Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Masquerade Ball

"Incognito" is in the mail.  The Masquerade Ball is the 2013 theme for Treasures of the Gypsy. 
There was a lot of doubt whether I would get her finished!  I knew she would be wearing the mask I bought at Pier 1 Imports several years ago.  The colors I knew should be purple, turquoise, gold.  I received fabrics of green, red and gold!!!!  I did use the gold - very rich and very gypsy.  I ended up using a fabric from my Mom's stash with all of the right colors and some silks from my stash.   It took me a while to decide on the pattern.  I selected "Madame" by Arley Berryhill.  I love his dolls!  This is the first time I have used his pattern.  I did have to do a bigger nose for her to support the mask. 
Close up of Incognito
   She will be shown at the Houston Quilt Show in November with the Treasures of the Gypsies..