Newest Light Blocks

becky_iaFebruary 12, 2008

These are the latest light blocks I have done. One will be for a Rotary Fundraiser this weekend. Hoping it will bring in the $$$$!

Pictures are of fronts & the backs in a stained glass patchwork.

Becky

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siriusmosaics

What a nice job on them all. I especially like the last one, the color combination and the cutting are great.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 11:04AM
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Calamity_J

They look great and I'm sure they will be bid on!!! Those bases are so great! AND that table looks like a perfect project!!lol! I was looking into solar lights for my glass block idea as then I eliminate the whole electrical problem(DH is sooo "frugal", he shuts night lights off!)Just concerned that solar lighting isn't as bright as I want. hmmm....

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:51PM
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LinLee

Hey those are pretty! I missed the lighting info...
is there a little nightlight in there are a candle?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 12:57PM
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meadel

Becky you do such nice work on those glass blocks! That first one would go well in my sons room, ( he likes it and told me to make one like it!) Do those ones have christmas tree lights inside or a fixture?
Lori

Jane, I suppose that the solar spot lights would be kinda big to fit inside ( is that how you wanted to go? Maybe just alternate solar-block to make you both happy ?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 1:34PM
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mmqchdygg

ooo- love #3! More nice blocks; thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 1:41PM
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gretch1964

Oh those are nice and i like the frames for them also.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 2:27PM
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cacbeary

I love them all but especially love 3 & 4. That wood around them is great.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:00PM
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texaswild

Ooooooooooooo - nice, BECKY. Very pretty - all of them.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:21PM
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crackpotannie

Beautiful Becky! Your lucky to have someone make those frames for you.which one is the auction piece?Let us know how it goes..

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 4:28PM
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nanatricia

Very pretty!!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 10:02PM
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shrty411

Those are really nice. I think the last is my favorite. Good luck . Let us know how it goes!!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2008 at 10:25PM
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cindiloo

BEAUTIFUL, Becky!! I LOVE how you also did the backs, gives it an even more finished look!
Is the first one a rooster face?
Love the colors on the quilt block!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 3:22AM
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curbdiver1954

Love the last 2 shots - wonderful colors and super cutting! If you don't mind me asking, where do you bring out the light cord when you're using a frame? Haven't done any with a frame, just the block where I bring the cord out the bottom.

Pat

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 7:20AM
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foxglove44

Outstanding!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 7:31AM
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d3bbi

Becky, your lights are so attractive. Nice job and very creative!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 8:05AM
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becky_ia

Good morning, Thank you for all the nice compliments. There are two blocks here, the Amber colored one, with the faceted jewel in the middle and the amber patchwork back-is the one for the Rotary Auction which is held this Saturday night. I will let you know what it brings. There are alot of really neat things for the fundraiser and one never knows what any item will bring. Just need two people who each want it bad enough! We'll see. The second one is an Iowa Hawkeye (football) done in their colors of yellow & black. I took the picture with no flash hoping you could see what it looks like in the dark. Not a really good picture.

The lighting in the blocks is a string of 20 minature lights (like Christmas tree lights) that I got at my local hardware store in the lightening department. My husband drills a hole in each block with a glass drill bit. The stands/frames also have a hole in the bottom for the lights with a groove cut out towards the back for the cord to run along. You have to put the block into the frame before putting the lights in. The lights & stands are what really makes the blocks-everyone who sees them lit up "ohs" & "ahs".

I am working on two more that are almost finished. One is a flag and the other a cardinal. Will post pictures when they are finished.

Becky

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 8:40AM
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klinger

gorgeous lights, I hope they do very well at the auction,
Cindy

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 10:33AM
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stjohnsgypsy

Love all of them!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 10:41AM
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ohtobedone

Your blocks are awesome! Would you believe I'm doing a flag and a cardinal? A like minds! Can't wait to see how your auction goes! Good luck! Sally

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 6:25PM
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becky_ia

Hi Sally, Oh my gosh! That is so crazy! Please post your pictures too!

Becky

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 10:54PM
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natasha687

My Mom lives in Iowa and I recognize that Hawkeye bird! They really take pride in that and you see it everywhere. I think it is so uniting. Your block should really do well, they are beautiful and beautifully done. You did the Hawkeye bird perfect!
Natasha687

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:37PM
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cindiloo

Ahhhh, a Hawkeye...NOT a rooster!
You can tell I grew up in the city! LOL!!
SALLY: Yeah, post pictures please!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 8:56PM
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chickeemama

Those are great!!! Hope you really make some good money for the auction. I LOVE the 3rd one...It just speaks to me for some reason!!!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2008 at 10:17PM
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shrty411

How did the auction go?

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 8:28AM
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fiddlekate

Your light blocks are GREAT! So nicely done!
I'm looking forward to hearing how the auction goes, too. I'm making a mosaic piece to donate to a silent auction in April (IF it turns out well.)
Yours are beautiful!!!
Katie

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 11:28AM
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