I have Tamiko as a partner in two bees and she asked for Magnum P.I. or Hawaii-themed blocks for both bees. I've already sent her the aviator sunglasses block. I also signed up for a mustache block. I've wanted to make this block since June. I really have been pondering this one for that long.
My dad is a tall guy with naturally wavy red hair that has only gotten darker with age and he's had a mustache for nearly all of my life (for a short time he had a short beard, but then he went back to the 'stache). I had this specific picture in my head of a big, textured mustache that I had the hardest time translating into a block. I’ll tell you, Tom Selleck’s mustache is a
tough one to depict by itself without it looking like a turd. I knew I could never depict a face in fabric and starting with flesh-colored fabric gave me the willies. So, I thought of my dad's super short jeans shorts from this era and chose a similar fabric as a background. Then I used some thread to show where the nose and lower lip might be to ground the rest of the block. I hope it looks right. I asked my husband what he thought and he said, "It looks very Selleck-y." Good man.
I encourage you to check out the other blocks made for Tamiko in the Ringo Pie Bee by Kerry, Leila, Charise, and Amber. And here is a selection from the Cocorico Bee by Leila, Kylie, Muriël, and Amy. It is a very creative theme, even if I couldn't tolerate watching the show for very long.
Do you have a favorite show or movie that you'd like to see translated into quilt blocks?