So, I finally stopped procrastinating and finished my own square for the EFNW Charity Quilt project I'm organizing. More details here if you are interested:
Pony Quilt Project Everfree 2014!Update #3: I have enough people for the project, but I am still taking requests to join until the end of the night. If you want to participate and haven't sent me a note yet, make sure you do it soon!
Update #2: I'm still taking requests until tomorrow night before I decide who is doing what, but we definitely won't need anyone to make two squares now! In fact I am going to need to put a few people on the back-up list. Remember that being on the back-up list absolutely does not mean I don't think you are awesome enough to participate, it just means that we have a ton of people! Maybe if the people on the backup list want to we can make some extra squares and make matching pillow cases, or a second smaller wall-hanging quilt! Though I lean towards pillow cases because they wouldn't need batting and quilting. Let me know what you all think of that idea!
Update: I know I gave people until Friday night so there is still time for responses, but I
Why did I choose to do Twilight and not best pony Rarity? Well, So many other crafters wanted to do Rarity that I felt bad taking that square for myself and not giving someone else a chance. Twilight is second best pony so she was fun too! Why did I only show her head? Well, my poll
was almost evenly divided on the alicorn versus unicorn debate and there were some very passionate people on either side. I decided to avoid any potential alicorn versus unicorn drama and just do a portrait of her cute face. Problem solved! Why did I stay up until 3:30 AM finishing the square tonight when I could have easily finished tomorrow morning or afternoon? I have no idea. It's probably best not to question that.
Twilight's square is made with quilting cottons and machine appliqued with rayon embroidery thread. The fabrics that make up her cutie mark also have a bit of sparkle and shine to them. I couldn't make the Twilight SPARKLE
square not sparkle, now could I? I tend to prefer quilts that are made with printed fabrics rather than solids so the only solid fabrics are her face and teeth. I tried to choose prints that also fit with the Twilight Sparkle theme. The purple in her hair has tiny stars on it and I thought the swirls in the blue seemed very magical. The pink stripe is just a sort of mottled color. I couldn't find a super awesome print for that one.
I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. I have enough fabric to make a second one and am considering at some point making another and making the rest of the mane six in this style and sew them into a small wall hanging for myself since I obviously won't be able to keep the quilt unless I can win it at the auction, of course. However, I hope it goes for far more than I could afford to pay!