June 14, 2010

Eclipse Quilt: Bella's Bracelet

Eclipse Quilt:  Bella's Bracelet

...  Don't be a poor sport.  I brought you a graduation present and everything. ...

Take it back to the store, Jake.  I've got to do something. ...

He stepped into my line of sight, demanding my attention.

I can't take it back.  I didn't get it from the store--I made it myself.  Took a really long time, too.

(Eclipse, p. 372)

... I didn't make the bracelet, he admitted.  Just the charm.

Fastened to one of the links of the silver bracelet was a tiny wooden carving. ... It was amazing the amount of detail involved in the little figurine--the miniature wolf was utterly realistic.  It was even carved out of some red-brown wood that matched the color of his skin.

(Eclipse, p. 374)

... Jacob Black can give you presents. ...

He pursed his lips for a second.  How about hand-me downs?  Are those acceptable?

... Don't you think it's fair, then, he asked, looking down at my hand as he spoke.  He turned it palm up, and ran his finger along the veins in my wrist.  If I have a little representation? ...

(Eclipse, p. 413)

A hand-me-down, he reminded me sternly. ...

... On the opposite side of chain from the wolf, there now hung a brilliant heart-shaped crystal. ...

... But I thought it was a good representation, he continued.  It's hard and cold.  He laughed.  And it throws rainbows in the sunlight. ...

...  My heart is just as silent, he mused.  And it, too, is yours.

(Eclipse, pp 438-439)

Block Details:


  Bella's bracelet.....

There is another pattern out in the quilting world for Bella's bracelet, but the one I used is my own.  I couldn't use that pattern, I wanted the bracelet to have more detail, and I wanted the bracelet to take up as much of the block as possible.  I drafted my pattern using the Electric Quilt software.  The block is pretty glitzy with the silver fabric I used and the gold background fabric.  I used the gold because Edward puts the crystal heart on her bracelet while Bella's sitting on his bed with the gold comforter.

First, I used Word to get the shape of the bracelets by inserting one ellipse inside the other.  Next, I used the Print Screen function to save the image to the Clipboard.  I pasted it into my photo editing software to crop it and saved it as a .bmp image as required for EQ5.  Finally, I used EQ5 to make the paper piecing pattern.  (pattern available upon request)

This is the image I made in Word that I that I imported into EQ.

The heart charm and the wolf charm are real and attached as charms to the fabric bracelet with thread.

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