Saturday, 25 July 2015

Fairy Tale Mini Swap: Snow White and Rose Red

If you're here to see my Yuma Quilt please click here.

I've been meaning to share this with you for a couple of weeks! I recently participated in the Fairy Tale Mini Swap and this is what I made for my partner. She wrote on her swap survey that her favourite Fairy Tale is "Snow White and Rose Red". I had never heard of this fairy tale so I googled it and read it and now I love it too! If you want to read it click here.

I used raw edge applique to attach the girls and animals to a batik forest background. I bought the batik while on vacation in Jasper National Park. The forest animals are from "Forest Friends" line by Ingrid Snyder for Moda.

I wrote the girl's names with thread using my sewing machine as well as a quote from the story (upper right of photo). The girls are from a pattern kit by Carrie Payne of Believe Magic. You can buy them in her Etsy Shop - Believe Magic.

I used a Heather Ross gnome for the dwarf in the story. Here is the bear shaking his treasures from the dwarf's pockets. In the story the bear swipes the dwarf with his paw but I took some artistic liberty here. The beads that I have sewn on are actual semi-precious gemstone beads of garnet, amethyst, jade, carnelian and quartz that I bought one year in Jasper, Alberta at a shop called "Jasper Rock and Jade".

Here you can see the quote from the story in the upper right: "What one has she must share with the other."

Here is a closer look at some of the forest animals.
I really enjoyed learning about this fairy tale and making this mini for my partner. She really loved it so that was wonderful. Thank you for coming by to see it today. :)

5 comments:

  1. Well I had never heard of this fairy tale either Anita. Lovely little quilt - how big is it? Great idea for a swap too. xx

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  2. How exciting! I adore the mini quilt. It is fun, fun, fun! I love all the detail. I don't know how your swap partner could not love it.

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  3. This is just amazing. i remember having a book of this story when I was little. x

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  4. Gorgeous. I love the bear with the gnome

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  5. This is the best thing I have ever seen!! I love your imagination and skill!!! XX!

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