The quilt measures 64" x 71"

BLOCK - TENNIS PLAYER

CONGRATULATIONS TO TONIGHT'S EARLY 'DALE 
NO. 9 WINNERS!

#9A - Matted & Framed Print by Joyce Haynes titled "Spring Dale"
WINNER:  JEANNE ESMOND OF HERNDON, VA

#9B - "Straw Hat Girl" T-shirt
WINNER:  MARCIA SMITH OF BROOKLYN, NY

#9C - Mudpups Black & Tan Gift Tags
WINNER:  NEW ENGLAND AIREDALE RESCUE
C/O BARBARA CURTISS OF CORNWALL BRIDGE, CT

THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING THE 2014 AIREDALE RESCUE QUILT FUNDRAISER!


BLOCK MAKER: REBECCA EASH
ARTIST: PATTY EISENBRAUN

Original Drawing
Quilted Block



















Rebecca wrote: “A fuzzy green orb, you wonder if it’s something from Mars? No, it’s the single most exciting thing in the world to my Chuckles. He can smell it from another room, the bounce of one wakes him from a deep sleep, he can taste the wet green felt and become a tail spinning dervish of an Airedale. He dreams of a trip to Wimbledon where he would be the best tennis ball boy ever. He might need a visor to shield his eyes from rain or sun—but that green fuzzy orb is like a beacon in the night-calling to him - come get me! Chuckles gives his heart and soul to a fuzzy green tennis ball. This block is dedicated to Chuckles and all the joy he brings to those around him - but mostly it’s an ode to his beloved tennis ball!"

Chuckles favorite ball!
Even in Winter



Rebecca did a wonderful job documenting the making of her block. Here are lots of progress photos.

Tracing the pattern onto
freezer paper
Ready to cut out pattern pieces


Auditioning fabric
and more fabric


Pattern pieces
Assembly



Assembly 
Assembly



Eyes
Eyes






Starting to sew
Checking placement



a perfect beard and ball
Sewing




Checking placement again 
 



Closeup of visor
Closeup of ball




DONE! Ready to send to Karen for quilt assembly!

Rebecca's helpers:

Chuckles guarding the door
Kitty keeping the chair warm










Thank you, Rebecca, for all the photos to document the process.
EARLY 'DALE DRAWING NO. 9 TAKES PLACE TONIGHT AT 8 PM EDT.  
#9A is the matted & framed Joyce Haynes print titled "Spring Dale"
#9B is the "Straw Hat Girl" T-shirt
#9C is the Mudpups Black & Tan Gift Tags (set of 2)

6 comments :

  1. I just love this block!! and i love the photos that show the way it was done.

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  2. We just LOVE this block! You did a superduper job, Rebecca! Molly wants to know if she can come over and play ball with Chuckles? Pretty please ☺

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  3. I love how you used part of the sunflower fabric for the eyes. How clever!

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  4. Thank you for the kind comments! It is really fun to be part of this quilting project and I'm alway humbled when the total amount raised is announced. And YES, Molly can come visit any time! That would be so much fun!

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  5. I give up...I typed my message and than hit publish and it brought me here...

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