This year, my third-grade son suggested that we dye our Easter eggs black. Black?! If you met my boys, you would understand. How do you even DO that, I wondered? So I said, "No black eggs -- it's Easter, not Halloween!" However, through some kind of food coloring mishap, the eggs that were supposed to be blue came out such a dark, midnight blue that they really DO look black. The rest of the eggs are normal colors, just very vivid. I think I put way too much food coloring overall. Anyway, after the kids went to bed, a wicked urge came over me and I went to town on the eggs with a Sharpie marker. Tomorrow morning, I plan to act really surprised and exclaim, "Boys! Look what the Easter Bunny did to your eggs!!"
See those weird, creepy charcoal-black eggs at the top ? I'm sure I couldn't duplicate that if I tried. My favorites are in the photo below: The Egg Who Lived (top left), the orange dragon (bottom left) and Mr. Yuck (bottom center).
I got the egg faces idea from one of those endlessly forwarded emails that one of my sisters sent me. They had faces drawn on uncolored white eggs, like this:
I think my colored eggs are much cuter. If anyone knows the source for the terrified eggs in the above photo, please let me know so I can give credit where it's due. Have a Happy Easter!
To answer your question, the center motif is machine embroidered, as are the four side leaf motifs. The rest is all by BSR, free-handed without any computerization involved. The project is meant to be for BSR beginners in that if they master their background quilting, they would feel more confident in doing free-motion for the main motifs. :)
Those eggs are cute, by the way -- love the different expression.
Ivory Spring: Well, I'm in awe. Granted, I haven't put in much practice time with the BSR (ran out and got the update added to my Artista when they first came out with it, but I had spent SO much time piecing the current top I was working on at the time that I chickened out and hand quilted it instead). Maybe I need to take a refresher class on BSR and do some smaller, less terrifying projects until I get my confidence up. There -- I said it on the internet with the whole world as witnesses! I promise to practice free motion quilting! :-)
uuuuummmmm....i think the egg faces are from a video on Youtube......? tell me if im wrong
Ummmm..... i think the picture of the terrified eggs are from a video on Youtube.......? Correct me if im wrong
MsMshammy: Could be – I only saw the still photo (posted in my blog entry) on a forwarded email. If the idea of the egg faces came from a YouTube video, please send me a link so I can post it. I’d love to be able to give credit where it’s due!
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