped through the open air like a meteor, but it was a scream of exhilaration and not fear. The wind resisted, trying vainly to fight the unconquerable gravity, pushing against me and twirling me in spirals like a rocket crashing to earth.
–Bella Swan, New Moon, page 359


Cliff Diving
Designed by Angie, adapted and pieced by Joyce as part of our Give-to-Win Twilight Saga Charity Quilt.

From Joyce:
Angie’s Cliff Diving Block on the New Moon Quilt was beautiful, so I used her pattern. To make the block a bit different for this quilt, I flipped it left to right. The beach comes to the start of the cliffs with some of the bushes showing on the lower cliff, which is dark gray to contrast with the beach. Bella has just jumped from the upper cliff, which is a lighter gray stone material. The bushes and forest are a fabric with trees, which I also used in the arm wrestling block. The darkened sky is my favorite tie-dyed material, which I use often. The water is a variegated blue with sparkles in it. As in Angie’s block, Victoria is floating in the distance.

For every $5 donation to George Mark Children's House, you get one chance to win this quilt. Visit the Twilight Saga Quilt Page for more details.

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3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Joyce, you did a beautiful job with this block! I love how it came out. Your fabrics are so pretty and the perfect colors.

xo -E

hardhatcat said...

I love how you've done this block. Love the fabrics. I think i'm beginning to love that tie-died fabric too! ;)

Iris said...

Joyce, I love all the textures you captured in this scene. sand, rock, gravel, trees, water, sky, wonderful fabric choices. The Bella silhouette came out so neat! I can almost hear her little cry of triumph as she jumps!