Tuesday, February 7, 2017

One Bikini, Two Bikini - Red Bikini, Blue Bikini

Many of us enjoyed the Superbowl on Sunday.
I, on the other hand, was worried.  Worried about wardrobe malfunction.


You see when you are trying to put four women in bikinis, that is a natural concern.
Will they fit? Will they look good? And most importantly, will they stay put?

When I saw Lorna's new bikini block, I immediately knew I had to try it.  Yes, Sandra - it was yet another DREAMi moment.

I checked all the solids in my stash that could be used as a skin tone - cream, apricot, brick, rosewood.


None of them matched MY skin tone.  This batik came close.  But I am not covered with purple freckles. I chose apricot (even though that is not my skin tone) to make the first bikini block.




Fortunately it all worked out.  Meet my bikini models.

The original design is actually a three-piece bikini, with a column of skin between the breasts.  That column of skin was bothering me, so I chose to connect the two with a band in one block.




For the remaining three, I changed the design ever so slightly so that the fabric of the bikini is continuous between the breasts.


Red Bikini and Blue Bikini.  I so enjoyed making these blocks.



For this last one, I used this lovely green Angela Walters fabric.  I received this as a gift from Mari.



I am so glad that all four of my models look good - no malfunction here.
How do I know that my bikini models look good?
Because Paul remarked - What bodacious tatas!!!

Thanks to Lorna, these bikini ladies are so real.  I can relate :-)
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I also tried the Honey Pot Bee blocks.

Figured that Tula Pink fabric would look great as the focus of the Star Kisses block. What do you think?


OK, may be not all four stars, but two stars had the fussy cut face.  The other two would be floral.


As I was ready to piece, I noticed that the flying geese block appeared like the queen had her hat pulled over to partially cover her face.  Too interesting to not take a picture.


Here is a note of caution - this Star Flower block requires exact seams and careful matching of points.
And I am sure that I did not succeed in achieving that :-(


In any case, here is my slightly wonky, but completed Star Flower bock for the Honey Pot Bee February.


For the second Honey Pot Bee block, it was suggested that we use a novelty fabric.  I did not want to break that Riley Blake FQ bundle, but if not now then when?


The Quilter's Pantry Block was super simple and super fast. It also allows you to showcase fun fabrics that you do not want to cut up.


Here is my handiwork for February Honey Pot Bee. Now, to wait for he March blocks. Aaaahhhh, that is going to be a long wait!!!



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I also acquired some new fabric, since it was on sale at Hancocks for just $4.99/yard. 



So definitely a very busy weekend

  • Four bikini blocks
  • Honey Pot Bee Blocks
  • Also Completed the 64 bird blocks (doing a happy dance).


But nothing got finished.  Therefore my OMG for February is to finish my KISS.
It is about time to finish this quilt which I started exactly a year ago for the Craftsy blog hop for Valentine's Day last year!!!

I just might also complete the bird flimsy in February...unless I get distracted by something else :-D
As usual, I 'd love to hear from you.

27 comments:

  1. Fun! I like your changes to the blocks.

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  2. I love the bikini blocks. I like the modification you made.

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  3. Those bikini blocks are interesting. Maybe you should modify them to reflect those of us who are not so well endowed. lol A smaller bikini top will do just fine; no need to bother with the bottoms. Thanks for showing that some people are modest.

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  4. Those bikinis are so cute! I love that they aren't super-skinny and the modifications. Otherwise that top would never stay up! I like the other blocks too, especially the jar full of fish!

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  5. Love the bikinis! Yours turned out to be very cute and fun. The bee blocks are fun too. They all look perfect to me, seams and all.

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  6. AIEEEEEE!!!! Squeeeeal! I love your Elizabeth fabric blocks.

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  7. Your bikini ladies are wonderful, Preeti. I love your fabric choices and the alterations you made. Are you making this into a mini? Those star blocks also look fabulous! What a busy stitcher!

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  8. Love your bikini ladies! That fishie material in the jar block is adorable.

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  9. Great work with adjusting the bikinis Preeti. The blocks are a lot of fun. Thanks for the heads up on the difficulty of the star kisses block. I'd like to try that one.

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  10. I feel a breast reduction might be in order!! These are so funny and adorable! Your adjustment worked great too!

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  11. Love your bikini blocks....and your Honey Pot blocks, I still have to do my February ones but have enjoyed looking everyone's novelty fabrics they are using!

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  12. You are too cute! Love those bikinis, and yes, they look like they stayed in place! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  13. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

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  14. These are so adorable! Lorna has the coolest blocks!

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  15. I adore your bikini blocks and the way you personalised them for each lady! Loved seeing your Honey Pot blocks too - they're next on my to-do list, probably over the weekend. :)

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  16. What a great collection of blocks. I like your new fabrics too.

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  17. very busy week for you, I love your models and I really like how you adapted the pattern.

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  18. Laughing and loving your bikini models, Preeti! They are all gorgeous. Lorna comes up with such fun designs!

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  19. Super Bowl. Wardrobe malfunction. You've got me snickering over here. These are so fun, and I think it's funny that you increased their modesty without (apparently) affecting their sex appeal. I'm thinking Lorna was really tired of winter. I'm enjoying seeing what you're doing for the Honey Pot Bee. ( I think I have HPB envy right now.)

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  20. you are too clever!! I like the one with some skin between her cups. And all the skin tones especially. I imagine it was not easy to find natural women models instead of stick thin ones. Curves are for women! LeeAnna

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  21. Your bikini blocks are so fun! I enjoyed the different skin tone fabrics you found. There is probably not a perfect one for any of us, but lots of beautiful colors will work!

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  22. Your bikinis and Tula blocks are awesome!

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  23. You were very productive this week. Thanks for sharing all your lovely blocks with Oh Scrap! I really like the stars.

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  24. Finally bikinis for real women, even if malfunctions do happen at times. Plus they put some humor in our days. Thanks, Preeti.

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  25. Love your bikini blocks. Haven't seen them before. Also like your Bee blocks too. Fun

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  26. Great figures those ladies have in bikinis! Thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesday

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  27. Love the bikinis, double D's they may be but pleasingly covered in all the right places! Love the use of Elizabeth in the stars block!

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