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Apr 7, 2016

Off On Another Tangent!!

"Moth Eaten"
is what I've come up with for my next series of blocks. I'm planning twelve blocks total. As those of you who are followers, you know that when I get something in my head, I'm on a mission to get it done........ Until it comes to the quilting part....sigh!!
I was talking with Mr. Cowboy when a moth flew into the room from nowhere the other day. Of course I had to eliminate it which was not an easy task because said moth was fleet winged. No really, I couldn't catch the little flittering critter. Mr. Cowboy was laughing his head off as I chased the moth around the house yelling for him to help me. Finally, with heavy breathing, a sweaty brow and a near missed fall, I pulled out the big guns. No, not the shotgun, although I did contemplate it, but that would have caused major hole damage. Plus, Mr. Cowboy stood in front of the gun vault thingy. I used Raid, of course!! A can in each hand. I nearly drenched myself before I could take out the moth. I thought I'd need oxygen afterwards.
With that said, here's my first moth, not a block yet because I haven't figured out what I want as a background.
I decided to to the 'death-face' moth from Silence of the Lambs and after surfing the Net I found out what it would look like and drew off my own interpretation. Then I dug into the old stash for possible colors.
Using Steam-a-Seam II Lite or Heat N Bond Lite, I traced off the parts needed.

Next, I cut out parts. Above are most of them. I did have a minor problem with the fan blowing things around.

Finally, here's my moth. I'll think of a background later.


allthingzsewn said...

Girl you are just flat out good, no if and's or buts. That thing looks real. Dead maybe, but real.

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lefuntz said...

Rhonda you slay me! will there be a can or two of Raid in the background?

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Gene Black said...

I know how you collect interesting fabrics, but I was still surprised to see the little skull for the moth.
It looks great.

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh....it looks so real!

Claudia said...

Looks very real. Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's so realistic! I might embroider one, but I don't see me ever appliquéing it. You are so talented!

Gari in AL said...

Haven't you seen the little electric (battery operated) tennis racket like things for killing bugs. They work great. It's a bug zapper that you hold in your hand and swing at the bug. Hubby uses one all the time.


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