March 7, 2013

Twilight Saga Charity Quilt: Fido

"Allow me," I suggested. Silently, I lifted my doggy bowl off the floor. Then, with a quick, powerful flip of my wrist, I threw it into the back of Blondie's head so hard that — with an earsplitting bang — it smashed flat before it ricocheted across the room and snapped the round top piece off the thick newel post at the foot of the stairs. –Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn page 303 - 304

Designed and pieced by Krista as part of our Give-to-Win Twilight Saga Charity Quilt.

From Krista:
This is the first time I have taken part in the making of one of these quilts, and I was very excited to be asked!! I decided to create the "Fido" block because it was one of my favorite scenes in the book - classic Jacob and Rosalie! I wanted to keep it simple, but at the same time try to recreate that moment. I found a pale peach reproduction fabric with a small rose pattern on it for the background, thinking that the roses would be a perfect representation of Rosalie. I tried numerous times to make a silhouette of Rosalie's head, but was never thrilled with the results so I left it out. The grey fabric dog bowl was traced free-hand - I reversed the fabric for the inner part of the bowl - and used machine applique to sew it to the block. I added several lines of black stitching to create the illusion of the bowl flying through the air. After several failed attempts and trying to "write" the name onto the bowl with thread, I ended up using iron on letters to spell "Fido" - maybe not as pretty as Rosalie would have done it, but I still like it!

This block was such fun to make, and I am honored to have a small part in this amazing quilt!!

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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1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Krista, you did a great job on this block. I especially love the pretty background fabric with the subtle roses on it. Nice touch!

xo -E