Lady GaGa Eyes Revisited

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I pulled out my Material Obsession Two book and opened my box of UFO projects to make progress on my Gypsy Kisses quilt. Lori dubbed the blocks - my GaGa quilt, and you can see why.
I started working again on this during my vacation. and have almost all my black dot middle piece appliqued onto the lashes part of the GaGa eyes of the Gypsy Kisses blocks. At least all the blocks I have made so far.
This type of quilt is not easy for me and the applique dot piece had to be hand stitched into a "hole". When the side lashes are joined to the square blocks it leaves a hole in the center of the block and then appliqueing the piece into the seam allowance of the lashes is a little bit of a trick. But, I got the hang of it. Finally.
I love the combinations of fabric in my blocks.
Some kind of black and white dot fabric is in the center of all the pieces.
And some type of gray fabric makes up the end squares. I kept it really scrappy.
The bottom block above has 2 different pink strips of fabric for the lashes but I don't mind that since that would be typical for a real vintage quilt. When those quilt makers would run out of matching fabric they would just make a substitution. I like adding that quirk to my quilts sometime.
These fabrics all make me happy.
I don't know how big to make this quilt but I am pretty sure mine will be much smaller than the quilt in the book. The next step would be joining blocks together. That scares me! I hope there isn't another big time gap before you see these blocks on my blog again.

-nanette
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Suburban Stitcher said...

That quilt is definitely on my bucket list! It's such a wonderful combination of fabrics, color, and amazing piecing. Can't wait to see yours!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lady GaGa eyes is a perfect name for these blocks! Going to be stunning.

Simone de Klerk said...

Great blocks! would be something for my Aunt Grace fabrics (o:

AnnieO said...

Wonderful fabric combos! Love the quilt's new name :) Good luck on the next step!

Lynn said...

This does look scary! The pattern, not the happy and darling fabrics you've used. I'm looking forward to seeing it come together!
Love the name!

Nedra said...

A great reminder to pull my blocks out and get back to working on them too! I remember we started together, but I think you are further along than me.

Mary said...

Love how this is turning out. Your fabric choices are wonderful. Thankyou for sharing.

Cathi said...

What a fun quilt this is going to be! Looking at the blocks you've got done made me smile -- they're just so cheerful!

Muddling Through said...

Wow, Nanette, you've got a LOT done! I love them all. Your fabric combinations and choices are just happy, but then, that IS a sign that you are the one who made them. We like happy, don't we!

Susan said...

You've done a wonderful job on these blocks. They do look like beautiful eyes just not creepy like gaga.

pratima said...

Your blocks are very pretty and fun, Nanette! Very cute prints and colors! I set aside some fabrics for this quilt but not sure when I'll be able to get to it :)

Candice said...

Ohhhh, I so want to make this quilt- one of those that is at the bottom of the list though- stinker :) Your's is coming along beautifully and it looks perfect! Love the quirk you added in- so fun!

*karendianne. said...

Oh you beautiful quilter you!!! I knew these were hiding away somewhere and I can't tell you how happy I am to see them pop up all awake. I think all the thought you're putting into this with your fabrics is really going to make it something super stunning. Not that you don't do that anyway but… well I'm just highlighting that in this pattern because (ahh gee I'm making bad sentences with my delight….)

Cardygirl said...

Your blocks are great and make me feel quite inspired! The blocks are so happy & cheerful, I am looking forward to seeing it's progress.

Julia said...

Wow Nanette...love the blocks, and what a great name for them...
Will be a stunning quilt.
Julia ♥

Lurline said...

Looking wonderful Nanette - love the thought of a scrappy quilt, no boredom there - can't wait to see a finish - I have loved that quilt since first I saw it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Connie said...

What beautiful blocks! They sure look like a lot of work to put together!

Janet said...

You go Nanette! Every single melon is a joy to look at with your fabric choices. No matter how big it is in the end it will be wonderful.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette -- your blocks are gorgeous! I'm really feeling the pull to do some sort of detailed scrap quilt too -- just too obsessed by my current UFO pile which seems to grow, rather than shrink. I can't wait to see this quilt again!

a little bit biased said...

oh my gosh. that quilt is going to be so beautifuil! i love your colors. you inspire me.

amber

madrekarin said...

Oh, wow, Nanette! Your GaGa eyes are fabulous! Hmm, maybe I do need to get that book. :)

Sinta Renee said...

I just love that quilt... my DIL borrowed my MO@ book... I am going to have to get it back from her and make this quilt! Especially since you have renamed it!!! That cracks me up!(BTW, a month ago I wouldn't have known who that was)!
I can't stop drooling over your blocks!

Sherry said...

I love those blocks. Your fabric choices/combinations are awesome! Love the rename Lori gave the quilt. Very appropriate. :)

Sherri said...

Love the new name...this is another one of those quilts on the list...someday!

Diana said...

Oh how wonderful! I love your blocks, and I can only imagin the bias on sewing the middle piece in to the seam allowance. Love your fabric choices. Thank you for sharing!